Brighton and Hove council tax to go up almost 4 per cent

Council tax in Brighton and Hove is to rise by almost 4 per cent from April after the council voted through its £900 million budget this evening (Thursday 25 February). Members of Brighton and Hove City Council agreed a 1.99 per cent general rise in council tax and an extra 2 per...
Posted On 25 Feb 2016 at 10:51 pm

Brighton and Hove council leader spells out his budget goals

The leader of Brighton and Hove City Council set out the Labour administration’s first budget since being returned to power at the local elections last May. Councillor Warren Morgan spoke after a singing protest from the public gallery interrupted the meeting at the County Ground...
Posted On 25 Feb 2016 at 6:28 pm

Brighton and Hove City Council budget meeting suspended after tuneful protest

The annual Brighton and Hove City Council budget meeting – at which the council tax for the coming year is set – was suspended after a tuneful protest in a packed public gallery this afternoon (Thursday 25 February). A couple of dozen protesters sang “Solidarity...
Posted On 25 Feb 2016 at 5:03 pm

Luxury Brighton hotel fails to impress hygiene inspector

One of Brighton’s swankiest hotels and restaurants has been told to make improvements after achieving just two stars in a hygiene report. Hotel du Vin was inspected last month and rated poor for food hygiene and safety, fair for structural compliance and the inspector said...
Posted On 25 Feb 2016 at 3:57 pm

Brighton comes third in UK rough sleepers league

More people are sleeping rough in Brighton and Hove than almost anywhere else in the UK, with the headcount in the city almost doubling since the previous year. The 92% rise to 78 in the autumn 2015 rough sleeper count from 41 people in 2014 is three times the national rise of...
Posted On 25 Feb 2016 at 3:47 pm

A moving experience for 250 children starting at school’s new Hove home

The Bilingual Primary School Brighton and Hove opened for lessons in its new premises next to Hove Park this morning (Thursday 25 February). Head teacher Wendy King said welcome – and bienvenido – to 250 children who were being taught in English and Spanish in borrowed classrooms...
Posted On 25 Feb 2016 at 3:12 pm

Royal Sussex on black alert thanks to heavy A&E demand

The Royal Sussex Hospital is currently on black alert as it does not have enough beds to meet a surge in demand on its A&E department. The hospital is now working to increase the number of patients being discharged to free up beds for people in more urgent need – and...
Posted On 25 Feb 2016 at 11:31 am

Fire breaks out in ninth floor lobby of towerblock flats

Firefighters were called to another blaze in a residential towerblock yesterday – but fortunately, it had been put out by a quick-thinking resident. The fire started in the lobby of the ninth floor of the block in Grove Hill, Brighton. Crews from Preston Circus and Roedean...
Posted On 25 Feb 2016 at 11:06 am

Teen robbed at knifepoint in Portslade

Police are investigating an incident in Portslade on Saturday, 20 February, in which a 17-year-old boy was robbed at knifepoint. It happened some 40 minutes after midnight when the victim, walking north along Trafalgar Road, was crossing the roundabout. He noticed a man running...
Posted On 25 Feb 2016 at 10:25 am

Brighton officer sacked for using police computers to stalk his ex-wife and girlfriend

A Brighton police officer has been sacked for using the force’s computer systems to stalk his ex-wife and girlfriend, even telling one of the women where she had been. PC Forrest Knight, who had worked in the Operations Team at the now disused Sussex House, in Crowhurst Road,...
Posted On 25 Feb 2016 at 1:22 am
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