Former Brighton parliamentary candidate leaves Labour leader’s office to join social enterprise

Former Brighton parliamentary candidate Nancy Platts is leaving her job as part of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s backroom team to join a social enterprise called Campaign Collective. According to press reports she is one of a number of staff leaving Mr Corbyn’s team, with some...
Posted On 27 Mar 2017 at 3:46 am

Renewed plan to build three homes on Portslade site comes under fire

The latest plan for homes on a small site in Portslade has come under fire from one of the ward councillors. Accountant and property developer Kenneth Elliott hopes to squeeze in three apartments on a modest strip of land behind Rowan Close. Peter Atkinson, who represents North...
Posted On 23 Mar 2017 at 5:17 am

Hove MP gives eye-witness account of public fleeing terror attack as Brighton MPs locked in Commons chamber

All three Brighton and Hove MPs were safe after a terror attack at Westminster this afternoon (Wednesday 22 March) in which a police officer and a woman were among four dead. Hove MP Peter Kyle has told how dozens of people rushed for safety into Portcullis House as he was...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017 at 5:22 pm

Hove MP joins calls for more regulation of Airbnb and party houses

A bill proposing that short term and holiday lets must be registered with a local authority in a bid to crack down on commercial operators taking advantage of the sharing economy has been sponsored by Hove MP Peter Kyle. The ten minute rule bill was introduced in the House of...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017 at 12:08 pm

Brighton and Hove council scraps sale of two downland sites

Brighton and Hove City Council has scrapped the sale of two downland sites at Poynings and Plumpton after a public outcry prompted a review. The decision is expected to rubberstamped at a policy committee meeting in early May. Previously councillors were told that the money...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 3:39 pm

Public asked to help shape future of Hove’s biggest new estate

The public are being asked to help shape the future of Hove’s biggest new housing estate, with at least 700 homes planned for Toad’s Hole Valley. A draft blueprint has been drawn up which, once adopted, will set the limits on what can and can’t be built on the 91-acre site on the...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 2:52 pm

Brighton and Hove councillor resigns from Labour Party

A Brighton and Hove councillor has resigned from the Labour Party today (Monday 20 March) over the national leadership’s stance on Europe. Michael Inkpin-Leissner, who represents Hollingdean and Stanmer on Brighton and Hove City Council, emphasised that his resignation was not a...
Posted On 20 Mar 2017 at 6:38 pm

King’s House sale collapses

The multimillion pound sale of King’s House has collapsed because of “unresolvable issues” and will be put back on the market next month. A consortium of nine unnamed property developers had reportedly bid in excess of £20 million for the prominent seafront office...
Posted On 20 Mar 2017 at 5:28 pm

Heads warn that £11.5m cuts to city education budget will push schools ‘beyond breaking point’

The head teachers of more than 40 Brighton and Hove primary schools have written to the city’s MPs, warning that massive budget cuts are pushing school budgets “beyond breaking point”. They say nursery class closures and reductions in support staff and services...
Posted On 20 Mar 2017 at 11:27 am

Southern offers fresh talks with RMT – but only if industrial action is ended

Southern rail bosses have today publicly said they will meet with the RMT union for fresh face-to-face talks – but only if industrial action, including a strike day next month, is called off. Last week, the RMT announced its members would walk out on 4 April, but would...
Posted On 20 Mar 2017 at 10:42 am
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