Brighton and Hove housing chiefs deny leaving ‘fox in charge of chickens’ when managing contractors

Brighton and Hove’s housing chiefs have denied claims that they are leaving the “fox in charge of the chickens” when managing contractors. They were accused of allowing Knightguard Security to survey and condemn entrance doors across the city, in a question from...
Posted On 17 Jan 2018 at 6:07 pm

Brighton radio station’s future secured with Global deal

Brighton radio station Juice 107.2 has been bought by the owner of Classic FM, LBC and Heart. At lunchtime today (Wednesday 17 January) Juice said that the board of the local radio station had agreed to the sale of its business to Global, Europe’s leading radio company....
Posted On 17 Jan 2018 at 1:54 pm

OAP punched in the face in busy shopping street

An OAP was punched in the face in front of shocked shoppers in a busy Hove street on Saturday, the first of two attacks there that day. Police are seeking witnesses to the first incident in George Street, Hove, in which a 79-year-old man needed hospital treatment after he was...
Posted On 17 Jan 2018 at 9:22 am

Southern given lowest ever rating as passenger survey ranks it worst train company for three years running

Southern has been given its lowest ever rating in an annual passenger survey, coming bottom for the third year running. Consumer group Which? said: “Southern Rail suffered its worst ever score in the latest Which? customer satisfaction survey. “Following months of...
Posted On 17 Jan 2018 at 3:30 am

Families fleeing Brighton ‘a threat to schools’

A fall in the number of children living in Brighton and Hove could have a significant effect on the city’s schools, a councillor warned yesterday. The latest available figures from GP surgeries show there are now 222 fewer primary aged pupils are recorded as living in the...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018 at 6:06 pm

Bishop of Chichester joins House of Lords

The Bishop of Chichester, Martin Warner, has become a member of the House of Lords. He was introduced formally in the Lords chamber at the start of business yesterday (Monday 15 January), supported by the bishops of Norwich and Chelmsford. Bishop Martin, 59, said: “I look forward...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018 at 5:55 pm

Snow expected to fall overnight on the Downs

A dusting of snow is expected to fall overnight on the South Downs and the Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice covering West Sussex. The warning, which is already in place, warns that the showers already falling in the north of England are set to spread south...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018 at 1:28 pm

Senior reporter wanted for Brighton and Hove News

Brighton and Hove News is looking for a qualified senior reporter as part of the BBC-funded Local Democracy Reporting Service. The job will involve covering the meetings of Brighton and Hove City Council and its committees – and the decisions taken by councillors and...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018 at 12:46 pm

Crash blamed for bigger rush-hour jam than usual in Woodingdean while roadworks clog up Hove

A crash in Woodingdean at about 6am has been blamed for making the rush hour even worse than usual. Debris was strewn along a stretch of the road near the Nuffield Hospital. Sussex Police said: “At 6am on Tuesday (15 January) a van collided with a parked mobile home in...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018 at 8:54 am

Tenants in Brighton and Hove work for 12 days a month just to pay the rent

Tenants in Brighton and Hove work on average for 12 days a month just to pay the rent, according to new research. Only people renting privately in Gloucester have to work for longer each month to reach “rent freedom day”. In London higher incomes enable tenants to...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018 at 12:05 am