Question Time to be filmed in Brighton the day after the Chilcot report is published

The BBC TV politics panel programme Question Time is to be filmed in Brighton next Thursday (7 July). The public will be able to put their questions to politicians on the day after the long-awaited publication of the Chilcot report into the Iraq war. Among the panellists will be...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016 at 11:59 pm

Be ready for hard decisions, planners warn Brighton and Hove business leaders

Hard decisions will need to be made about how we squeeze in more homes, offices and other buildings in Brighton and Hove, business leaders were warned this evening (Thursday 30 June). Officials are preparing to draw up part two of the City Plan – a strategic blueprint for the...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016 at 7:55 pm

Brighton and Hove’s three parties pledge to unite amidst national political turmoil

The three parties with seats on Brighton and Hove City Council today pledged to work together to allow the city to weather any fallout from the political turmoil at Westminster and elsewhere in the wake of the referendum. Since the country voted out last Thursday, there have been...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016 at 2:00 pm

Police car crashes on 999 call in Hove

A police car crashed while officers were responding to a 999 call in Hove this morning. No one was injured, Sussex Police said, but the A270 Old Shoreham Road was closed for an hour at the traffic lights at The Drive and Shirley Drive. The force said: “Emergency services were...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016 at 12:44 pm

Communities Minister praises Brighton as Great British Coastal Conferences comes to town

Communities Minister Mark Francois praised Brighton and Hove when he made the keynote speech at the Great British Coastal Conference this morning (Thursday 30 June). The government minister was welcomed by Brighton and Hove City Council leader Warren Morgan who spoke about the £1...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016 at 11:03 am

Brighton MP backs Theresa May for PM as Boris Johnson rules himself out

Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby has pledged his support for Theresa May after she announced her intention to run for the Conservative Party leadership this morning (Thursday 30 June). Former London mayor Boris Johnson has ruled himself out of the race to replace David Cameron as...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016 at 9:58 am

Hove MP challenges government to guarantee post-EU university funding – or get Boris down to Brighton to explain why not

Hove MP Peter Kyle has asked the Government to guarantee that any shortfall from the £9million EU funding for the University of Sussex post-Brexit is made up – and says if it’s not, Boris should come to Brighton to explain why not himself. The challenge was made by...
Posted On 29 Jun 2016 at 5:39 pm

Casserole Club asks neighbours to cook a bit extra for hungry neighbours

Neighbours are being urged to dish up an extra portion of casserole – or whatever is on the menu – to pass onto people unable to cook for themselves. Brighton and Hove Food Partnership is today launching the city’s first Casserole Club, which will be rolled out...
Posted On 29 Jun 2016 at 3:53 pm

Southern rail service is ‘unacceptable’, says Prime Minister, and they will have to pay out more for delays

The service provided by Southern, the train operator, is “unacceptable”, according to David Cameron at Prime Minister’s Questions today (Wednesday 29 June). And the company will be required to pay “more generous compensation” to passengers who have suffered delays, with details...
Posted On 29 Jun 2016 at 3:12 pm

Brighton and Hove Stands Together in the rain

Councillors and activists urged Brighton to love not hate on a rainy Tuesday evening at the Level days after Britain voted to leave the European Union. Brighton joined many other cities across the country Standing Together alongside the people of Europe and peacefully but...
Posted On 29 Jun 2016 at 2:47 pm