Brighton and Hove charities awarded £400k lottery and EU funding to help jobless adults find work

A coalition of five Brighton and Hove charities has been awarded more than £400,000 of lottery and European Union funding to help unemployed adults find work. The “Routes” partnership is being led by Community Works and includes the Bridge Community Education Centre, the...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016 at 11:07 pm

Hove MP shares harrowing details of domestic violence cases

Hove MP Peter Kyle shared details of some harrowing domestic violence cases during a debate in the House of Commons this afternoon (Wednesday 15 September). The Labour spoke during a debate about the experiences of domestic abuse victims in family law courts. Mr Kyle cited the...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016 at 8:07 pm

Rush-hour jams after crash on the A27 Brighton bypass

Thousands of drivers are caught in rush-hour traffic jams after a lorry and car crashed on the A27 at Hollingbury shortly after 4pm this afternoon (Thursday 15 September). A crew from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service cut a woman free from a silver car and she was treated by...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016 at 6:19 pm

Brighton woman sentenced for storming runway at City Airport in Black Lives Matter protest

A Brighton woman has been sentenced by a judge for taking part in the Black Lives Matter protest at City Airport. Esme Waldron, 23, of Walmer Crescent, Brighton, was one of nine protesters who all pleaded guilty to aggravated trespass by disrupting a person engaged in a lawful...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016 at 5:50 pm

Pebbles under Palace Pier fenced off to stop homeless camps

A popular camping area for rough sleepers is to be fenced off because of issues with fires and drug paraphernalia. The beach under the Palace Pier is often used by homeless people over the summer as a shelter, and tents are sometimes erected under the boardwalk. Fencing and gates...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016 at 2:35 pm

Bus strike is off – but union says troubles are not yet resolved

The prospect of a strike on Brighton and Hove buses has been called off – but the union says that many of its members still have issues which are not yet resolved. The latest ballot of Unison members working for Brighton and Hove Buses came out just in favour of calling off...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016 at 2:10 pm

£11m scheme to rebuild Brighton seafront shelter hall given planning approval

An £11 million scheme to demolish and rebuild the Victorian shelter hall on Brighton seafront has been approved by councillors. The application – by Brighton and Hove City Council – was approved by the council’s Planning Committee at the first meeting held in the newly...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016 at 10:06 am

Man robbed at Hove cashpoint

Photos have been released of a man police want to speak to in connection with a robbery at a cash machine in Hove. The 30-year-old victim was withdrawing cash from a NatWest Bank ATM in Tisbury Road at 2.40pm on Monday, August 1, when he was approached from behind and threatened...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016 at 9:34 am

Brighton stabbing suspect CCTV issued

Police have issued photos of two men who they wish to speak to in connection with a stabbing incident in Brighton. The assault happened just after 8pm on Thursday, September 1 and followed an argument between a group of men outside the Metro Bank in Churchill Square. This led to...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016 at 9:27 am