Brighton and Hove councillors vote through biggest housing scheme for a generation

A committee of Brighton and Hove councillors have unanimously voted through the biggest housing scheme for a generation. The £100 million scheme is a joint venture with housing association Hyde and is intended to deliver at least 1,000 affordable homes. Work will continue to...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016 at 8:01 pm

The Likely Dads get set to sleigh Brighton and Hove for charity

Four dads have built a sleigh to travel across Brighton and Hove next week to raise money for charity. Father Christmas and his elves will visit various parts of the city to raise money for Tourettes Action which raises awareness and supports people with Tourette syndrome. Event...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016 at 7:16 pm

Southern reveals how drivers’ overtime ban will affect services – and it’s not looking good

Southern drivers’ refusal to work overtime while the Aslef union industrial action continues will cripple non-strike day services too, it was revealed this afternoon. The latest in a long series of conductors’ walkouts, a three day strike, ended today, but services...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016 at 6:29 pm

Brighton Argus editor departs but does Newsquest really care? – Guest report by Roy Greenslade

By Roy Greenslade Mike Gilson, the best editor the Brighton Argus has had in many a long year, has left the newspaper in somewhat mysterious circumstances. Staff have not been informed why he has gone. The managing director of Newsquest Sussex, Tony Portelli, did not return a...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016 at 6:18 pm

National park boss urges rethink on downland sales

The chief executive of the South Downs National Park Authority has spoken out about the sale of land by local authorities including Brighton and Hove City Council. He called on Brighton and Hove – and Eastbourne Borough Council – to rethink their plans. Trevor Beattie sai...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016 at 5:06 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion notch up £25m loss as price of push for place in Premiership

Brighton and Hove Albion notched up a loss of £25 million last season as the price of the club’s push for a place in the Premiership. The money went mainly on strengthening the playing squad in pursuit of top flight football, according to Albion. The club said: “Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016 at 3:19 pm

Carers to get cheaper bus fares

Registered carers in the city can now enjoy discounted bus travel – thanks to Brighton and Hove Buses forming a new partnership with two local authority schemes. Carers who are part of either the Brighton & Hove City Council Carers’ Card or the Compass Card, run by...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016 at 1:45 pm

Brighton neighbourhood searches for new home for crowdfunded Snowdog

A Brighton neighbourhood which clubbed together to buy a snowdog is now searching for their new pup’s perfect home. Residents of Hanover organised a crowdfunding campaign, which raised more than £2,300 to help bid for one of the Martlet’s snowdogs on Tuesday night....
Posted On 08 Dec 2016 at 1:14 pm

National park authority asked to decide Stanmer Park masterplan today

The South Downs National Park Authority is being asked to approve a masterplan for Stanmer Park this morning (Thursday 8 December). The £6 million masterplan, submitted by Brighton and Hove City Council, involves restoring almost 50 acres of 1,200-acre park as well as some grade...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016 at 10:02 am