Over 1,500 apply for 100 jobs at new Waitrose in Hove

More than 1,500 people have applied for 100 jobs at the new Waitrose store which is due to open in Hove this spring. The deadline for applications has closed for the vacancies, which were first advertised last month. Waitrose has received 1,550 applications for full-time and...
Posted On 28 Feb 2014 at 9:20 am

Stalemate as Brighton and Hove councillors agree only to delay setting council tax

A six-hour meeting to set the budget and council tax for Brighton and Hove City Council ended in stalemate this evening (Thursday 27 February). The Green Party’s proposal to put up council tax by 4.75 per cent from April was voted down by opposition Conservative and Labour...
Posted On 27 Feb 2014 at 10:35 pm

Home Secretary to visit Brighton tomorrow

The Home Secretary Theresa May will be visiting Brighton tomorrow afternoon (Friday 28 February). The Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown Simon Kirby is hosting the visit, one of a number in the past year by government ministers to the marginal constituency.
Posted On 27 Feb 2014 at 10:26 pm

Brighton and Hove Greens’ 4.75 per cent council tax rise rejected

The Greens’ proposed 4.75 per cent rise in council tax has been rejected at the annual budget and council tax debate at Hove Town Hall. Members of Brighton and Hove City Council are debating the Green Party’s proposal to put up council tax 4.75 per cent and ask for...
Posted On 27 Feb 2014 at 7:34 pm

Cost of Brighton i360 doubles to £46m

The cost of building the i360 on Brighton seafront has more than doubled, with the final bill now estimated to be more than £46 million. The Latest website reported that the sum was included in a heap of commercially sensitive information presented to Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 27 Feb 2014 at 6:03 pm

Parents and carers to protest about Brighton and Hove budget cuts to community grants

The voluntary sector organisation Community Works is due to hold a protest outside Hove Town Hall this afternoon (Thursday 27 February). Parents and carers are concerned about proposed cut to grants as Brighton and Hove City Council meets to agree a budget and set the council tax...
Posted On 27 Feb 2014 at 2:13 pm

Attempted knifepoint robbery of driver in Brighton

By Jenni Davidson A woman driver was held up at knifepoint as she drove home in east Brighton. The 40-year-old victim was driving north in Wilson Avenue at about 1am on Saturday (22 February). A man opened the front passenger door of the blue Ford C-Max while the car was stopped...
Posted On 27 Feb 2014 at 1:31 pm
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Police search for owner of watch from suspected Brighton burglary

By Jenni Davidson Sussex Police are trying to trace the owner of a watch which they believe may have been stolen in an overnight burglary. It was found when four boys were arrested in Lewes Road near the Vogue Gyratory at 1.20am this morning (Wednesday 26 February). They were...
Posted On 26 Feb 2014 at 5:29 pm
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Brighton group matchmakes food waste with good causes

By Jenni Davidson A Brighton voluntary group is matchmaking those that have waste food with those that can use it. The Food Waste Collective aims to bridge the gap between food producers with a surplus and charities that can give it away. The group is holding a food...
Posted On 26 Feb 2014 at 5:01 pm
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Opposition parties expected to overturn Brighton Pride funding cut

Opposition politicians in Brighton and Hove are expected to vote together to overturn a proposed cut in funding to the annual Pride event. The organisers of Pride, which attracts more than 150,000 people each year, had been concerned that Brighton and Hove City Council was to...
Posted On 25 Feb 2014 at 11:31 pm