Brighton and Hove taxi driver loses licence after sex offence claim

A Brighton and Hove taxi driver has lost his licence after he was accused of a serious sexual offence. The cabbie, a 35-year-old man from Portslade, worked for Brighton and Hove Radio Cabs, one of the three main taxi and private hire businesses operating in the area. A fourth...
Posted On 21 Apr 2018 at 2:31 am

Hove MP supports stronger workplace protection for the terminally ill

Hove MP Peter Kyle has signed the TUC’s “Dying to Work” charter, pledging to support and protect employees who become terminally ill. The Dying to Work campaign was set up by the trade union body after the case of Jacci Woodcook, a 58-year-old sales manager from Derbyshire. She...
Posted On 21 Apr 2018 at 2:27 am

Hove MP presses Transport Minister over simpler train fares

Hove MP Peter Kyle has pressed the government and train bosses to simplify fares and to cut premium pricing. He made the call for fare cuts in the House of Commons today (Thursday 19 April) at transport questions. Mr Kyle made his intervention as a follow up to an exchange of...
Posted On 19 Apr 2018 at 8:49 pm

Making Greater Brighton genuinely greater

It’s been nearly a year since I took on the role of chairman of the Greater Brighton Economic Board which means it is a good time to look back and reflect on what has been delivered in the last 12 months. When I took up the role on the rotating annual basis, I made clear that the...
Posted On 19 Apr 2018 at 1:15 pm

A worrying debate about sheep – or dog whistle politics from Brighton MP?

Lambing season has been marked in Parliament by two former Brighton councillors giving a lead in a debate about sheep worrying. Lloyd Russell-Moyle, the Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown, secured an “adjournment debate” – a closing debate at the end of the...
Posted On 18 Apr 2018 at 11:28 am

Uber licence renewal set to be decided in public next week

Uber’s bid to renew its licence is to be heard in public next week following a campaign by taxi drivers. Hundreds of taxi drivers have also written in to object to the controversial app being allowed to continue trading in the city, with a total of 274 representations...
Posted On 18 Apr 2018 at 9:40 am

Brave Brighton post office clerk sends armed robber packing

A quick-thinking counter clerk sent an armed robber packing when the man tried to hold up the post office in Churchill Square, Brighton, yesterday afternoon (Monday 16 April). Sussex Police said this afternoon: “Police have released this CCTV image of a man they want to talk...
Posted On 17 Apr 2018 at 3:08 pm

Brighton and Hove offers amnesty to council house frauds

Tenants illegally subletting council flats or houses in Brighton and Hove have until the end of May to hand in their keys or risk being jailed. The same goes for anyone with a council tenancy who lives elsewhere, as Brighton and Hove City Council offers a temporary amnesty. The...
Posted On 17 Apr 2018 at 3:24 am

Brighton bus company celebrates ‘solar bond’ success … by asking for more money

A Brighton bus company is celebrating the success of its “solar bus bond” fundraising to enable it to switch to running a fully electric fleet. The Big Lemon was awarded just over £500,000 by the government towards the £1 million cost of upgrading its fleet, provided it...
Posted On 14 Apr 2018 at 1:00 am

Hove Toys R Us to close next Thursday

The Hove Toys R Us store is set to close next Thursday as the failed toy retailer shuts down its remaining outlets across the country. A fire sale of remaining stock continues, with discounts of up to 70 per cent, and employees at the branch will be paid up until the closing...
Posted On 12 Apr 2018 at 10:21 am