Crime does pay for Brighton and Hove community group

Sussex Police has donated £400 to a community organisation in Brighton and Hove from the money made by selling property confiscated from criminals. The money went to Mernet (Mediterranean Resources Network) which works with black and minority ethnic communities. Mernet focuses on...
Posted On 24 Feb 2012 at 12:51 am

Council tax frozen in Brighton and Hove

Council tax will be frozen in Brighton and Hove after the Conservatives and Labour voted together to thwart the ruling Greens. As a result Brighton and Hove City Council will receive a one-off grant of £3 million from the government. The Greens wanted to put up council tax by 3.5...
Posted On 23 Feb 2012 at 9:27 pm

Brighton and Hove students offered degrees in financial services

City College Brighton and Hove has teamed up with the Open University to offer a foundation degree in financial services. An open event is being held in just under a fortnight for anyone who wants to find out more about the course and the qualification. It will also include a...
Posted On 23 Feb 2012 at 3:30 pm

Brighton and Hove Greens attack rivals' plans to push through council tax freeze

Brighton and Hove Green councillors have criticised their Conservative and Labour rivals over proposed changes to the council’s budget. The Greens said that the amendments exposed a “buy now pay later” mentality. The budget is due to be discussed at a meeting this afternoon when...
Posted On 23 Feb 2012 at 2:32 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion : Seagulls bounce back at Hull!

Hull City 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 The Albion put their Sunday blues behind them, as they came away with a creditable goalless draw at Hull. Abdul Razak made his debut for Albion as did fellow Manchester City loanee Gai Assulin. Peter Brezovan was the main man for the...
Posted On 22 Feb 2012 at 11:10 pm

Minister urges Tories and Labour to block council tax rise in Brighton and Hove

A government minister today urged councillors on all sides to freeze council tax for Brighton and Hove at the annual budget meeting tomorrow (Thursday 23 February). Bob Neill, the Local Government Minister, called on Labour councillors to join his Conservative colleagues in...
Posted On 22 Feb 2012 at 7:39 pm

Sex attacker convicted of three offences in Brighton

A sex offender faces another stretch in prison after being convicted of attacking a woman in Brighton and flashing at two others. Michael Phillips, 35, was convicted at Lewes Crown Court today (Wednesday 22 February) of sexually assaulting a 28-year-old woman in Church Street,...
Posted On 22 Feb 2012 at 6:12 pm

Planners reject Hove eco-homes

Plans for a green housing scheme at the Hove end of Shoreham Harbour have been thrown out by planners. The Portzed scheme in Basin Road North would be bulky, intrusive and overbearing, according to planning officer Guy Everest. The scheme would also affect the level of light...
Posted On 22 Feb 2012 at 5:50 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Razak – Gael Clichy suggested I join the Albion.

By Tim Hodges New Albion loan signing Abdul Razak took advice from Manchester City superstar Gael Clichy when making his decision if he should join the Seagulls. Clichy pointed out what a good footballing side the Seagulls were, and how the style of play would suit the...
Posted On 22 Feb 2012 at 9:10 am

Brighton and Hove Tories eye Labour support for council tax freeze

Brighton and Hove Conservatives have pledged to vote for a council tax freeze tomorrow and are calling on Labour councillors to support the move. Other key measures being pushed by the Tories include restricting the proposed rise in annual charges for business parking permits t...
Posted On 22 Feb 2012 at 9:01 am