Police commissioner asks Brighton and Hove residents to pay more to improve public safety

Sussex police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne wants local taxpayers to pay more towards the cost of keeping people safe and tackling crime. Mrs Bourne said that she had asked the government directly for more money. But she had also asked ministers to lift the cap on the police...
Posted On 27 Nov 2017 at 11:25 pm

Van theft detectives appeal for information about suspicious Mondeo

Detectives investigating a string of thefts from vans in Patcham are appealing for anyone with information about a silver Mondeo seen acting suspiciously in the area. During October there had been a spate of tools being stolen from work vans in the neighbourhood and officers...
Posted On 27 Nov 2017 at 3:13 pm

Crashes, floods, bin fires and trapped birds keep Brighton firefighters busy

A busy weekend saw Brighton and Hove firefighters rescue someone trapped in a car – and a pigeon trapped in netting. Great work by the @EastSussexFRS freeing a trapped bird at Brighton’s Open Market this morning pic.twitter.com/ycutmO1jki — Andy Winter...
Posted On 27 Nov 2017 at 2:53 pm

Science Minister opens £11m lab at Sussex University

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson opened the £11 million Future Technologies Lab at Sussex University this morning (Monday 27 November). Mr Johnson was given a tour of the lab where teaching and research is under way using robotics, advanced computing and other rapidly...
Posted On 27 Nov 2017 at 2:08 pm

Push for Pavilion and Dome merger next spring

A new cultural trust due to be set up to run the Royal Pavilion and city museums could now merge with the Brighton Dome and Festival trust as early as next spring. Plans to set up the cultural trust were approved by councillors in January, with councillors being asked to note...
Posted On 27 Nov 2017 at 12:34 pm

Tyres slashed after police ask Brighton residents not to egg cars

Anger over an influx of cars parking in and around Bear Road following the introduction of controlled parking in Hanover has resulted in slashed tyres – days after police wrote to residents asking them not to egg windscreens and leave abusive notes. Residents have become...
Posted On 27 Nov 2017 at 11:29 am

Parking profit in Brighton and Hove tops annual league table once again

Council-run parking made more profit in Brighton and Hove than anywhere else in the country outside London, the RAC Foundation said today (Monday 27 November). Brighton and Hove City Council made £21.2 million twice as much as the next two most profitably run council parking...
Posted On 27 Nov 2017 at 9:30 am