Homeless doctors surgery helps relieve pressure on Brighton A&E

A doctors’ surgery serving the homeless in Brighton and Hove is making a positive difference, health chiefs said. Fewer of the surgery’s 1,340 patients now turn up at A&E (accident and emergency) at the Royal Sussex County Hospital – and fewer of those who...

Another Brighton family home to become a shared house

A deciding vote was needed to agree the latest plan to turn a family home into a shared house in Coldean. Members of the Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee debated whether or not they had grounds to approve the house in multiple occupation (HMO) in Twyford Road....

Pride should have no place for prejudice of any sort

Observing the Pride march this year in all its splendour from the top of a bus for first time (a dodgy knee prevented me from marching), as we approached Preston Park I was alerted by a fellow passenger that a group of youngsters, who had been happy to engage enthusiastically for...
Posted On 17 Aug 2018 at 4:17 pm

Come rain or shine we must prepare for all eventualities

As is traditional at this time of year I’ve decided to spend an entire column moaning about the weather! Seriously though, it’s important for us all to recognise that as a city by the sea we are all “wrapped up” in the travel and tourism effects that periods of good weather can...
Posted On 17 Aug 2018 at 6:25 am

Planners give their verdict on proposed extension to Hove Rugby Club

Angry neighbours were left frustrated as plans for an extension to Hove Rugby Club’s building were approved. Two people who live in neighbouring Shirley Drive went along to the meeting but were left frustrated as they were not allowed to speak against the application....

Planners approve flats for site near Brighton station

Planners have approved a proposal to turn a set of old buildings near Brighton station into 34 flats. Fourteen of the flats, in Buckingham Road, Brighton, are earmarked for “affordable” housing – eight for affordable rent and six as shared ownership. But at the moment there is no...

Brighton and Hove students’ A level results beat national average

Brighton and Hove state school students have beaten national averages with their A level results, according to the council. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “Provisional results from the city’s seven education centres offering A levels show that overall 34.3 per cent of...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018 at 4:36 pm

Planners relax ‘affordable’ housing conditions for two Brighton and Hove developers

Two developers will be allowed to sell “affordable” homes for shared ownership after Brighton and Hove councillors relaxed the conditions in their planning permissions. Both developers had struggled to find a registered social landlord – or housing association – to...

Extra floor ruled out for Hove block of flats

Neighbours applauded as plans for an extra floor on top of a modern block of flats were rejected by councillors. They threw out the proposal for the flats in Stoneham Road, Hove, saying that it did not comply with Brighton and Hove City Council’s policies. These were listed as To...

Brighton and Hove landlords snub council over affordable rented homes

Two developers want agreements to include “affordable” homes in their schemes to exclude homes for rent because housing associations say the numbers are too small. Social landlords approved by Brighton and Hove City Council have rejected taking on affordable rented flats in...