Police commissioner backs scheme to steer youngsters in Hove away from drugs

A scheme to help steer young people away from drugs in Hove has been given a funding boost by the Sussex police and crime commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne. A “Safer in Sussex” grant of £4,570 has been awarded to Change Up – a project being run by the Hangleton and Knoll Project....
Posted On 20 Jan 2017 at 12:04 am

Youth service protesters invited to Downing Street by Brighton and Hove council leader and Hove MP

Council leader Warren Morgan and Hove MP Peter Kyle have invited four youth service protesters to 10 Downing Street to share their concerns about spending cuts. Councillor Morgan made the offer as he answered questions from the four at a Brighton and Hove City Council meeting at...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017 at 10:57 pm

Brighton MP arranges for BML2 team to meet Transport Secretary

The campaigners pushing for a second Brighton main line (BML2) are to meet the Transport Secretary at the end of the month. Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby wrote to Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary, before Christmas, asking him to meet the BML2 consortium. Mr Grayling has...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017 at 12:58 pm

Rents cut for 11,000 Brighton and Hove council tenants

Rents are to be cut by 1 per cent for more than 11,000 council tenants in Brighton and Hove, with identical cuts to follow for the three years after. And almost 2,000 tenants will have cheaper gas bills as the price drops for those with communal heating. More than 800 older...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017 at 12:01 pm

Pride for Brighton and Hove police chief over LGBT champion award

Brighton and Hove’s former police commander Nev Kemp has been recognised for his work as an “LGBT equality champion”. Chief Superintendent Kemp has been named as Stonewall’s Senior Champion of the Year in its 2017 Workplace Equality Index. He said that he was overwhelmed and...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017 at 4:09 am

Fire deaths cited as safety rules updated by Brighton and Hove councillors

Safety rules have been tightened by councillors after they were told that fires had killed five people in Brighton and Hove over the past six years. Although not all of those fires were in council-owned homes, council officials and fire chiefs prepared an updated policy...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017 at 11:46 pm

Proposed youth service cuts – Council chiefs urge young people from Brighton and Hove to respond to consultation

The council is urging young people to respond to a consultation about proposed cuts to youth services in Brighton and Hove City Council’s budget for the coming financial year. The council said: “Public consultation has started on proposals by Brighton and Hove City Council to...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017 at 8:05 pm

See the stars at Sussex University tonight as astronomers prepare to share their telescopes

University astronomers are preparing to share their telescopes with the public tonight at a free Stargazing Live event for adults and children. If it’s a clear night – and the forecast is good – it may be possible to see Mars, Venus, Orion and various star clusters from the...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017 at 11:18 am

Another Brighton doctors’ surgery closes

More than 2,000 patients need a new doctor after another Brighton surgery prepared to close its doors. The Lewes Road surgery is to close on Tuesday 31 January after the departure of Amrut Shah, who first qualified as a doctor in 1968. It is the seventh surgery to close in less...
Posted On 17 Jan 2017 at 5:20 pm

What’s the outlook for Brighton and Hove in 2017?

It can be perilous making predictions, particularly about the future. So here goes, a few priceless – that is, free – glimpses into the year ahead and what 2017 holds for Brighton and Hove. Money will be a big talking point, not least the introduction of the new 12-sided pound...
Posted On 16 Jan 2017 at 6:59 pm
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