Land speculators add to pressure on affordable homes in Brighton and Hove, council chief says

Land speculators are making it harder to provide affordable homes in the area, the chief executive of Brighton and Hove City Council said this afternoon (Tuesday 9 January). Council boss Geoff Raw said that speculators had traded some of the limited amount of available land in...
Posted On 09 Jan 2018 at 6:05 pm

New school plans dealt killer blow after council withdraws support

Plans for a new school in the east of the city have been dealt a blow today as the city council announced it is withdrawing its support in the light of offers from other schools to expand. The University of Brighton, which was planning to sponsor the new free school or academy,...
Posted On 09 Jan 2018 at 2:24 pm

Criminal charges decision for Shoreham air crash pilot not expected for weeks

The Crown Prosecution Service says it will not be making a decision on whether to bring criminal charges against Andy Hill, the pilot of the Hawker Hunter which crashed at the Shoreham Airshow, this month. The CPS informed the West Sussex Senior Coroner Penelope Schofield, who...
Posted On 09 Jan 2018 at 1:47 pm

Improvements to pavements and traffic lights to cause 12-week delays on busy Hove road

Drivers are warned to expect delays as the city council undertakes 12 weeks of essential safety works to a busy junction on Hove’s Old Shoreham Road, from 15 January. The works will affect the junction of the Old Shoreham Road, Sackville Road and Nevill Road. New-technology...
Posted On 09 Jan 2018 at 11:05 am

Former hospital boss returns for Brighton and Hove health check

The former boss of the Royal Sussex County Hospital came back to Brighton and Hove to check how healthy the outlook is for the area. It was as much a wealth check as a health check, as Duncan Selbie spoke about the importance for our wellbeing of having a job and an income and...
Posted On 09 Jan 2018 at 2:45 am

Watchdog gives good rating to community NHS trust for Brighton and Hove

The official health watchdog has given a “good” overall rating to the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. In a report published today (Tuesday 9 January) the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that once again the trust merited the second highest of four ratings. The CQC sai...
Posted On 09 Jan 2018 at 12:01 am