Fewer tenants evicted from emergency and temporary homes in Brighton and Hove

Fewer tenants are being evicted from emergency and temporary homes in Brighton and Hove even though more people have been housed in this way. And concerns that tenants were suffering revenge evictions – losing their home for making a complaint – were unjustified,...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018 at 8:11 pm

Elderly residents double billed for expensive but inadequate new heaters

Elderly residents were given a formal apology over a problematic refit of the water heating system in their block in Brighton last year. They were double charged, with Brighton and Hove City Council billing them for both the new heaters and the old communal heater after it was...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018 at 8:08 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion sell second player to Glasgow Rangers

Brighton and Hove Albion have sold a second player to Glasgow Rangers within weeks. Connor Goldson is joining the Scottish Premiership side on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee reported to be about £3 million. The 25-year-old central defender follows Jamie Murphy to...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018 at 3:41 pm

Tent in Brighton square cordoned off after sex attack

A tent in a Brighton square has been sealed off by police as officers question a man about a sexual assault there yesterday afternoon. Crime scene tape has been put around the tent and surrounding bushes in Bedford Square and a policeman posted while scene of crime officers work...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018 at 1:11 pm

Man dies after fall from top floor Hove flat

A man has died after falling from a top floor flat at in Hove yesterday evening. Western Street was closed off for some time as paramedics and police worked to save the man’s life – but sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene. It’s believed the man fell from...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018 at 12:53 pm

Brighton and Hove Buses test emissions-free double decker

Brighton and Hove Buses is testing a new emissions-free double decker as the company looks to operate an even cleaner and greener fleet. The company said that the hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), which can drive in full electric mode, would help in the race towards an...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018 at 12:46 pm

Bruce on the Boundary – A familiar delivery from Gillespie

Missed opportunities. It’s been the theme of quite a few of Jason Gillespie’s post-match debriefs in recent weeks. But the Sussex head coach is confident that his side will learn their lessons from a disappointing Royal London One-Day Cup campaign as they prepare to switch to...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018 at 12:01 pm

Extra £0.5m for rough sleeper services

Services for rough sleepers in Brighton and Hove have been given a funding boost of nearly half a million pounds. The money will be used to help move people off the streets in the coming months before winter sets in. The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018 at 11:25 am

Brighton and Hove health chiefs told to cut £14m

Health chiefs in Brighton and Hove have been told to cut £14 million from their £425 million budget – or 3.3 per cent – in the current financial year. The cuts are expected to be made by the end of next March after the clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018 at 5:37 am

Death threats prompt Brighton councillor to quit

Death threats and personal abuse have prompted a Brighton councillor to quit local politics. Karen Barford, 47, one of the Labour councillors for Queen’s Park ward on Brighton and Hove City Council, will stand down next May. She said: “It will not be a surprise to some that one...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018 at 4:31 am