CPS fined £325k after 15 child sex abuse victims’ interviews vanish from Brighton office

The Crown Prosecution Service has been fined £325,000 after 15 child sex abuse victims’ interviews vanished from its Brighton offices. The police interviews had been sent on unencrypted DVDs from the CPS offices in Guildford to the organisation’s offices in Dyke Road,...
Posted On 17 May 2018 at 3:28 pm

Uber talks about it all going wrong at Brighton conference

A top Uber executive is to talk about “what happens when it goes really, really wrong” at a Brighton conference – just weeks after the multinational taxi hailing app company was refused a renewal of its licence here. Uber’s head of cities, south and east...
Posted On 17 May 2018 at 2:46 pm

Why I disagree with the call by former chief constable Paul Whitehouse for the legalisation of drugs

The former Chief Constable of Sussex, Paul Whitehouse, has called for the legalisation of drugs including heroin, cocaine and cannabis. I fundamentally disagree with him on two counts: first is the practical case. The illegality of drugs make them less accessible and therefore,...
Posted On 17 May 2018 at 2:46 pm

City’s beaches keep their Blue Flags

The city’s beaches have kept their awards for cleanliness this year, with Brighton Central and Hove Lawns both being given Blue Flags and Saltdean being given the Seaside Award. Keep Britain Tidy’s annual awards were announced this lunchtime, with 190 awards being...
Posted On 17 May 2018 at 1:53 pm

Brighton bus breakthrough for deaf passengers

Deaf bus passengers will now be able to hear journey announcements much more clearly following the successful test of an onboard hearing loop system. Brighton and Hove Buses has been working for three years with hearing loop experts to develop a good quality system that can be...
Posted On 17 May 2018 at 9:52 am

Royal Pavilion to give free entry to all Harrys and Meghans this Saturday

The Royal Pavilion is throwing its doors open to anyone called Harry or Meghan on Saturday with the offer of free entry to mark the royal wedding. The offer, open to Haris and Megans of all spellings, is one of several events taking place in the city on Saturday. The West Pier...
Posted On 17 May 2018 at 9:43 am

Conservatives accuse Labour of u-turn over Channel 4 bid

Labour councillors have denied Conservative claims of a u-turn in policy after Brighton announced its bid for a Channel 4 creative hub in the city. When Channel 4 first announced it was looking for new homes outside the capital last month, Tory councillor Joe Miller urged the...

Being mayor means I’ll have to be formal but I also want to have fun

Dee Simson said that she accepted she would be expected to be formal at times when she becomes mayor of Brighton and Hove. But, she said, “I also want to have fun.” Councillor Simson, who represents Woodingdean on Brighton and Hove City Council, is expected to be confirmed as the...
Posted On 17 May 2018 at 6:22 am

Homes and health top new Brighton and Hove council leader’s ‘to do’ list

Housing is the top priority for the man expected to become the new leader of Brighton and Hove City Council this afternoon (Thursday 17 May). Councillor Daniel Yates is well aware that he has a short amount of time to make a visible impact on a long-term problem. But with a year...
Posted On 17 May 2018 at 4:44 am

Official watchdog criticises Brighton hospital where patient died after drinking cleaning fluid

The Brighton hospital where a patient died after drinking cleaning fluid has been criticised in a report by the official health watchdog. Staff were still storing potentially poisonous cleaning fluids in kitchens despite being reminded to keep it in dedicated locked cupboards...
Posted On 17 May 2018 at 12:02 am
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