Crackdown on Brighton's student housing problems

The “studentification” of Brighton is to be tackled in a bid to cut down on fly-tipping and noise pollution. Brighton and Hove City Council wants to reduce the concentration of student houses in areas such as Hanover, Hollingbury and Bevendean, and with it associated problems...
Posted On 10 Nov 2009 at 8:30 am

Recognition for Brighton and Hove domestic violence scheme

A service to help abusive men change their ways while safeguarding their partners and children has been recognised. Brighton and Hove City Council’s Living Without Violence programme is the first community-based UK scheme to be accredited by Respect. Now in its fifth year, it has...
Posted On 10 Nov 2009 at 8:30 am

Brighton policeman proud to lay wreath at Rottingdean service

A Brighton police officer who has just returned from service in Iraq says he was honoured to lay a wreath at a Remembrance Sunday service in Rottingdean. Detective Constable Chris Hike, an officer based on Brighton & Hove Division, has recently returned from a seven and a...
Posted On 09 Nov 2009 at 11:10 pm

Hunt for young boy seen wandering streets of Brighton

Police say they are “very worried” about this young boy spotted wandering the streets of Brighton alone. The boy, thought to be about 12, was seen by a passer by on the seafront in Kings Road just before 11pm on Sunday, November 8. He was alone, and carrying a roller-suitcase, a...
Posted On 09 Nov 2009 at 11:07 pm

As strike begins, rubbish piles up in Brighton and Hove

As the first day of all out action by Brighton and Hove binmen begins, rubbish is already overflowing onto the streets of the city. The streetcleaners are taking action Brighton and Hove City Council’s plans to slash their wages by up to £8,000 to bring them into line with...
Posted On 09 Nov 2009 at 8:45 am

Brighton and Hove bin chaos begins

Brighton and Hove got a taste of rubbish chaos to come as the first phase of the binmen’s strike started yesterday. Hundreds of bins were left uncollected after street cleaners working for Brighton and Hove City Council’s CityClean service began working to rule. This is due to...
Posted On 06 Nov 2009 at 9:00 am

Players and spectators under investigation after Brighton referee injured mid-game

A Brighton referee was left with an eye injury after an object was thrown at him during a football match. The game had to be abandoned after the object struck him in the second half of the match between Ardingly and Ashurst Wood at Ardingly Recreation Ground on Saturday. He was...
Posted On 06 Nov 2009 at 9:00 am

Thousands sign up to save Preston Circus fire station

More than 2,000 people have joined a Facebook group set up by firefighters to save Preston Circus fire station. The campaign, which was only launched this week, is fighting plans by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service to sell the site and move operations to another, unspecified...
Posted On 06 Nov 2009 at 8:30 am

Whitehawk's Barry the Hat fined for selling fake DVDs

A Whitehawk trader has been fined for selling pirate DVDs of classic films. Barry Lee, 53, sold copies of The Italian Job, White Christmas, Gran Torino and The Widow Maker for £1 each at his shop, Barry the Hat, in The Broadway, Brighton. On Tuesday, he was fined £575 and ordered...
Posted On 06 Nov 2009 at 8:00 am

Microchip dogs, says Brighton Green councillor

Brighton and Hove Greens convenor Bill Randall has called for all dogs to be microchipped. Councillor Randall, who represents Hanover and Elm Grove ward on Brighton and Hove City Council, explains why he wants the policy in his new blog, the Muse of Muesli Mountain. He cites an...
Posted On 06 Nov 2009 at 6:16 am