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

Full Southern service to be restored from Tuesday

Southern says it is restoring its full service from Tuesday following news that the Aslef union has suspended its industrial action pending talks hailed yesterday as “an important and significant development”. Aslef has called off the three strikes next week, and also...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017 at 10:16 am

Teenager stabbed at McDonald’s in London Road as families eat

A teenager was stabbed at McDonald’s in London Road, Brighton, as families ate their dinner this afternoon. Police have taped off the fast food restaurant and there are currently five police cars parked outside. Officers were called to the scene at 4.51pm on Tuesday...
Posted On 17 Jan 2017 at 5:44 pm

Next week’s Southern strike suspended as talks chaired by TUC agreed

Next week’s strike on Southern has been suspended after the rail company agreed to the Aslef union’s offer of talks chaired by the TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady. Members of the train drivers’ union Aslef were due to walk out next Tuesday, Wednesday...
Posted On 17 Jan 2017 at 11:53 am

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

Brighton university graduate to light up New York

Brighton University graduate Emily Brooke is to light up New York with her Blaze Laserlight cycle safety light. They are being fitted to 250 bicycles used in New York’s Citi Bike rental programme – similar to Boris bikes in London which also use the lights. Brighton University...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017 at 3:46 pm

Greens call for sports centre fees to be frozen for the poor

The Greens have urged the council to work with a sports centre operator to freeze fees for some of the poorest people in Brighton and Hove. They were taking in a debate about fees and charges for the coming financial year for dozens of services provided by Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017 at 11:45 am

Three men held in Hove kebab shop during raid by immigration officials

Three men were held during a raid on a kebab shop in Hove by immigration enforcement officials. The raid was carried out on Nayeb, on the corner of The Drive and Church Road, Hove, on Monday evening (9 January). It was described as an “intelligence-led operation” with three men,...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017 at 12:15 am

Bus crash delays rush-hour traffic in centre of Brighton

A bus crash in the centre of Brighton brought delays to rush-hour traffic. The shunt happened in North Street, close to the Clock Tower, just before 6pm yesterday evening (Thursday 12 January). A number 49 bus hit the back of another bus from the Brighton and Hove Buses fleet....
Posted On 13 Jan 2017 at 12:10 am

Planners ask the public to help shape the future of Brighton and Hove’s last new suburb

Planners are asking the public to help shape the future of what is expected to be the last new suburb of Brighton and Hove. They are drawing up guidelines for Toad’s Hole Valley, in Hangleton, where Brighton and Hove City Council wants at least 700 new homes, mostly three-bedroom...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017 at 11:21 pm
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