Ambulance boss suspended over call handling scandal

Unconfirmed reports suggest that ambulance boss Paul Sutton has been suspended from duty over the 111 call handling scandal. The GMB union tweeted this evening (Monday 7 March) that it was trying to verify reports that Mr Sutton had been placed on leave. The reports follow...
Posted On 07 Mar 2016 at 11:27 pm

Brighton landlord ordered to stop renting out shared house

A landlord has been ordered to stop renting out a shared house near Fiveways in Brighton. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “The landlord of a property near Fiveways in Brighton is no longer allowed to let the property as a shared house. “Last year Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 07 Mar 2016 at 9:21 pm

Scores of helpers clear truckloads of rubbish from Madeira Terraces

A community clear-up organised by a Facebook campaign and supported by the city council’s dustmen cleared dozens of bags of rubbish, including needles, from the seafront and Madeira Terraces this weekend. The event was suggested by council leader Warren Morgan, but taken on...
Posted On 07 Mar 2016 at 8:27 pm

Rush hour buses diverted after car crashes

Brighton buses were diverted during the rush hour this evening after a car driven by a man crashed into another parked car. Elm Grove was closed in both directions for just over an hour from 4.15pm this evening. It’s not thought the driver of the car was seriously hurt, but...
Posted On 07 Mar 2016 at 7:49 pm

Fewer specialist posts to go after review of learning support services in Brighton and Hove

Four fewer specialist jobs will be lost after a review of learning support services in Brighton and Hove. Green councillor Alex Phillips said that it was a triumph for democracy, adding that more than 10,000 people had signed a petition opposing the proposed changes. Councillor...
Posted On 07 Mar 2016 at 7:17 pm

Victim of Marine Parade incident still not found

Police have launched an official appeal for witnesses to a crash and brawl in Marine Parade on Saturday night which led to the closure of the road for five hours. Officers were called at around 8.45pm following reports a silver VW Polo and silver Mazda had collided. It is...
Posted On 07 Mar 2016 at 2:55 pm

Regency squares set to get communal bins

Three of Brighton and Hove’s grandest Regency squares are set to get communal bins for refuse, and possibly for recycling too. Residents in Lewes Crescent, Sussex Square, Chichester Terrace, Arundel Terrace, Brunswick Square and Terrace, Palmeira Square and Adelaide...
Posted On 07 Mar 2016 at 2:35 pm

Leading Hove Labour politician makes democratic case for leaving EU

Brexit? Why our democratic values, forged over centuries, is the real issue in the EU referendum debate By Tom Bewick On one of my recent business trips to the United States, I was the guest of Maryland State Senator, Jim Rosapepe. Late one evening, after dinner, he kindly...
Posted On 07 Mar 2016 at 8:55 am
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