Angry questions expected as train boss agrees to meet Hove commuters for Q&A

Angry commuters will get their chance to put questions to the boss of GTR at a public meeting in Hove next week. The Q&A has been arranged by Hove MP Peter Kyle, who says he has been forced to sofa surf during the recent rail chaos to make sure he gets to the House of...
Posted On 21 Jun 2016 at 7:12 pm

300 Brighton and Hove council jobs go over the past year, says new report

The total number of staff fell by more than 300 at Brighton and Hove City Council in the past financial year, according to a new report. More than 220 took redundancy. Others left and were not replaced. The number of staff employed by the council totalled 4,541 compared with...
Posted On 21 Jun 2016 at 5:49 pm

Brighton and Hove taxpayers invited to inspect council’s books

Taxpayers in Brighton and Hove are being invited to inspect the council’s books in detail as the formal annual audit draws to a close. Brighton and Hove City Council has opened its books for inspection for a 30-day period which started last Wednesday (15 June). The public has...
Posted On 21 Jun 2016 at 4:43 pm

i360 facing boycott after contract jobs advertised at minimum wage despite Living Wage pledge

A union is considering calling for a boycott of the i360 after jobs for photographers, waiters, bar staff and baristas at the £46m tourist attraction were advertised at the minimum wage – despite the i360 signing up as a local Living Wage employer. Two contractors are...
Posted On 21 Jun 2016 at 3:49 pm

Hove mental hospital rated good in official inspection

A Hove mental hospital has been given a “good” rating by official inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). While the overall rating was good the Priory Hospital Brighton and Hove, in Church Road, Hove, was told that it “requires improvement” when it comes to safety. The...
Posted On 21 Jun 2016 at 3:23 pm

First of new Thameslink trains carries passengers from Brighton

A glimmer of hope amid the misery on the railways arrived at Brighton Station yesterday morning with the maiden voyage in passenger service of the new state of the art Thameslink trains. The new Siemens-built Class 700 train, which it’s hoped will help ease congestion on...
Posted On 21 Jun 2016 at 1:12 pm

Sussex ambulance firm ‘goes into liquidation’

One of the companies providing the new patient transport service contract – for non-emergency ambulances – has gone into liquidation, the GMB said this morning (Tuesday 21 June). The failure of VM Langfords has prompted the GMB union to renew its call for a proper investigation...
Posted On 21 Jun 2016 at 11:46 am
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