Top national architecture prize awarded to Brighton i360

The Brighton i360 has been awarded one of the leading architectural prizes in the country. The Brighton seafront attraction, which opened last summer, is one of 49 buildings to receive a 2017 RIBA National Award for architectural excellence. The RIBA (Royal Institute of British...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 10:22 pm

Brighton and Hove Recovery Project praised after official inspection

A project to help drug users in Brighton and Hove to beat their addiction has won praise after an official inspection. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) listed several areas of good practice at the Recovery Project, run by Brighton Housing Trust (BHT), which aims to support...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 6:10 pm

RMT calls another 24-hour strike in dispute with Southern

The RMT guards’ union has called another 24-hour strike in its long-running dispute with train company Southern. The union said that guards and drivers would strike “over the safety impact of the extension of driver only operation (DOO) and the removal of guards from services”....
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 5:25 pm

Unions respond to Gibb report

The two main rail unions have responded to the Gibb report which was published by the Department for Transport (DfT) this morning (Thursday 22 June). The RMT guards’ union described the report as a government “fit up”. RMT general secretary Mick Cash said. “No wonder the...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 2:17 pm

Brighton MP pokes her stick at DUP ‘dinosaurs’

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas angered Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MPs by calling them “dinosaurs” in the House of Commons yesterday (Wednesday 21 June). The Green Party co-leader made the remark as she was challenged the Prime Minister Theresa May on the absence of...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 1:59 pm

Run for charity in Hove Park to promote men’s health

World champion athlete Colin Jackson CBE is calling all men, boys and Dads of all ages to run with him through Hove Park to raise awareness of men’s health and money for four national charities and the Martlet’s Hospice. The run will take place this Sunday (25 June) at Hove Park...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 1:39 pm

Church colluded with paedophile bishop, report finds

A disgraced bishop who began his career in Brighton was aided by the church establishment, according to a report published this morning (Thursday 22 June). The report, An Abuse of Faith, by Dame Moira Gibb, examined the Church of England’s response to the abuse of men and boys by...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 1:34 pm

Man charged with with assault and cannabis production after Whitehawk siege

A man has been remanded in custody and charged in connection with an incident in Brighton. Armed police attended an address in Whitehawk Close shortly after 4am on Monday (19 June), following a report of a disturbance. A man inside the property initially refused to come out, but...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 1:10 pm

Grenfell Tower cladding has not been used on Brighton council tower blocks

The cladding used on Grenfell Tower has not been used on any high-rise blocks of flats owned by Brighton and Hove City Council. The council said: “We can confirm that none of the cladding on local council high-rise blocks is made from the same material, or supplied by the same...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 12:58 pm

Train service is improving and will get better, says Transport Secretary in response to Gibb report

The train service for passengers from Brighton and Hove was not good enough last year but it is improving, the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said this morning (Thursday 22 June). Mr Grayling, responding to the Gibb report, which was published this morning, vowed more...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 12:15 pm
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