Housing chief recruited to Brighton and Hove council’s top team

A new housing chief has been recruited to join Brighton and Hove City Council’s top team. The appointment of Larissa Reed as executive director for neighbourhoods, communities and housing was announced this morning (Thursday 22 September) along with the promotion of Nick Hibberd....
Posted On 22 Sep 2016 at 9:14 pm

Ambitious jobs, apprenticeships and skills plan agreed by Brighton and Hove councillors

An ambitious programme to help more people find jobs and apprenticeships was backed this evening (Thursday 22 September) by members of Brighton and Hove City Council. The City Employment and Skills Plan 2016-20 aims to increase apprenticeships by at least 1,000 new starts in...
Posted On 22 Sep 2016 at 7:44 pm

Performance picks up as planners plough through backlog in Brighton and Hove

Almost all planning applications are being dealt with promptly in Brighton and Hove, according to new figures. A review criticised the performance of the Planning Department at Brighton and Hove City Council but “figures for the last three months show performance has improved...
Posted On 22 Sep 2016 at 6:28 pm

Southern boss hits back over latest strike threat

Southern has hit back at the RMT union after it announced a series of five strikes over the next three months. The strike by train guards or conductors – over 14 days – centres on proposals by Southern to change their role. On new trains guards will no longer be...
Posted On 22 Sep 2016 at 4:38 pm

Firefighters rescue person from Hove blaze

Firefighters rescued someone still inside a burning house this afternoon. The fire broke out in Seafield Road earlier today.  A spokeswoman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue said: “Crews from Hove, Preston Circus and Roedean responded to a fire, persons reported, at a...
Posted On 22 Sep 2016 at 2:47 pm

Southern guards to strike for 14 days

Southern Railway guards are to go on strike for 14 days, the RMT union said this afternoon (Thursday 22 September). The union said that there would be five separate strikes starting from next month as it steps up its campaign against proposed changes to the role of conductors....
Posted On 22 Sep 2016 at 2:13 pm

Southern Water chief promises better performance after watchdog’s report about complaint numbers

A Southern Water boss has defended the company’s performance after it was flagged up by a consumer watchdog. Strategy director Simon Oates said that the company wanted to reassure customers that it was committed to “bringing our performance up to the standard they quite rightly...
Posted On 22 Sep 2016 at 12:04 pm

NHS steps in to get pay to Coperforma drivers left out of pocket after subcontractors go bust

Ambulance drivers who have been left without up to six weeks of pay following a private subcontractor going bust are to be paid after the NHS brokered a deal between a union and its main subcontrator – with a promise to pay them itself if this doesn’t happen by...
Posted On 22 Sep 2016 at 10:30 am
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