Brighton MP to stand down from seat on council

Brighton Kemptown MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle is to resign his East Brighton seat on Brighton and Hove City Council. Mr Russell-Moyle, 31, was elected to the House of Commons at the general election in June with a majority of almost 10,000. He won his parliamentary seat just 10 months...
Posted On 08 Dec 2017 at 7:55 pm

Seafront team thanked for rescuing woman from chilly waters

Brighton’s seafront team have been thanked for saving the life of a woman who was in the waves this morning. A seafront officer who was patrolling the beach as normal spotted the distressed woman in the water opposite the Grand Hotel at about 11.15am. He pulled the woman...
Posted On 08 Dec 2017 at 5:47 pm

Brighton commuters advised to avoid both Victoria and London Bridge as rail havoc continues into evening

Brighton and Hove commuters who struggled into work this morning amid huge delays caused by faulty signalling are now facing an equally awful journey home. A power outage on the London to Brighton signalling system combined with a points failure at Haywards Heath brought services...
Posted On 08 Dec 2017 at 5:33 pm

High Court judge backs suspended Brighton Labour member in fight with party

A High Court judge has backed a suspended Brighton Labour Party member in his fight against expulsion. Tony Greenstein applied for an injunction when the party refused to delay a disciplinary hearing, details of which were sent to him while he was in hospital after an operation....
Posted On 08 Dec 2017 at 5:24 pm

Sussex Uni slammed for vice chancellor’s £230k golden goodbye

The University of Sussex has come under fire for giving its former vice chancellor Michael Farthing a £230,000 payoff. The staggering figure, which was paid on top of his monthly £19,000 salary and £3,000 pension contributions in August last year, has been condemned by the...
Posted On 08 Dec 2017 at 4:39 pm

Thieves try to steal old lady’s purse

Police are appealing to the public to identify the two men in the picture after they are suspected of attempted theft in Asda, Crowhurst road, Hollingbury. An elderly lady was shopping in the store on Tuesday morning (December 5) when she was approached by a man who proceeded to...
Posted On 08 Dec 2017 at 4:26 pm

‘Criminal’ 3am Brighton offy stripped of its licence

A wine shop which was used for “criminal activities” such as selling illicit and smuggled booze has been stripped of its 3am licence in what one councillor described as the worst cases he’d seen. The licencee for International Food and Wine in Preston Road...
Posted On 08 Dec 2017 at 4:07 pm

30 new rough sleepers on city’s streets each week

Rough sleeping agencies say they are coming across 30 new cases every week in Brighton and Hove, with 1,200 people being helped off the streets in the last year. The number of people sleeping rough on Brighton and Hove’s streets has risen by 20% in the last year according...
Posted On 08 Dec 2017 at 3:43 pm

The RPMs play home-town gig

THE RPMs – HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON 7th DECEMBER 2017 Quite a lot can happen in the space of a year or so can’t it? A classic example of this would be the transformation of Brighton’s very own The RPMs. I was wowed by these boys back in 20th October 2016 when they...
Posted On 08 Dec 2017 at 2:35 pm

Opinion – Brexit: Another fine mess

Laurel and Hardy may not have been anticipating Brexit when they coined the phrase “another fine mess you’ve gotten us into” but it neatly sums up the last few weeks. The Brexit economic impact assessments epitomise the chaos. First there was “excruciating detail” –...
Posted On 08 Dec 2017 at 2:05 pm
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