We cannot take progress on race equality for granted in Brighton and Hove

By Leo Littman My parents married in 1954 and moved to Hove. One of the first things my father did was apply for membership of Hove Squash Racquets Club. His application was turned down. The grounds? He was a Jew. It seems difficult to believe that, a mere 62 years ago, this was...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016 at 7:02 pm

Transport Secretary promises better compensation for frustrated Southern passengers in letter to Brighton MP

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has promised better compensation for frustrated Southern train passengers in a letter to Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby. Mr Kirby, a Treasury minister, wrote to Mr Grayling, a fellow Conservative, this morning (Wednesday 30 November) about the...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016 at 5:36 pm

A27 Brighton bypass closed after crash near Southwick tunnel

A section of the A27 Brighton bypass is closed after a crash near the Southwick tunnel this afternoon (Wednesday 30 November). Sussex Police said: “Emergency services are on the scene for a collision near Shoreham. “Police were called to the A27 near to the Southwick tunnel at...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016 at 5:01 pm

Young man viciously attacked in city centre

Police want to hear from any witnesses after a man suffered a serious injury to his forehead in East Street, Brighton, in the early hours of Sunday (27 November). Officers believe the 20-year-old victim was assaulted by a group of people at 4.25am. He was found lying in the...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016 at 4:11 pm

Four guests injured in Brighton balcony collapse fight Airbnb for compensation

Four guests seriously injured after a balcony at a flat they rented via Airbnb collapsed, sending them plunging two stories into a basement, are taking legal action against the accommodation website after it denied liability. Harry Dee from Brighton, Alexander Browning from...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016 at 3:25 pm

Brighton and Hove council to shed 300 staff and cut £51m

Up to 300 jobs are likely to go at Brighton and Hove City Council as £51 million is cut from its budget over the next three years. In the coming financial year the council expects to shed up to 140 staff and find cuts totalling more than £24 million. Council leader Warren Morgan...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016 at 3:00 pm

Whitehawk roads to be made safer after five children injured on way to and from school

More than 1000 city children will soon have safer journeys to school after councillors agreed a set of road safety improvements. A number of junctions and roads in Whitehawk and east Kemp Town will be upgraded and made safer after 12 reported collisions at school journey times...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016 at 2:20 pm

Free bus travel for children for first two weekends of December

Children can travel for free on Brighton and Hove buses for the first two weekends of December. On the weekends of 3/4 and 10/11 December the bus company is offering free travel for up to three children under 16 years old (and Bus ID holders) when accompanied by a paying adult or...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016 at 12:39 pm

Campaign group to lobby Brighton and Hove councillors over health plan

A campaign group is to lobby Brighton and Hove councillors over an NHS plan which they say involves cuts of up to £860 million in Sussex and East Surrey. Sussex Defend the NHS plans to bring a deputation to Hove Town Hall next Wednesday (7 December) to set out their concerns. The...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016 at 11:42 am

Graffiti wars break out over North Laine Starbucks mural

A huge mural commissioned by Starbucks in Brighton’s North Laine has been repeatedly defaced by street artists apparently angry at the multinational company’s appropriation of their space. /> The mural, a replica of the coffee chain’s red winter cups design, has...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016 at 11:12 am