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

Caroline Lucas prepares to set out Green manifesto

Britain’s first Green MP Caroline Lucas is preparing to set out her party’s manifesto today (Monday 22 May). The Brighton Pavilion candidate – and co-leader of her party – is expected to say that other parties are ignoring the environment but the Greens will protect it. She is...
Posted On 22 May 2017 at 12:01 am