Portslade bus driver charged with sex offences

A man from Portslade has been charged with sex offences against four women who were passengers while he worked as a bus driver. He is due to appear in court in Brighton tomorrow (Thursday 24 November). Sussex Police said: “A Portslade man has been charged with sexual offences...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016 at 10:01 pm

Autumn statement – Hove MP accuses Chancellor of ignoring Brexit shockwaves

Hove MP Peter Kyle said that the Chancellor had paid too little attention to the Brexit shockwaves hitting Britain’s economy in his autumn statement today (Wednesday 23 November). Mr Kyle said: “Today we learned that our country is £58 billion poorer than six months ago, growth...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016 at 7:30 pm

Autumn statement – A spectacular failure for train passengers, says Brighton MP

The government’s autumn statement was “a spectacular failure” for train passengers, the Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas said this afternoon (Wednesday 23 November). The Green MP said: “The Chancellor’s decision not to invest in the Brighton main line, and to offer no further...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016 at 7:04 pm

Autumn statement – Brighton housing boss welcomes letting fee changes but laments missed opportunities

The abolition of upfront letting fees has been welcomed by the chief executive of a Brighton housing and homelessness charity. Andy Winter, who runs Brighton Housing Trust (BHT), was responding to the announcement by the Chancellor Philip Hammond in the government’s autumn...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016 at 6:38 pm

Greens claim credit for halting downland sell-off

The Green group of councillors said that it had successfully intervened to halt the sale of land in the downland estate owned by Brighton and Hove City Council. The Greens were among campaigners calling for the proposed sell-off to be suspended – a move now agreed by officials...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016 at 6:01 pm

England rugby international to take charge of Sussex cricket

The former England rugby international Rob Andrew said that he was thrilled to become the new chief executive of Sussex Cricket. While he played first class cricket for Cambridge University, he has been recruited more for his experience as a sports administrator. Andrew, 53,...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016 at 1:17 pm

Mayor to host reception for Albanian Independence Day

The Mayor of Brighton and Hove is to host a reception for Albanian Independence Day in the Mayor’s Parlour at Brighton Town hall next Monday (28 November). Hundreds of Albanians live in Brighton and Hove and many families who moved here from Albania and Kosovo turned out for a...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016 at 12:23 pm

Homeless doctor can keep practice in Brighton

Homeless doctor Tim Worthley can carry on practising in Brighton after health chiefs handed him a new contract. Dr Worthley has been a mainstay of the Brighton Homeless Healthcare Surgery, in Morley Street, Brighton. The surgery was one of five across Brighton and Hove run by a...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016 at 12:07 pm