Brighton murder victim’s family pay tribute to ‘kind, gentle and loving’ Samaritan

The woman murdered in her Fiveways home this week was a Samaritan, described in a family tribute as “kind, gentle and loving”. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Friday 27 October): “The woman who sadly died after being attacked in her own home in Sandgate Road, Brighton, has...
Posted On 27 Oct 2017 at 5:42 pm

WannaCry software virus disrupted services at two Brighton NHS trusts, according to official report

Services were disrupted at two Brighton-based NHS trusts as a result of the WannaCry computer software virus, the National Audit Office said today (Friday 27 October). The NAO said that the two trusts were not infected by the bug – and staff were not locked out of computers or...
Posted On 27 Oct 2017 at 5:32 pm

Arsonist believed to have started nine fires in Brighton and Hove bins in one night

An arsonist is believed to have started nine fires in bins in Brighton and Hove in little over three hours on one night. The nine fires, mostly in the Seven Dials area, follow similar fires in Hove over the past few weeks. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service sent a crew to tackle...
Posted On 27 Oct 2017 at 4:59 pm

Brighton and Hove residents need protecting from worst of universal credit

Universal credit – a benefit change that will affect 20,000 people in Brighton and Hove – is due to be rolled out across the city over the next few months. For many, universal credit will represent a loss of disposable income that could threaten the roof over their heads. Under...
Posted On 27 Oct 2017 at 3:15 pm

Dad Dancing comes to Brighton tonight

If it’s hard to imagine anything more embarrassing than dad dancing, imagine being a professional dancer on stage with your dad while he busts his moves. Three professional dancers have taken their courage in their hands to do just that – and they’re staging a performance in...
Posted On 27 Oct 2017 at 2:37 pm

Moving forward in Brighton and Hove

This week I wrote to the leaseholder of the Aquarium Terraces site opposite the Palace Pier saying that I want a response in the next couple of weeks with an action plan and timeline for redevelopment of the site. It’s an eyesore in one of our prime tourist locations and we had...
Posted On 27 Oct 2017 at 1:58 pm

Brighton bank for sale for £1.8m

A Brighton bank branch is being offered for sale for £1.8 million by a firm of online auctioneers. The Halifax branch, in Western Road, is one of seven branches being sold by John Pye Property, of Nottingham, on behalf of LPA (Law of Property Act) receivers JLL (Jones Lang...
Posted On 27 Oct 2017 at 1:27 pm