Six figure payouts on the way as £125k Status Quo directors appointed

The four directors appointed to Brighton and Hove City Council’s £125k “Status Quo” directorates have been announced – and all are external, male, candidates. The new strategic directors of space, resources, communities and people were recruited via ...
Posted On 20 Jul 2010 at 8:18 am

Compo's son recalls Brighton boyhood

Compo’s son has told of his Brighton childhood in a newspaper interview published as the final series of Last of the Summer Wine is about to be aired. Tom Owen, son of the late actor Bill Owen and his son in the long-running TV series too, described fishing with his father off...
Posted On 20 Jul 2010 at 7:49 am

Bankers bashed on Brighton beach

Brighton beach provided the backdrop to part of the BBC TV programme Panorama this evening. Presenter Adam Shaw set up a fairground “test your strength” attraction complete with a hammer for customers to show their anger with their banks. Shaw set up by the carousel just to the...
Posted On 19 Jul 2010 at 10:00 pm

Big rise in Brighton and Hove children in care sends council budget soaring

More Brighton and Hove children are being taken into care as social workers respond to public concern after the Baby P scandal. And Brighton and Hove City Council is spending about £3 million more than it budgeted as a result – and despite the pressure to keep costs down. The...
Posted On 19 Jul 2010 at 8:01 am

Brighton and Hove faces £1.5m parking shortfall

Brighton and Hove City Council has been warned to expect a shortfall in income from parking charges and parking tickets. A report to councillors cites “a nationally recognised trend for improved compliance”. It adds: “Should the trend be maintained then the expected income...
Posted On 18 Jul 2010 at 11:59 pm

Lifeboat helps five ashore in three callouts

The Brighton RNLI lifeboat was launched three times this weekend, helping five people aboard two boats. The first callout came yesterday afternoon when a main sail became jammed on a 36ft dutch sailing vessel. The lifeboat was launched just after 3.50pm. The crew located the...
Posted On 18 Jul 2010 at 10:17 pm

Brighton and Hove City Council wins top transport award

Brighton and Hove City Council has won the top award at the National Transport Awards. The council was named Transport Authority of the Year award for demonstrating excellence, innovation and progress. Judges visited the city in May and, on Thursday night in Manchester, the...
Posted On 17 Jul 2010 at 8:08 pm

Police to dig up killer Tobin's old Portslade basement

Police are continuing their search of two addresses in Brighton and Hove this weekend. The search is part of an investigation into convicted murderer Peter Tobin, 63, who is serving three life sentences for killing Angelika Kluk, Vicky Hamilton and Dinah McNicol. Tobin lived at...
Posted On 17 Jul 2010 at 6:50 pm

Hangleton boy robbed of bike

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of robbing an 11-year-old boy of the bike he was riding. After their arrest officers from Sussex Police recovered seven bikes and a number of mobile phones and a handbag – all believed to have been stolen. One of the men is alleged to have...
Posted On 16 Jul 2010 at 11:59 pm

Hanover and Elm Grove parking scheme scrapped

Proposals for a controlled parking scheme in Hanover and Elm Grove have been scrapped after three out of four residents voted against them. Just three streets voted in favour of the controversial plans. Councillors are now calling for alternative ways to ease the area’s...
Posted On 16 Jul 2010 at 8:17 am