Former Brighton journalist criticises regulator over its conduct as his newspaper quits

A former Brighton journalist has criticised a press regulator as his newspaper and website quit the watchdog. Richard Gurner, a former Argus reporter and Sussex University graduate, started a news website called the Caerphilly Observer eight years ago. Mr Gurner, 36, has since...
Posted On 23 Nov 2017 at 8:07 pm

Uber licence review in Brighton and Hove ‘likely’ to be in public

The private hire operator Uber is likely to have the chance to make its case in public when its licence comes up for renewal. Anyone wishing to oppose the renewal of Uber’s licence, or present evidence for or against the application, would also be able to to do so openly....
Posted On 23 Nov 2017 at 5:01 pm

Street traders to be barred from double yellow lines

Street traders are to be barred from setting up on double yellow lines in Brighton and Hove after a rise in the number of complaints. Twelve complaints have been made to Brighton and Hove City Council about illegal trading in the six months from April. And 12 complaints were...
Posted On 23 Nov 2017 at 3:56 pm

Schools slam council for giving one day’s notice of catchment changes

Two Brighton schools whose catchments are under review have hit out at the city council for giving them just one day’s notice of the changes before they had a chance to discuss them. Brighton and Hove City Council wants to shrink the catchment for Dorothy Stringer and...
Posted On 23 Nov 2017 at 3:07 pm

Tributes to Brighton tenant advocate and Conservative campaigner who ‘took no prisoners’

A community champion who was “one of a kind” has died after many years spent giving city tenants a voice. Ann Ewings, who passed away at her home in Tyson Place, Grosvenor Street, was known to many in the Queen’s Park neighbourhood as the organiser of the annual...
Posted On 23 Nov 2017 at 1:44 pm

Fears for safety of Brighton schoolgirl who may have got into taxi with older man

Police are greatly concerned for the welfare of 15-year-old Brighton schoolgirl Shaina Mack who is missing from home and who may be in the company of an older man. Shaina was last seen at 12.30pm on Wednesday and reported missing at 3.30am on Thursday (23 November). It is thought...
Posted On 23 Nov 2017 at 12:15 pm

Homeless Brighton man guilty of selling illicit tobacco

A man who repeatedly traded in illicit tobacco was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment yesterday. Siavash Rostamy, who has been living in Brighton but is of no fixed address, was found guilty of six charges relating to the incorrect labelling of tobacco following a trial at...
Posted On 23 Nov 2017 at 11:25 am