Embattled Labour leader defiant after fresh calls to quit

The Labour leader of Brighton and Hove City Council is facing renewed calls to step down as the left wing of the party continues to criticise his leadership. The secretary of GMB Sussex Mark Turner this week said Warren Morgan should consider his position after “losing the...
Posted On 02 Feb 2018 at 2:55 pm

Up to 60% of Brighton ‘fly-tipping’ fines are issued to businesses using the wrong bin, new figures suggest

Six in ten fines for so-called fly-tipping by Brighton and Hove last year were issued to commercial organisations, many of whom will have been simply using the wrong bin. In recent weeks, a series of small Brighton businesses have spoken out about being fined £300 for putting...
Posted On 02 Feb 2018 at 1:51 pm
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Russell Bishop to stand trial for 1986 murder of Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway

Russell Bishop is to stand trial for the murder of Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway, whose deaths shocked Brighton in 1986. At a hearing last Friday (26 January) Bishop, 51, pleaded not guilty to murdering the young girls, whose bodies were found in Wild Park, Moulsecoomb. He was...
Posted On 02 Feb 2018 at 11:29 am

Melted gas fire sparks house blaze

A faulty gas fire started a house fire in Hollingbury in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Crews from Preston Circus were called to the small fire at a house in Rotherfield Crescent at 2.37am. A spokeswoman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue said: “Part of a gas fire had...
Posted On 02 Feb 2018 at 10:25 am

Brighton peers criticise Brexit bill in House of Lords debate

Two peers from Brighton criticised the government’s Brexit bill during a two-day debate in the House of Lords. Jenny Jones, known as Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, and former Brighton and Hove council leader Steve Bassam, known as Lord Bassam of Brighton, spokeon successive...
Posted On 02 Feb 2018 at 12:55 am