Deliveroo drivers renew threat of action over no pay deal

Brighton Deliveroo riders say they will be announcing action against their employers after the company failed to come to the table to discuss their pay demands. The riders, who this week gained the support of Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas and Shadow Chancellor John...
Posted On 23 Feb 2017 at 3:03 pm

Women attacked by ‘strangely behaving’ man in London Road this morning

Two women were attacked this morning by a man behaving strangely in London Road. Police on patrol first saw the man  attacking a 57-year-old woman shortly before 10am. Brighton and Hove News understands the man was attempting to bite the woman’s arm as she stood...
Posted On 23 Feb 2017 at 3:00 pm

Brighton yarnbomber creates crochet hat dispenser to keep neighbourhood’s heads warm

A Brighton yarnbomber who has previously turned her street into a woolly wonderland has now installed a crochet hat dispenser at her neighbourhood bike store. Dani Ahrens started knitting decorations to brighten up the Cobden Road bike shed last autumn, when she created a crochet...
Posted On 23 Feb 2017 at 2:59 pm

Official watchdog announces fresh full inspection of Brighton hospital trust

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced the dates of a fresh full inspection of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH). The trust, which runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital, in Brighton, was rated inadequate when it was inspected in April last year...
Posted On 23 Feb 2017 at 11:43 am

Rag ’n’ Bone Man picks up second Brit award

Brighton singer Rag ’n’ Bone Man picked up a second Brit award last night, adding the Best British Breakthrough Act to his Critics’ Choice award. The 32-year-old singer, whose real name is Rory Graham, was presented with the award by Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw and the singer Rita...
Posted On 23 Feb 2017 at 10:24 am

Shoreham air crash review postponed

A pre-inquest review into the deaths of the 11 victims of the Shoreham air crash has been postponed again. The date has been put back for the second time, with the imminent Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) final report and the ongoing police investigation given as reasons...
Posted On 23 Feb 2017 at 10:04 am

Planning inspector gives permission for 32 homes in Brighton

A planning inspector has granted permission for a housing association to build 32 homes on an “urban fringe” site in Saltdean. The Hyde Group will create a new close or cul-de-sac on a three-acre plot of land behind Falmer Avenue on the edge of the Downs. The plans, submitted in...
Posted On 23 Feb 2017 at 1:57 am

Wanted man may have returned to Brighton

A wanted man may have returned to Brighton, according to Sussex Police. The force has issued a public appeal for help in finding Aaron Barrett, 26, who is wanted for recall to prison for breaking the terms of his release licence. Sussex Police said: “Barrett, 26, was jailed in...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017 at 11:44 pm

African schools and clinics cry out for Brighton and Hove’s old computers

An aid charity is coming to Brighton and Hove to collect old computers to help schools and clinics in Africa. Computers 4 Africa is coming to the Sackville Trading Estate, in Hove, tomorrow (Thursday 23 February) and on Friday with an appeal for unwanted IT equipment. All data is...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017 at 7:31 pm

City businesses facing rates hike of as much as 400% promised more help after Brighton MP’s Commons question

More help is to be given to businesses facing huge rates hikes after Brighton MP Caroline Lucas revealed some city businesses are facing eye watering hikes of as much as 400%. The Brighton Pavilion MP raised the case of Blanch House’s massive bill, as well as a 123% rise...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017 at 5:45 pm
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