Balloon and sky lantern releases in Brighton and Hove may face clampdown

Calls to end mass balloon releases in Brighton and Hove received a positive response from councillors. Local Labour Party member Theresa Fowler presented a deputation to Brighton and Hove City Council calling for a ban on the release of balloons and sky lanterns. She said:...
Posted On 21 Jul 2018 at 5:24 pm

Police ask for help finding missing Brighton man with distinctive tattoo

Police have asked for help finding a missing Brighton man who has a distinctive tattoo. Sussex Police published a picture of 44-year-old Mark Mantell who, they said, has a grim reaper tattoo on his upper left arm. The force said: “Police are concerned for missing man Mark Mantell...
Posted On 21 Jul 2018 at 2:08 pm

Greater Brighton seeks funds for cultural, creative and digital sector

A funding boost for the creative and digital sector could be on the cards in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area. The government is offering £20 million to encourage places like Brighton to do more with its cultural capital to boost economic growth. Ministers want more...

Call to end unpaid trial shifts in Brighton and Hove

Hundreds of people are working unpaid trial work shifts in Brighton and Hove without a job at the end. Today (Saturday 21 July) a day of action is taking place to highlight and oppose the practice. Labour councillor Nancy Platts spoke about the issue at a meeting of Brighton and...

Nuisance 999 caller from Brighton sent to prison

A nuisance 999 caller from Brighton has been sent to prison for 16 months four years after he started to plague police and the ambulance service. Michael Gibson, 50, unemployed, of North Road, Brighton, breached a criminal behaviour order (CBO) 30 times. Sussex Police said that...
Posted On 21 Jul 2018 at 1:25 am

Failing train service sparks new political signals

Like many regular Brighton to London commuters, the rail breakdown on Monday 2 July will live long in my memory. I was angry at the time and I am almost as grumpy now having asked a series of written questions of the government and had platitudes and zero information in response....
Posted On 21 Jul 2018 at 12:10 am

March signs contract extension with Brighton and Hove Albion

Brighton and Hove Albion winger Solly March has signed a contract extension with the club – keeping him with the Seagulls until June 2022. March, who celebrates his 24th birthday today, made 36 Premier League appearances for Albion last season and scored his first top-flight goal...
Posted On 20 Jul 2018 at 9:41 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion sign South African striker

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed South African international striker Percy Tau on undisclosed terms. The 24-year-old striker has agreed a four-year deal. The club said that he would go out on loan ahead of the new season. Albion manager Chris Hughton said: “Percy is a player...
Posted On 20 Jul 2018 at 9:35 pm

Latest train timetable is working, says new boss

The latest version of the Thameslink train timetable is working, according to the new chief executive of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). The company said that there had been “a positive start to the introduction of the new interim Thameslink and Great Northern timetable th...
Posted On 20 Jul 2018 at 8:57 pm

Greater Brighton relies on working with our partners

I spend a lot of my time working on partnerships (I may have mentioned this once or twice already) and with partners on trying to deliver the services, infrastructure and growth that will meet the needs of our city for future generations. One strong example of the benefits of...
Posted On 20 Jul 2018 at 6:26 am