Residents’ scheme approved for Brighton’s biggest free car park

A residents’ parking scheme has been approved for the Hanover and Elm Grove area, described by some as Brighton’s biggest free car park. Councillors have agreed to order dozens of pay and display machines while officials go through the remaining formalities, including advertising...
Posted On 14 Mar 2017 at 7:32 pm

Traveller camp hops around city’s car parks

A group of travellers have hopped from one private car park to another over the last few days, and are now camped on the Homebase car park on Old Shoreham Road. The camp first pitched up in the B & Q car park on Lewes Road in Brighton last week. On Friday evening, it moved to...
Posted On 14 Mar 2017 at 5:14 pm

Elder fraud summit to be held in Brighton next week

Almost half of Sussex residents aged 65 or older, their relative or friend has been targeted by fraudsters, according to a poll by Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne. As fraud rapidly increases against residents aged 65 and older, the PCC asked older residents:...
Posted On 14 Mar 2017 at 4:31 pm

Parents asked to help schools plug massive funding gap as cuts threaten staffing

A campaign against huge education funding cuts has been launched as city schools ask parents for help in bridging the gap – while warning that cuts to teaching may not be possible to avoid. Brighton and Hove’s schools are facing a deficit of about £11million by 2019...
Posted On 14 Mar 2017 at 3:07 pm

Four drivers face court for using mobile phones at the wheel

Four drivers are due to appear before magistrates as the first to be taken to court for using their mobile phones at the wheel. Two of the drivers from Peacehaven were stopped near their home, a woman was stopped in Rottingdean and another driver in Lewes, Sussex Police said...
Posted On 14 Mar 2017 at 1:48 pm

Bus user group withdraws support for Valley Gardens scheme

A bus user group has withdrawn its support for the controversial Valley Gardens road scheme, saying it now believes it will increase congestion and journey times. Brighton Area Buswatch believes the junction of St Peter’s Place and London Road will get significantly worse...
Posted On 14 Mar 2017 at 1:45 pm

Developer who cleared railway allotment site told he must still relocate protected slow worms – and could be breaking the law

A developer who wants to squeeze four homes onto old railway allotments has been told that he must still move slow worms thought to live on the site – and warned he could be breaking the law by clearing it. Still claiming your clients are acting responsibly @ParkerDann ??...
Posted On 14 Mar 2017 at 10:06 am

If you see loads of fire engines at the Palace Pier tomorrow – don’t panic!

Six fire engines will race to Brighton’s Palace Pier tomorrow and cordon off half the boardwalk while responding to a fire alarm sounding. How do I know? Well, it’s not because I’ve been speaking to the pier’s fortune teller. It’s because East Sussex...
Posted On 14 Mar 2017 at 8:18 am

Joyriders set fire to car in Portslade park

Joyriders raced a car into Vale Park in Portslade on Friday night then torched it, sparking a massive blaze which lit up the skies. Witnesses said they saw the cars racing into the entrace of the park at about 10.30pm, prompting calls to the fire service who quickly arrived and...
Posted On 14 Mar 2017 at 7:44 am

Brighton and Hove community groups aim to help hundreds find a job

Hundreds of people are being offered personalised help to find work by community groups in Brighton and Hove, councillors were told yesterday afternoon (Monday 13 March). The Routes project – offering “routes into employment” – is helping people who are over 18 and long-term...
Posted On 14 Mar 2017 at 1:28 am