Our highest priority has always been tenant safety, says council leader

The image of Grenfell Tower against the backdrop of the London skyline is something that will stay with all of us for a very long time. We must always remember the victims who sadly lost their lives and the emergency and public services who, alongside volunteers and the local...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017 at 5:40 am

Bishop of Chichester responds to report into handling of abuse claims against Peter Ball

The Bishop of Chichester Martin Warner has responded to a report about the church’s failings when claims of sexual abuse were made against the former Bishop of Lewes Peter Ball. Dr Warner said: “We who serve in the diocese of Chichester welcome the report of the independent...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017 at 2:36 am

Opinion – Why being transgender was irrelevant in my general election campaign

As I stood on stage, a room full of expectant people looking up at me, I was totally focused on the next words that I would hear: “Sophie Rose Cook, Labour Party, 20,882.” In the space of five short weeks we’d achieved the seemingly impossible, taking a previously safe Tory seat...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017 at 2:04 am

Wheelie bins for recycling delivered to 60,000 homes across Brighton and Hove

About 60,000 homes are being given wheelie bins for recycling instead of black boxes for paper, card, cans and plastic bottles. Black boxes will stay in use for glass. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “The bins are being introduced in response to requests from residents as...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017 at 1:13 am

Top national architecture prize awarded to Brighton i360

The Brighton i360 has been awarded one of the leading architectural prizes in the country. The Brighton seafront attraction, which opened last summer, is one of 49 buildings to receive a 2017 RIBA National Award for architectural excellence. The RIBA (Royal Institute of British...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 10:22 pm

Brighton and Hove Recovery Project praised after official inspection

A project to help drug users in Brighton and Hove to beat their addiction has won praise after an official inspection. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) listed several areas of good practice at the Recovery Project, run by Brighton Housing Trust (BHT), which aims to support...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 6:10 pm

RMT calls another 24-hour strike in dispute with Southern

The RMT guards’ union has called another 24-hour strike in its long-running dispute with train company Southern. The union said that guards and drivers would strike “over the safety impact of the extension of driver only operation (DOO) and the removal of guards from services”....
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 5:25 pm

Unions respond to Gibb report

The two main rail unions have responded to the Gibb report which was published by the Department for Transport (DfT) this morning (Thursday 22 June). The RMT guards’ union described the report as a government “fit up”. RMT general secretary Mick Cash said. “No wonder the...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 2:17 pm

Brighton MP pokes her stick at DUP ‘dinosaurs’

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas angered Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MPs by calling them “dinosaurs” in the House of Commons yesterday (Wednesday 21 June). The Green Party co-leader made the remark as she was challenged the Prime Minister Theresa May on the absence of...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 1:59 pm

Church colluded with paedophile bishop, report finds

A disgraced bishop who began his career in Brighton was aided by the church establishment, according to a report published this morning (Thursday 22 June). The report, An Abuse of Faith, by Dame Moira Gibb, examined the Church of England’s response to the abuse of men and boys by...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 1:34 pm