Resident parking in Hanover moves a step closer

Resident parking in Hanover, Elm Grove and Craven Vale has moved a step closer as Brighton and Hove City Council prepares to advertise more details for public consultation from Friday (28 April). The council said: “The authority has published legally required traffic orders for...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017 at 10:31 pm

Judge jails ‘prolific and predatory paedophile’ from Hove

A judge has jailed a Hove man described as “a prolific and predatory paedophile” for going into a leisure centre where there were children. Mark Jenks, also known as Mark Brown, had previously been jailed for trying to lure two 14-year-old girls into a sauna at the same leisure...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017 at 10:13 pm

Brighton Lib Dem candidate stands aside for Greens

The Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate in Brighton Pavilion is standing aside to minimise the chance of the “progressive” vote being split at the general election on Thursday 8 June. Paul Chandler, 67, who lives in the constituency, said: “I’ve voted 27 times in my life and...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017 at 9:43 pm

New prison governor offers dozens of jobs for higher pay

The new governor of Lewes Prison has offered jobs to 24 recruits for an increased starting salary. The Victorian jail is the local prison for Brighton and Hove and houses hundreds of prisoners from the city. Lewes MP Maria Caulfield, a former Brighton councillor, asked about the...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017 at 5:38 pm

Brighton doctors’ surgery graded good across the board by official watchdog

A Brighton doctors’ surgery has been graded good across the board after an inspection by the official government watchdog. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) praised the Albion Street Surgery, in Albion Street, Brighton, in a report published last week. The GP surgery had tackled...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017 at 5:09 pm

Underground robot fixes city centre gas pipes

A robotic repair system is being sent underneath Western Road this week to repair gas pipes along the busy Brighton road. Southern Gas Networks (SGN) has spent more than £0.5million on the project, which uses a system called Cisbot to seal joints in gas mains underneath the road....
Posted On 26 Apr 2017 at 4:33 pm

New real-time bus boards for stops across Brighton and Hove

More people waiting for a bus in Brighton and Hove will know exactly when it is going to turn up, thanks to a new wave of electronic arrival boards. The city council has just invested over £200,000 in electronic real-time signs at 18 locations. These tell passengers how many...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017 at 2:52 pm

Man ‘grabbed girl’ as she walked through graveyard

Police are investigating a report that a man grabbed a 13-year-old girl as she walked to school through Hove Cemetery at around 8.10am this morning. He allegedly dragged the girl a short distance before she managed to break free and run away. The suspect is described as a tanned...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017 at 2:43 pm

Brighton charity chief thanks thousands who rallied to ‘Save the Sussex Beacon’

The boss of a Brighton HIV charity has thanked the thousands of supporters who rallied to “Save the Sussex Beacon”. Chief executive Simon Dowe said: “I feel like we’ve taken a real step forward in our campaign to save the charity. “It’s overwhelming,” he said but he added: “There...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017 at 1:54 pm

Conservative leader steps down

The long-serving leader of the Conservative group on Brighton and Hove City Council is standing down. Councillor Geoffrey Theobald will step down as leader next month and retire at the next local elections in 2019. He said: “At the last elections I advised my local...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017 at 10:24 am