We will build on our rapid improvement in customer service, says Southern Water boss

Customer service has come a long way in a short time at Southern Water, according to one of the company’s senior executives. The firm has used technology to help drive the change but it has also focused on the way that it deals with people. That has also meant a “root and branch...
Posted On 04 Oct 2017 at 4:01 pm

Universal credit rolled out in Brighton and Hove

The director of Universal Credit was in Hove today as the controversial new benefits system is rolled out across the city, affecting around 20,000 households over the next few years. In Hove, one of the jobcentres that is part of the expansion of #UniversalCredit, that begins...
Posted On 04 Oct 2017 at 3:08 pm

Sea Lanes to open as temporary pool amid Madeira Terraces uncertainty

The developers behind ambitious plans for an open air swimming pool on Madeira Drive now want to build a temporary pool because of uncertainties about the terraces redevelopment – but intend on opening it as soon as next spring. Not knowing when – or if – the...
Posted On 04 Oct 2017 at 2:44 pm

Spanish ex-pats plan show of support for Catalans outside Brighton Town Hall

Spanish people living and working in and around the Brighton and Hove area are planning a show of support for Catalans. The demonstration follows the referendum on Catalan independence on Sunday (1 October) which was marked by violence as police tried to stop people from voting....
Posted On 04 Oct 2017 at 2:09 pm

Loophole exempts university-managed student houses from council crackdown

Residents fear that Brighton’s universities are set to exploit a newly found loophole which allows them to ignore restrictions on shared houses after the University of Sussex moved students into a house in an area already saturated with them. Brighton and Hove City Council...
Posted On 04 Oct 2017 at 2:02 pm

Yarn anarchist knits welcome for refugees

A Brighton ‘yarn anarchist’ has employed her knitting needles to create a blanket which welcomes refugees into the city – and hopes to use it to raise money to house refugees. Dani Ahrens’ artwork is currently on display in the window of Community Base in...
Posted On 04 Oct 2017 at 1:10 pm

David Shrigley to be next Brighton Festival guest director

Brighton based cartoonist and visual artist David Shrigley will be Brighton Festival’s guest director next year, it was revealed today. Best known for his distinctive drawing style and works that make satirical comments on the absurdity of 21st-century society,...
Posted On 04 Oct 2017 at 9:56 am