Brighton and Hove council leader gives his take on Labour’s first budget

There has been a lot of discussion and speculation over what happened at the Budget Council meeting last Thursday (25 February) and what it all means. Let me put the record straight. Despite the cuts of over £20 million and council tax increases forced on us by the Conservative...
Posted On 04 Mar 2016 at 9:13 pm

Mystery surrounds the serious injuries suffered by a Brighton man – police plead for help

A Brighton man suffered seven breaks to the bones in one arm and a double fracture to the jaw as he walked home from a party. But no one can explain how he ended up with such serious injuries and Sussex Police are keen to hear from anyone who can help detectives solve the...
Posted On 04 Mar 2016 at 8:43 pm

Brighton and Hove gets the rubber gloves ready to clean for the Queen

People in Brighton and Hove are getting the rubber gloves and litter bags ready to “clean for the Queen” tomorrow (Saturday 5 March). And one litter pick along the seafront between the Palace Pier and Brighton Marina was informally described as “clean for the queens”. Brighton...
Posted On 04 Mar 2016 at 7:51 pm

Three men arrested after woman raped near Brighton shopping centre

Three men have been arrested after a woman was raped in the street near a shopping centre in Brighton as people walked by. One of the men has been charged and brought before a court while two men from Brighton have been released on police bail while detectives continue with their...
Posted On 04 Mar 2016 at 5:43 pm

Man rescued from Brighton kitchen fire this morning

Firefighters rescued a man from a smoke-logged flat and put out a kitchen fire early this morning (Friday 4 March). The man was treated with oxygen at the scene, having breathed in smoke, before being taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Kemp Town. The fire...
Posted On 04 Mar 2016 at 3:34 pm

Retired Brighton doctor defends e-cigarettes from ‘Brussels insanity’

A retired Brighton doctor has defended e-cigarettes from what he described as “the ultimate Brussels insanity”. Anthony Kenney, 74, from Ovingdean, said in a letter to The Times published today (Friday 4 March): “The tobacco companies must be delighted by the demise last week of...
Posted On 04 Mar 2016 at 2:14 pm