Tackle the Brighton and Hove job threats, says trades council

Brighton, Hove and District Trades Council has called a meeting in the wake of job losses across the public and private sector in the area. The trades council said that it would be a chance to discuss what can be done and hear from local unions, including Unite, which are...
Posted On 09 Dec 2009 at 7:50 am

East Brighton to have extra police patrols

Police are promising extra patrols across East Brighton in the run-up to Christmas to try to deter opportunist burglars from stealing presents. Sgt Paul Gossland, of Sussex Police, said: “It sounds simple advice, but when it is dark outside people don’t always think to draw their...
Posted On 08 Dec 2009 at 10:56 pm

Brighton commuters see Thameslink strike threat lifted

Union bosses have called off a strike on the Thameslink Brighton to London train service. Aslef, the train drivers’ union, said that its 550-plus members would not now strike after an improved pay offer from First Capital Connect. The company said: “We are pleased that Aslef has...
Posted On 08 Dec 2009 at 10:40 pm

A thousand Brighton and Hove children hit the right notes at the Brighton Centre

A thousand children from Brighton and Hove sang to a packed house at the Brighton Centre this evening. They were watched by close to a capacity crowd and joined by the Brighton Youth Orchestra – one of the oldest ensembles of its kind in the country. The children sang Rockin’...
Posted On 07 Dec 2009 at 11:22 pm

Abusive Brighton woman jailed

An anti-social Brighton woman has started a two-month prison sentence after breaching an Asbo with a campaign of violence and intimidation. Shirley Miles carried out a “terror campaign at a number of council properties in Kemp Town”, according to Brighton and Hove City Council....
Posted On 05 Dec 2009 at 12:42 am

Sussex Police to cut 100 jobs

Sussex Police will have to shed more than a hundred people in the coming year, according to Chief Constable Martin Richards. Those officers and staff will be redeployed when possible as others retire, resign or switch jobs. The chief constable said: “Managers have spoken...
Posted On 05 Dec 2009 at 12:21 am

Brighton and Hove's best paid public servants named in report

Two Brighton health chiefs are better paid than the Prime Minister, according to a report published today by the Taxpayers’ Alliance. Matthew Fletcher, the former medical director of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, and Duncan Selbie, chief executive, earn more...
Posted On 04 Dec 2009 at 7:00 am

Saltdean sea arrest prompts praise for PCs

A Brighton man’s arrest after being pulled from the sea has prompted a pat on the back for the bravery of two police dog handlers. The 41-year-old man was brought ashore with the help of a police dog in the early hours of Sunday. He had fled from officers from Sussex Police who...
Posted On 03 Dec 2009 at 7:45 pm

160 jobs to go at Brighton and Hove City Council

Brighton and Hove City Council is to help fund its “lowest ever” council tax rise by slashing 160 jobs. The council announced this week it intends imposing a rise of 2.5% – which while its lowest ever is still above inflation, and more than the expected national average....
Posted On 03 Dec 2009 at 9:17 am

Brighton kebab shop fined £3k for shocking hygiene breaches

A Brighton takeaway had an 8cm mound of grease lurking under the grill and stored raw burgers in a fridge that wasn’t turned on. The hygiene breaches have cost Rocky’s, of Edward Street, Brighton, a fine of nearly £3,000. The kebab shop was prosecuted by Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 03 Dec 2009 at 8:10 am