Lib Dem urges council to uphold affordable homes policy in Brighton and Hove

A leading local Liberal Democrat urged Brighton and Hove City Council to uphold its own policy on affordable homes this afternoon (Thursday 14 December). Carrie Hynds, who stood for the Lib Dems in Hove at the general election in June, handed in a petition to a meeting of the...
Posted On 14 Dec 2017 at 9:00 pm

School catchment area petitions handed in to Brighton and Hove councillors

Parents spelt out their opposition today to proposals contained in the latest review of school catchment areas in Brighton and Hove. Two petitions, each with more than a thousand signatures, were handed into a meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council at Hove Town Hall. They...
Posted On 14 Dec 2017 at 8:20 pm

Mother petitions council for safety crossing on Hove road where pensioner died

A mother of three has asked councillors to put in a safe crossing on a stretch of road in Hove where a grandmother was recently killed by a car. She also pointed out that hundreds of children cross the fast and dangerous road every day. The 43-year-old, of Lullington Avenue,...
Posted On 14 Dec 2017 at 7:04 pm

Patients to be offered evening and weekend appointments with family doctors in Brighton and Hove

Patients in Brighton and Hove will soon be able to see a family doctor in the evening, at the weekend and on bank holidays. The new extended hours service will see participating surgeries offer appointments with GPs (general practitioners) and nurses from 8am to 8pm, seven days a...
Posted On 14 Dec 2017 at 12:17 pm

Brighton students crowdfunding to take government to court over climate change

Two Brighton students have joined a crowdfunding attempt to take the government to court over climate change. They have signed up with charity Plan B which is organising the crowdfunding campaign to fund the case. The two students are among 11 people aged nine to 79 who have put...
Posted On 13 Dec 2017 at 5:48 pm

Planners approve 189 student flats on site of Brighton pub and shop

Planners have given permission for 189 student flats to be built on the site of a shop and derelict pub in Brighton. The proposed building – up to nine storeys high – would be on the site of the Lectern pub, a terrace of three houses and a Costcutter convenience store...
Posted On 13 Dec 2017 at 4:16 pm

Girl goes missing after catching bus from Brighton to Shoreham

A 14-year-old girl has disappeared after catching a bus from Brighton to Shoreham, Sussex Police said. The force said: “Police are looking for missing 14-year-old Senay Spain-Yusuf from Shoreham. “She was last seen on Monday (11 December) after boarding a bus from...
Posted On 13 Dec 2017 at 2:43 pm

Rush-hour tailbacks follow four-vehicle crash in Brighton

A crash involving four vehicles in Brighton caused tailbacks during the rush hour this morning (Wednesday 13 December). The accident happened just after 8.20am in Coldean Lane, near Old Boat Corner. Coldean Lane, where there are roadworks, was blocked in both directions. There...
Posted On 13 Dec 2017 at 9:33 am

Labour clears MP of groping woman at party conference in Brighton

The Labour Party has cleared a former member of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet of groping a woman during the annual party conference in Brighton. Clive Lewis, the MP for Norwich South, was alleged to have grabbed a woman’s bottom at a fringe meeting at the Dome in September. But...
Posted On 13 Dec 2017 at 1:32 am

Fewer bikes being stolen in Brighton and Hove, say police

Fewer bikes are being stolen in Brighton and Hove, according to Sussex Police, who credited a sustained operation targeting thieves. The force said: “A police operation to tackle bike thefts in Brighton and Hove is proving to be a success with the city hitting the lowest amount...
Posted On 12 Dec 2017 at 7:24 pm