Safeguarding boss asks whether Brighton and Hove is ready for the switch to universal credit

A senior safeguarding official asked health and wellbeing chiefs today whether Brighton and Hove was ready for the introduction of “universal credit”. Graham Bartlett, the independent chair of the Brighton and Hove Safeguarding Adults Board, asked: “Universal...
Posted On 14 Nov 2017 at 7:26 pm

Trains delayed after man gets stuck retrieving drone next to tracks in Brighton

Trains are delayed from Brighton today – because firefighters had to rescue a man who fell down the embankment by Brighton Station when attempting to retrieve his drone. The drama unfolded just after 3.30pm when the man climbed over the wall at Howard Place, Brighton to...
Posted On 14 Nov 2017 at 4:59 pm

Traders in the West Pier arches divided over Jaguar event

An event promoting Jaguar 4x4s by the i360 has divided opinion amongst traders in the West Pier arches. Photographer Finn Hopson, who runs Brighton Photography from one of the units there, says fencing off the area for seven days is restricting access to his business. But other...
Posted On 14 Nov 2017 at 4:45 pm

Brighton Centre to be used as homeless night shelter this winter

The Brighton Centre is to open its doors to the homeless this winter as part of a council scheme to use empty buildings to house rough sleepers. A large room in the council-owned building is currently being prepared to be used a shelter for up to 30 people. It’s currently...
Posted On 14 Nov 2017 at 4:26 pm

Distressed man rescued from underneath the Palace Pier

A distressed man who climbed the underside of the Palace Pier was rescued by emergency services in the early hours of Sunday morning. The man had become trapped in the ironwork under the pier after climbing it, and was sliding down the structure about 30ft above the water. A...
Posted On 14 Nov 2017 at 3:52 pm

Another big donation pushes Madeira Terraces crowdfunder over £300k mark

The Madeira Terraces crowdfunder has just passed the £300,000 mark with another big donation from a Brighton Marina developer, bringing the total to almost 3/4 of the target with just 17 days to go. Property developers Landsec pledged £15,000 to the appeal this lunchtime, pushing...
Posted On 14 Nov 2017 at 3:01 pm

Boy, 13, on trial charged with raping 14-year-old girl from Brighton

A teenage boy from Brighton has been charged with raping a 14-year-old girl he had known for years. The boy was 13 when he is said to have raped the girl at his home. He denies the charge. The boy, who is 14 now, was, according to the girl, “like a brother”. In an...
Posted On 14 Nov 2017 at 2:38 pm

Brighton heads at Downing Street to demand an end to school cuts

Two Brighton headteachers represented schools across the city when they delivered a letter calling on the government to reverse cuts to schools this morning. I’m at Downing Street with @NAHTnews – lobbying Govt over planned dangerous & damaging budget cuts that will hit...
Posted On 14 Nov 2017 at 1:25 pm

Wanted teenager charged with Brighton burglaries

A Brighton teenager has been charged with a string of burglaries in Brighton following a police appeal for his whereabouts. Randall was arrested in Eastbourne last Thursday evening and appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Saturday charged with 13 offences between 21...
Posted On 14 Nov 2017 at 11:39 am

New park volunteers forum holds its first meeting

A new forum for the volunteers who keep Brighton and Hove’s parks running was held last month. The Brighton and Hove Green Spaces Form (BHGSF) has been set up as the city council rethinks how it manages its open spaces in the face of swingeing government cuts. The work of...
Posted On 14 Nov 2017 at 11:27 am
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