Labour promises to listen to Brighton and Hove nursery staff about ‘efficiency savings’

Cuts to frontline services in our city were not something the local electorate voted for in May 2015. We can do two things in this situation: protest with a placard from the sidelines or look to minimise the impact of these cuts according to Labour’s values of fairness and social...
Posted On 15 Aug 2016 at 10:30 pm

Cuts to Brighton and Hove nurseries will hit staff and standards, say Greens

Brighton and Hove Greens have criticised cuts to nursery services at four council-run nurseries. Staff must choose between pay cuts or redundancy, they said. The Greens said that budget cuts “agreed by Labour and Conservative councillors will have a highly damaging effect on...
Posted On 15 Aug 2016 at 10:18 pm

Brighton and Hove nursery staff given extra time to speak up for their jobs

Nursery staff in Brighton and Hove are being given extra time to come up with ideas to stave off a shake up that will cut jobs, hours and pay. Staff at four nurseries run by Brighton and Hove City Council have until this Friday (19 August) to submit their proposals. Officials are...
Posted On 15 Aug 2016 at 10:06 pm

Southern to push on with changes to guards’ role without union agreement

Train company Southern said that it would push on with changes to the role of guards without the agreement of the RMT union. Talks at the arbitration and conciliation service Acas ended without agreement again, prompting Southern’s parent company Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) to...
Posted On 15 Aug 2016 at 8:49 pm

Traffic cops nab Brighton drug dealer after year on the run

A Brighton drug dealer who went on the run for more than a year is back behind bars after being nicked by traffic cops in Croydon. Richard Blackwood, 39, who was living in Greentrees Crescent, Lancing, when he jumped bail, previously lived in Saunders Park View, Hollingdean. He...
Posted On 15 Aug 2016 at 6:19 pm

Brighton hospital trust in crisis

The NHS trust that runs Brighton’s main hospital is in crisis as it prepares to receive a critical report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). More turmoil at the top of the trust is expected as bosses also grapple with a worrying financial deficit while the £485 million...
Posted On 15 Aug 2016 at 7:56 am

Brighton and Hove charity given funding to help disabled people into work

A Brighton and Hove charity has been given government funding to help disabled people into work and tackle the negative attitude of some employers. The charity, Possability People, is working on the project – known as Recruit Ability – with the Brighton and Hove Chamber of...
Posted On 15 Aug 2016 at 3:44 am