Youth service protesters invited to Downing Street by Brighton and Hove council leader and Hove MP

Council leader Warren Morgan and Hove MP Peter Kyle have invited four youth service protesters to 10 Downing Street to share their concerns about spending cuts. Councillor Morgan made the offer as he answered questions from the four at a Brighton and Hove City Council meeting at...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017 at 10:57 pm

Council to open first in-house temporary housing for homeless people

Two new blocks of temporary homes for homeless people are set to open in Brighton after councillors agreed to convert former council offices and sheltered housing. Brighton and Hove City Council currently relies on private landlords to house homeless families and vulnerable...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017 at 2:45 pm

Will Brighton & Hove Albion batter Newcastle on pancake day? Match live on Sky … probably

Albion will play their much anticipated rearranged home fixture against current Championship leaders Newcastle United on Tuesday 28 February – live on Sky Sports. But this is provided that neither club is involved in an FA Cup 5th Round replay. Both clubs play lower league...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017 at 1:00 pm

Brighton MP arranges for BML2 team to meet Transport Secretary

The campaigners pushing for a second Brighton main line (BML2) are to meet the Transport Secretary at the end of the month. Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby wrote to Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary, before Christmas, asking him to meet the BML2 consortium. Mr Grayling has...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017 at 12:58 pm

Rents cut for 11,000 Brighton and Hove council tenants

Rents are to be cut by 1 per cent for more than 11,000 council tenants in Brighton and Hove, with identical cuts to follow for the three years after. And almost 2,000 tenants will have cheaper gas bills as the price drops for those with communal heating. More than 800 older...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017 at 12:01 pm

Council urges workers to get on their bike

A competition has been launched to see which Brighton and Hove business can get the most staff cycling this spring. Brighton and Hove City Council has teamed up with Love to Ride and Sustrans to launch the Brighton and Hove Cycle Challenge which will run throughout March....
Posted On 19 Jan 2017 at 11:22 am

Clueless Nick Cave tweet goes viral

Spotting Brighton’s most well-loved Australian rock star as he makes his way around town has become something of a pastime for city residents. But a selfie with Nick Cave which has gone viral was taken by a man who didn’t even know who he was. When New Zealand man...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017 at 10:10 am

Man charged over McDonald’s stabbing

A Brighton man will appear in court this morning charged with stabbing a teenager in a busy McDonald’s in London Road. Elson Brito, 19, unemployed, of Francis Street, Brighton, has been charged with wounding with intent and possessing a knife in a public place, following an...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017 at 8:24 am

Pride for Brighton and Hove police chief over LGBT champion award

Brighton and Hove’s former police commander Nev Kemp has been recognised for his work as an “LGBT equality champion”. Chief Superintendent Kemp has been named as Stonewall’s Senior Champion of the Year in its 2017 Workplace Equality Index. He said that he was overwhelmed and...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017 at 4:09 am
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