Brighton housing scheme may include fewer affordable homes than previously agreed

Another housing scheme looks likely to include fewer affordable homes than previously agreed after a decision by Brighton and Hove City Council planners this afternoon (Wednesday 21 June). The original plans for the old maternity hospital site in Buckingham Road, Brighton,...
Posted On 21 Jun 2017 at 9:00 pm

Planners reject £80m scheme to build homes, shops and offices close to Hove Station

Planners have thrown out an £80 million scheme to build 186 homes as well as shops and offices close to Hove Station. The developer Matsim Properties intends to appeal after the setback for its Hove Gardens scheme which it said was “the first phase of what we hope to be the new...
Posted On 21 Jun 2017 at 4:33 pm

Former Ukip candidate under investigation for Islamaphobic hate crime over “burn them all” tweet

A former Ukip parliamentary candidate is being investigated for hate crime after tweeting “Burn them all. Satan knows his own” in response to the mayor speaking at a Muslim event. Paul Perrin claims the tweet was a “humorous quote” based on a well known...
Posted On 21 Jun 2017 at 2:27 pm

Bye bye heatwave – hello thunder

A band of thunderstorms is expected to usher in the end of the heatwave tomorrow morning, with a severe weather warning for rain issued this lunchtime by the Met Office. The warning, which comes into force from 6am tomorrow, says heavy showers are expected to move from west to...
Posted On 21 Jun 2017 at 12:40 pm

Troubled Brighton teen was struggling with another prospective move when he died, says report

An abused Brighton teenager was struggling with a planned move to new foster carers and his fears that he might become an abuser himself before his body was found on a railway track on New Year’s Day last year, a new report says. Steffan Bonnot, 17, had been moved 31 times...
Posted On 21 Jun 2017 at 12:09 pm

Brighton and Hove’s hidden legal crisis

Eligible legal aid clients are being left without local representation – one reason we’re taking part in the Brighton Legal Walk. You might think that those asylum seekers and immigrants who qualify for state-funded legal advice and representation, following cuts to the scope of...
Posted On 21 Jun 2017 at 10:15 am