Greens may recycle old party leader as Caroline Lucas offers to job share the post

The Greens could turn back to Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas as their national party leader although this time as one half of a job share. The party’s only MP is putting herself forward for the post with the national work and pensions spokesman Jonathan Bartley, 44, from...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016 at 10:29 pm

Brighton and Hove council’s budget is back on track, says Labour

Brighton and Hove City Council’s budget is back on track, the Labour leadership said today (Wednesday 1 June). The party said: “A new report shows that despite the challenge of major Conservative government cuts to funding, Labour have got the city’s finances back on trac...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016 at 5:34 pm

Brighton and Hove parents to be offered term-time holiday compromise

Parents in Brighton and Hove are to be offered a term-time holiday compromise by the council’s schools chiefs. They plan to group five days taken from existing holidays to create a new break in each of two school years – 2017-18 and 2018-19. Three dates are being considered in...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016 at 4:57 pm

Hyde to hold design workshops with people living by Sackville Hotel site in Hove

Hyde housing association is to hold a series of design workshops for people living near the Sackville Hotel site on Hove seafront, starting on Friday (3 June). The workshops are taking place three months after Hyde withdrew its planning application for 98 homes on the site on the...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016 at 3:33 pm

Young Brighton skaters ‘pushed into drug dealing’ at Level, concerned dad says

Drug dealing is rife at the Level skatepark, with young skaters at risk of being coerced into dealing drugs or stealing by older criminals, a concerned dad has said. The Brighton father says the situation is so bad he has moved his son away from the area to avoid him falling in...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016 at 2:45 pm

Man plunges to his death from flat balcony

The grounds of a block of flats opposite Surrenden Field have been cordoned off this morning after a man fell to his death. The incident happened at about 6am at Park Manor on Withdean Rise, off London Road. Five police cars and an ambulance were called to the block, and officers...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016 at 1:32 pm