Talks to avert Brighton and Hove bin strike break down

Efforts to avert a strike by binmen in Brighton and Hove have broken down 24 hours before the walkout is due to begin. The union agreed to come back to the table after a commitment from Brighton and Hove City Council not to use agency staff or contractors during the proposed...
Posted On 13 Jun 2013 at 1:27 pm

Brighton MP ordered to cover up during Page 3 debate

Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, was ordered to cover up as she took part in a debate about sexism and Page 3 girls. Dr Lucas, who was wearing a t-shirt which said “No more Page Three”, was told to put her jacket back on. She had taken off her jacket at the...
Posted On 12 Jun 2013 at 7:37 pm

Brighton MP to debate same sex marriage with former Green councillor

Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown, is to debate same sex marriage with Christina Summers, the Independent councillor for Hollingdean and Stanmer. Councillor Summers was expelled from the Green group on Brighton and Hove City Council last year after she voted...
Posted On 12 Jun 2013 at 12:15 pm

Dog revived by firefighters after arsonist starts blaze in Brighton flat

Firefighters revived a pensioner’s dog when they tackled a blaze at his home which they believe was started deliberately. They gave the dog oxygen as they dealt with the fire at a flat in Stonehurst Court in Down Terrace, Brighton. The 67-year-old man was unhurt in the fire but...
Posted On 11 Jun 2013 at 10:06 pm

Brighton pub to be demolished

A Brighton pub is due to be demolished in the next four to eight weeks. The Cobbler’s Thumb on the corner of New England Road and New England Street, near Preston Circus, closed earlier this year. The building, which is owned by Brighton and Hove City Council, was declared...
Posted On 11 Jun 2013 at 9:10 pm

Three men attack teenager in Brighton street

Three men beat up a teenager as he was walking along Bear Road in Brighton last week. Sussex Police said that the 18-year-old victim was walking home when a dark-coloured car pulled up and three men got out. They attacked the teenager and left him with two black eyes and a cut...
Posted On 11 Jun 2013 at 7:31 pm

Parents asked to comment on school proposal for Hove Police Station

Parents are being asked to comment on a proposal to turn Hove Police Station into a junior school. Brighton and Hove City Council bought the old police station in Holland Road for £2.2 million last month and wants it to be run by West Hove Junior School. This is similar to the...
Posted On 11 Jun 2013 at 7:07 pm

Striking binmen to march on Brighton and Hove council HQ

Binmen and street cleaners are to march through Brighton and Hove the day after they start a week-long strike. They will be led by the GMB union general secretary Paul Kenny from the CityClean depot in Hollingdean to King’s House in Hove. They voted to strike after the council...
Posted On 11 Jun 2013 at 2:36 pm

Woman rescued from Brighton building after roof collapses

Firefighters rescued a woman who was trapped in a house in Brighton after the roof collapsed. They were called to the Victorian house in Stanford Avenue, near Preston Park, just before 9.40pm last night (Monday 10 June). Some people managed to make their own way out of the...
Posted On 11 Jun 2013 at 9:58 am

Four rescued from balconies during fire at Brighton flats

Four people were rescued from the balconies of a block of flats in Brighton as fire crews tackled a blaze there last night (Sunday 9 June). Five people were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment after breathing in smoke. Another was dealt with at the...
Posted On 10 Jun 2013 at 8:11 am