Brighton and Hove saves taxpayer money by switching job ads from newspapers to websites

Brighton and Hove City Council has made big cuts in spending on job adverts by switching from newspapers to the internet. A report presented to the council’s cabinet said that costs were cut from £900,000 in 2006 to £236,000 last year. Now the council wants to team up with other...
Posted On 26 Sep 2010 at 8:36 am

Brighton venue joins national bandstand marathon

Brighton bandstand will be hosting one of the concerts in the National Bandstand Marathon today. The Sussex Jazz Orchestra will be performing on the historic bandstand between 11am and noon. Meanwhile, hundreds of walkers are expected to join a two-mile walk along the seafront,...
Posted On 26 Sep 2010 at 8:18 am

Bevendean man fined for breaking safety rules

A Brighton landlord has been taken to court for breaking safety rules. Graham Rix, of Upper Bevendean Avenue, Brighton, failed to supply gas and electricity certificates for a house which has been converted into flats. The certificates are supposed to show that the property is...
Posted On 26 Sep 2010 at 7:38 am

Brighton pub landlord fined over noise

The landlord of a Brighton pub has been fined more than £1,000 after a series of complaints about noise. Adrian McGrory, who runs The Geese Have Gone Over The Water in Southover Street, Brighton, was also landed with a bill of £854 towards the council’s legal costs. And he was...
Posted On 25 Sep 2010 at 4:14 pm

Noisy neighbour from Saltdean silenced in court

A woman living in Saltdean has been taken to court for being a noisy neighbour. Michelle Reilly held two parties in the summer which started in the evening and went on into the early hours. Brighton and Hove City Council, which took Reilly to court, said the noise drowned out her...
Posted On 25 Sep 2010 at 3:58 pm

Bed space under pressure at Brighton hospital

Pressure for beds grew at Brighton and Hove’s main hospital last weekend, prompting a rallying cry to staff yesterday from health chief Duncan Selbie. The Royal Sussex County Hospital had a surge in admissions last weekend while experiencing delays in discharging patients who no...
Posted On 25 Sep 2010 at 10:01 am

Brighton ice cream van man fined for flaky trading

A Brighton ice cream seller has been fined for trading illegally in his Mr Whippy van. Abraham Khan was warned by members of  the Brighton and Hove City Council licensing team. But he kept turning up in the city centre in his van and ended up being prosecuted. Brighton...
Posted On 24 Sep 2010 at 6:42 pm

Brighton seafront trader fined for bike scam

A man trading illegally on Brighton seafront has been fined mor than £500 by magistrates. Anthony Harnwell invited members of the public to use his bike to try to cycle in a straight line. Harnwell of Bayliss Road, London, was offering cash incentives on the seafront for people...
Posted On 24 Sep 2010 at 6:35 pm

Fire engine 'abandoned' in quiet Brighton street

A fire engine has been reported as having been abandoned in a quiet Brighton street. A resident reported the “rotting” vehicle on the Fix My Street website which is monitored by a number of councils, including Brighton and Hove City Council. Fix My Street’s Brighton and...
Posted On 24 Sep 2010 at 6:28 pm

Brighton hospital to take over school next door

A former Brighton girls’ school is to be converted into flats for doctors and nurses working at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. St Mary’s Hall in Eastern Road, Brighton, will also house offices for Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the Royal Sussex....
Posted On 24 Sep 2010 at 6:15 pm