Brighton and Hove A-level students outperform national average for top grades

A-level students in Brighton and Hove outperformed the national average for the top grades with 58.8 per cent achieving A* to B. The provisional results for 2,068 state school students compare with a national average of 52.9 per cent of pupils passing with A* to B grades. The...
Posted On 17 Aug 2017 at 11:03 pm

Making Brexit work for Brighton and Hove

As a city with an international outlook, it’s easy to understand the reservations many people have about Brexit. But it’s happening and the most important thing now is to make it work. One of the things happening behind the scenes is that councillors and officials are looking at...
Posted On 17 Aug 2017 at 6:03 am

Unions criticise Brighton and Hove council over zero hours contracts

Unions have criticised Brighton and Hove City Council after it emerged that more than one in ten employees was on a zero hours contract last year. More than 600 people were employed on zero hours contracts out of a total workforce of almost 4,300, according to the council’s Human...
Posted On 16 Aug 2017 at 7:21 pm

Plans to build retirement home complex in Brighton rejected by government inspector

A scheme to build 44 retirement flats in Patcham has been rejected by a government planning inspector to the delight of neighbours. McCarthy and Stone and its subsidiary business YourLife Management Services want to demolish five two-storey houses and build a three-storey complex...
Posted On 14 Aug 2017 at 8:36 pm

Brighton shop under investigation after £1.3m haul of fake Apple goods seized

A Brighton shop is under investigation after a £1.3 million haul of fake Apple goods was seized by police and trading standards officers. The raid – at a warehouse in Kingston upon Thames – was carried out with support from investigators from Apple. West Sussex County Council...
Posted On 13 Aug 2017 at 12:11 am

Brighton and Hove Conservative leader urges party to target young voters

There are few things that are as important in life as voting so I was incredibly encouraged that June’s general election turnout in the 18 to 24 age group was 72 per cent. I’ve said before that whoever young people decide to vote for, it is up to us as politicians to persuade...
Posted On 12 Aug 2017 at 8:12 pm

Axing of Brighton and Hove youth work team angers Greens

A youth work team is being axed despite council reassurances, prompting anger from the Greens. Brighton and Hove City Council said on its internal website known as “the Wave”: “From 1 August our youth service is changing. “We will no longer have an in-house detached team working...
Posted On 11 Aug 2017 at 11:09 pm

Brighton developer pledges £25k towards Madeira Terraces crowdfunder

A Brighton developer has pledged £25,000 towards the crowdfunding campaign to kickstart the regeneration of the Madeira Terraces. U+I, which is building hundreds of homes on the site of the old fruit and veg market in Circus Street, Brighton, pledged the money yesterday (Thursday...
Posted On 11 Aug 2017 at 3:15 pm

Government minister visits Brighton charity to learn how homeless people are given a vote

A government minister has visited a Brighton charity to learn about the obstacles faced by homeless people when they vote or register to vote. Chris Skidmore, Minister for the Constitution, also learnt about the help that they were given to overcome those obstacles when he met...
Posted On 11 Aug 2017 at 2:47 pm

Visitor numbers rise as Brighton makes most of past, present and future

Last weekend was a great success for Brighton and Hove, with nearly 400,000 joining in one of the biggest parties in the UK. It’s shaping up to be a great summer for the city, with visitor numbers for the period April to July up around 10,000 on last year. The Royal Pavilion has...
Posted On 11 Aug 2017 at 5:59 am