Brighton MP urges Transport Secretary to resign over rail fiasco

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas urged the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to resign today (Tuesday 19 June). She was one of the first MPs to speak in a debate this afternoon about whether the House of Commons still had confidence in the Conservative cabinet minister. The...
Posted On 19 Jun 2018 at 8:47 pm

Council takes two months to pick up woman’s recycling

A woman’s recycling has finally been picked up after two months with no collection – and more than a week after her plight hit the headlines. Despite multiple complaints to Cityclean via Brighton and Hove City Council’s website and the refuse department’s...

Let me run the i360, asks boss of Brighton’s Palace Pier

The owner of the Palace Pier has urged Brighton and Hove councillors to pull the plug on the i360 next week and let him take control. Luke Johnson, whose investment business Risk Capital Partners bought the pier just over two years ago, put his request in writing to senior...
Posted On 19 Jun 2018 at 1:28 am

Travellers on Hove Lawns defy ban on seafront camps

A group of travellers defied the ban on seafront camps brought in by Brighton and Hove City Council. The council said: “We are aware that an unauthorised traveller encampment has set up on land adacent to the King Alfred on Hove Lawns. “We have visited this site with the police...
Posted On 18 Jun 2018 at 2:27 pm

Lessons from our past can help shape our future

It was an honour last weekend to attend the annual interfaith memorial service for Indian Army soldiers killed in First World War, which is held at the Chattri, high up on the Downs overlooking our city. As a place, the Chattri is both beautiful and serene, acting as a reminder...
Posted On 17 Jun 2018 at 7:30 am

Coin Co bosses banned from being directors after Brighton and Hove council lost £3m

The bosses of a company that left Brighton and Hove’s taxpayers more than £3 million out of pocket have been banned from running any businesses. The bans come after Coin Co International collapsed owing £3.2 million to Brighton and Hove City Council. They collected cash on behalf...
Posted On 16 Jun 2018 at 1:15 am

New date set to consider Brighton i360 loan payments

A new date has been set for councillors to consider whether to give the Brighton i360 some flexibility over the timing of loan payments. They will reach their decision with just two days before the i360 owner is due to pay £570,000 to Brighton and Hove City Council. A special...
Posted On 15 Jun 2018 at 8:59 pm

i360 loan decision delayed

A decision has been delayed on whether to allow the Brighton i360 to postpone loan payments to Brighton and Hove City Council. The Labour council leader Daniel Yates said that more time was needed for the proposals to be considered before approval was sought from councillors....
Posted On 14 Jun 2018 at 6:14 pm

Fewer tenants evicted from emergency and temporary homes in Brighton and Hove

Fewer tenants are being evicted from emergency and temporary homes in Brighton and Hove even though more people have been housed in this way. And concerns that tenants were suffering revenge evictions – losing their home for making a complaint – were unjustified,...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018 at 8:11 pm

Brighton and Hove health chiefs told to cut £14m

Health chiefs in Brighton and Hove have been told to cut £14 million from their £425 million budget – or 3.3 per cent – in the current financial year. The cuts are expected to be made by the end of next March after the clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018 at 5:37 am