Eighteen fines levied for graffiti tagging in Brighton and Hove

The council is losing the war against tagging in Brighton and Hove, a councillor said this evening (Thursday 6 April). Green group convenor Phélim Mac Cafferty said that the problem was as bad as he had seen it – and one person in his ward said that the situation was the worst it...
Posted On 06 Apr 2017 at 8:45 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion promoted – by mayor and councillors at town hall meeting – but crowd outside holds protest

Brighton and Hove Albion were promoted this afternoon (Thursday 6 April) by Mayor Pete West and councillors as they donned Seagulls shirts and scarves at a meeting at Brighton Town Hall. At full council – showing our support for @OfficialBHAFC with Cllr Alan Robins....
Posted On 06 Apr 2017 at 6:28 pm

Driver killed after crashing into school fence with boy on board

An elderly man died this afternoon (Thursday 6 April) after his car flipped through a school fence. The crash happened shortly before 12.45pm, Sussex Police said. The Kia Echo saloon was being driven by a 70-year old man when it left the road in Hangleton Way, Hove, and went...
Posted On 06 Apr 2017 at 2:56 pm

Chinese cook-your-own restaurant given zero stars by hygiene inspectors

A new Chinese restaurant where customers cook their own food has been told to make urgent improvements by hygiene inspectors. Bamboo House, in London Road, has gas burners on its tables and gives customers the ingredients to make their own meals. Although no specific details have...
Posted On 06 Apr 2017 at 2:52 pm

Brighton cannibal researcher calculates how many calories human flesh has

Research undertaken by Brighton University academic James Cole has quantified the calorific value of the human body to shed more light on the habits of our ancient human ancestors, some of whom were cannibals. Why did these past human species engage in the practice of...
Posted On 06 Apr 2017 at 2:30 pm

Planners urged to back scheme to build 125 homes in Portslade

Plans to build 125 homes on greenfield land in Mile Oak have won official backing as councillors are urged to give their approval too to an outline scheme at a meeting next week. But more than 360 people have objected to the plans by Crest Nicholson to build on the site off...
Posted On 06 Apr 2017 at 1:39 pm

Uber cars under investigation by council licensing officers

An investigation has been launched into Uber cars using Brighton and Hove’s Hackney Carriage taxi ranks as the council says the app firm’s behaviour in the city will be taken into account when renewing its licence this November. This week, Conservative councillor Lee...
Posted On 06 Apr 2017 at 12:28 pm

Cash fares to rise on the buses to encourage speedier smartphone tickets

Brighton and Hove Buses’ centre fare is set to rise from £2 to £2.20 when you pay in cash as part of rises to bring in 1.5% more revenue. The bus company says it is making the changes to try and persuade passengers to buy a fare in advance and speed up boarding times, with...
Posted On 06 Apr 2017 at 11:34 am

Brighton woman convicted of transphobic abuse

A Brighton woman has been convicted of common assault and harassment without violence against a transgender woman after appearing before city magistrates on Thursday (30 March). Isla Speirs, 31, of Regency Square, Brighton, was convicted after trial of common assault at the Clock...
Posted On 06 Apr 2017 at 10:03 am

£9m construction trades training centre opens in Brighton

A £9 million construction trades training centre has been opened at the East Brighton campus of the newly formed Greater Brighton Metropolitan College – the Met. The building will be used to train electricians, plumbers, carpenters, painters and decorators, bricklayers and...
Posted On 06 Apr 2017 at 2:15 am
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