Man jailed for racial insult in Brighton pub

The director of a Brighton waste business has been jailed for four months for racially abusing a pregnant woman in a Brighton pub. Christopher Gargan, 55, who helped set up KSD, at Patcham Place, in London Road, Brighton, was jailed at Brighton Crown Court. Gargan, of Malthouse...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017 at 6:57 pm

Brighton nursing home rated good in official inspection

A Brighton nursing home has been rated as good in an official inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The unannounced inspection took place at Birch Grove Nursing Home, in Stanford Avenue, Brighton, on Tuesday 16 May. The home was good in every respect apart from being...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017 at 6:45 pm

New Brighton MP focuses on education and youth services in his Commons maiden speech

The new MP for Brighton Kemptown, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, made his maiden speech in the House of Commons yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 27 June). The Labour MP, who won the seat from Conservative Treasury Minister Simon Kirby on Thursday 8 June, spoke during the debate on the Queen’s...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017 at 6:07 pm

Brighton woman whose bad driving caused serious crash was already banned from driving

A Brighton woman has been convicted of dangerous driving following a serious injury crash on the A27 at Worthing on 19 November last year. Beverley Thomas, 56, of Ladies Mile Road, Brighton, appeared before Worthing magistrates on Friday (23 June) and pleaded guilty to dangerous...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017 at 9:56 am

Hanover’s parking control plans clear final hurdle

After five consultations over the past decade, people parking in “Brighton’s last free city car park”, Hanover, are to finally start having to pay from October. Councillors voted this evening to pass the recommendations following the results of the final,...
Posted On 27 Jun 2017 at 8:31 pm

Street party guidelines to be reviewed after businesses use them to get round licensing

Street parties are being used as a “back end” way for businesses to bypass licensing when putting on events, councillors heard today. Brunswick and Adelaide ward councillor Ollie Sykes said that he had received several complaints from residents who had not been asked...
Posted On 27 Jun 2017 at 8:04 pm

Mazda Fountain is saved – again

The Mazda Fountain has survived the latest round of council discussions on the future of the Valley Gardens project. Brighton and Hove City Council’s environment and transport committee discussed the design of the new park which will be formed from the Old Steine to St...
Posted On 27 Jun 2017 at 7:35 pm

Financial outlook for NHS remains tough in Brighton and Hove, say health chiefs

The next year will be financially challenging for the NHS in Brighton and Hove, health chiefs said this evening (Tuesday 27 June). The outlook was shared at the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) at the Jubilee Library in...
Posted On 27 Jun 2017 at 7:28 pm

Woodingdean GP surgery at risk after retirement of GP husband and wife

A Woodingdean surgery could close following the retirement of both its GPs, husband and wife team Jeremy Baker and Dodie Fahmy. A letter is being sent out to patients of the practice informing them of the doctors’ departure, with their last day due to be Hallowe’en...
Posted On 27 Jun 2017 at 7:11 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion sack commercial chief and former captain Paul Rogers

Brighton and Hove Albion have sacked their commercial manager and former club captain Paul Rogers, according to a statement released this afternoon (Tuesday 27 June). The statement said that Mr Rogers, 52, was dismissed for gross misconduct. The club have also said that he can...
Posted On 27 Jun 2017 at 6:35 pm