Brighton and Hove’s political leaders speak with one voice about Manchester bombing

The three party leaders in Brighton and Hove have issued a joint statement after the bombing in Manchester last night (Monday 22 May). Their statement was released this afternoon by Brighton and Hove City Council. It said: “We are shocked and appalled by the terrorist attack in...
Posted On 23 May 2017 at 2:59 pm

Train guards’ strike suspended after Manchester bombing

Train guards have suspended a planned strike in response to the suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena last night (Monday 22 May). The RMT union said today that it was calling off strikes on Southern, Merseyrail and Northern which were scheduled for next Tuesday (30 May). RMT...
Posted On 23 May 2017 at 2:51 pm

Low-speed train crash in depot may affect some journeys, Southern says

A low-speed train crash in a depot this morning (Tuesday 23 May) may mean fewer services or shorter trains, Southern said. The train company said: “Earlier this morning two of our trains were damaged following a low-speed collision within the depot near London Victoria. “As well...
Posted On 23 May 2017 at 2:44 pm

Dozens attend Brighton funeral of homeless 18-year-old Callum King

A homeless teenager from Brighton was cremated yesterday (Monday 22 May) in a funeral at the town’s Downs Crematorium. Callum King, 18, died after falling from Eastbourne Pier at about noon on Friday 5 May. He was pulled from the water by paramedics but died at the scene. He had...
Posted On 23 May 2017 at 11:19 am

We stand in solidarity and grief with Manchester after suicide bombing, says Brighton and Hove council leader

Brighton and Hove will stand with the city of Manchester in solidarity and grief after a suicide bomb killed 22 last night, the leader of Brighton and Hove City Council said. Councillor Warren Morgan also tweeted: “The worst news from Manchester. Thoughts with those injured and...
Posted On 23 May 2017 at 9:39 am

Cabbies’ union calls day of protest tomorrow over ‘wild west’ regulation

Taxi and private hire drivers are being urged to take part in a day of protest tomorrow (Tuesday 23 May) over the effects of “wild west” regulation. The GMB union has organised demo across the country including in Brighton as part of a national day of protest. The way Uber has...
Posted On 22 May 2017 at 9:45 pm

Crime pays for Peacehaven club

A seniors club has been handed a donation by Sussex Police from the proceeds of crime. Two police community support officers handed over £200 to the Deans Seniors Tea Club and gave a talk about rogue traders and scams. Sussex Police said: “The Deans Seniors Tea Club received a...
Posted On 22 May 2017 at 7:09 pm

Police appeal for help finding missing Portslade schoolgirl

Police have appealed for help finding a missing 14-year-old schoolgirl from Portslade this afternoon (Monday 22 May). Sussex Police said: “Police and family are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 14-year-old Alice Lastra-Wescombe who has gone missing from...
Posted On 22 May 2017 at 5:04 pm

Work starts on building 2,000 student homes on university campus at Falmer

Work has started on building 2,000 student homes on the Sussex University campus at Falmer with a ground-breaking ceremony in the past week. Among those taking part were the university’s pro-vice chancellor (research) Michael Davies, postgraduate student and East Slop resident...
Posted On 22 May 2017 at 12:02 pm

Works starts on replacing hundreds of old communal bins across Brighton and Hove

Work is under way to replace hundreds of old communal bins across Brighton and Hove after checks showed many of the existing 600 were in need of replacement. The new bins also have clearer signs about what should and shouldn’t be put in them. Brighton and Hove City Council sai...
Posted On 22 May 2017 at 9:48 am