The multibillion-pound man – new boss chosen to boost Brighton and Hove’s economic fortunes

A senior council official has been chosen to boost the economic fortunes of Brighton and Hove with transport and tourism added to his existing responsibility for regeneration. Nick Hibberd, 44, has been promoted to become the new executive director of economy, environment and...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016 at 11:55 pm

£105m housing scheme delayed as Brighton and Hove councillors pose crucial questions

A £105 million scheme to build or buy 1,000 low-cost homes in Brighton and Hove suffered a setback this evening (Wednesday 21 September). The scheme – a proposed joint venture between Brighton and Hove City Council and Hyde Housing – was described by Councillor Joe Miller as “one...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016 at 9:59 pm

Police believe missing boy may be in Brighton

Sussex Police said that a boy who has been missing for almost a week may be in Brighton. The force said: “Police are concerned about the welfare of missing 15-year-old Edward Little from Lancing. “Edward was last seen leaving an address in Sandwich, Kent, on Thursday (15...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016 at 7:22 pm

Leaseholders accuse Brighton and Hove council of scam over charges

Leaseholders have accused Brighton and Hove City Council of using unnecessary major works to scam money from residents. The claim was made as a petition was presented to the council’s Housing and New Homes Committee this afternoon (Wednesday 21 September). A leaseholder, Dave...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016 at 5:36 pm

Martlets starts search for new chairman and pays tribute to outgoing boss

The Martlets is searching for a new chairman after Michael Edwards said that he would step down from the charity’s board this month at the end of his three-year term. Mr Edwards, 61, who spent most of his career with American Express, praised the staff and volunteers as well as...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016 at 2:35 pm

Big facelift for Hove Lagoon playground

Seven new pieces of play equipment are to replace worn out swings and roundabouts are to be installed at Hove Lagoon playground starting today. The facelift comes as the council urges people to have their say in a consultation on how the city’s parks and open spaces should...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016 at 1:50 pm

Good Samaritan stops attack on Brighton hiker

Police are seeking witnesses or anyone with information concerning an incident in Devil’s Dyke Road, Brighton, in which a woman was assaulted and subjected to sexual remarks. It happened at around 5.30pm on Tuesday 13 September as the woman, 21, was hiking south towards...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016 at 11:21 am

Brighton and Hove Labour party remains suspended

The Brighton and Hove Labour party remains suspended after a marathon meeting of the party’s national executive committee adjourned without getting round to discussing the city. Two of the officials elected at the last meeting whose appointments have been voided were at the...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016 at 11:08 am

Renaissance woman Kate Tempest to curate next year’s Brighton Festival

Eclectic performer and Brighton Festival regular Kate Tempest has been announced as the festival’s 2017 guest director, promising a programme of anti-elistist performances. Tempest, who has turned her hand to poetry, rap, music, plays and novels, says she wants to share the...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016 at 10:08 am

Minor incident blamed for major jam on A27 Brighton bypass, A23 and feeder roads

A minor incident has caused major traffic jams in and around Brighton and Hove during the rush-hour this morning (Wednesday 21 September). A breakdown on the A27 Brighton bypass on the stretch between Brighton and Stanmer on the eastbound side of the road is to blame for the...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016 at 9:21 am