Greens lose no confidence vote but stay in office

Labour and Conservative councillors combined to pass a vote of no confidence in the Green Party at a meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council this evening ( Thursday 30 January). Twenty nine councillors voted for the motion, twenty one voted against and two – the Mayor...
Posted On 30 Jan 2014 at 8:07 pm

Woman dies after being hit by bus in Brighton

A woman pedestrian who was critically injured by a bus in Brighton has died. The 18-year-old woman, Zhiying He, was known as Cecilia. She was a student at the International Study Centre and was living on the Sussex University campus in Falmer. The accident happened on Tuesday...
Posted On 30 Jan 2014 at 5:13 pm

Woman raped in Brighton doorway

A woman was raped in a seafront doorway in the early hours of yesterday morning (Tuesday 28 January). The 18-year-old had been on a night out with friends when she was attacked. Sussex Police said: “She was in a doorway near the seafront when two black men approached her. One of...
Posted On 30 Jan 2014 at 11:42 am

Replacement windows in Brighton conservation area refused planning permission

By Jenni Davidson Planning permission has been refused for modern windows in a historic Brighton conservation area. The double glazed UPVC windows had already been fitted to the second floor flat in Clifton Street, Brighton. The owner, Mr Randolph Morse of Cleve Terrace, Lewes,...
Posted On 30 Jan 2014 at 1:27 am
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Design for new BHASVIC building in Hove approved

By Jenni Davidson A new building for Brighton Hove and Sussex VI Form College (BHASVIC) in Dyke Road in Hove has been approved. The design was passed unanimously by councillors at Brighton and Hove City Council’s planning committee this afternoon (Wednesday 29 January). This...
Posted On 29 Jan 2014 at 9:56 pm
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Woman treated in hospital after breathing in smoke during fire in Brighton

A woman was taken to hospital for treatment after she breathed in smoke during a fire in Brighton early this morning (Wednesday 29 January). Fire crews tackled the electrical fire at a property in Belbourne Court, in Bread Street, Brighton, shortly after 3.30am. East Sussex Fire...
Posted On 29 Jan 2014 at 5:28 pm

Labour’s confidence vote on the Greens is a very Brighton coup

Labour has tabled a motion of no confidence in the council’s ruling Green administration. It will be debated tomorrow (Thursday 30 January) at a meeting of the full council held in public at Hove Town Hall. The opposition Labour group leader Warren Morgan tabled the motion after...
Posted On 29 Jan 2014 at 7:59 am

Former Brighton vicar charged with abusing young men

A retired Brighton vicar has been charged with abusing young men over a 16-year period. Vickery House, 68, the former vicar of St Bartholomew’s Church in Brighton, faces eight charges of indecent assault. Sussex Police said that the charges relate to “one boy then aged 15, and...
Posted On 29 Jan 2014 at 1:32 am

Brighton MP thanked by Page Three campaigners

By Jenni Davidson Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas has been praised for her work campaigning against Page Three. Stephanie Davies-Arai from No More Page 3 said the group was “honoured and thrilled” that Dr Lucas had done so much for their campaign. “The issue is taken as...
Posted On 28 Jan 2014 at 11:11 pm
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Cannabis farm found during immigration raid in Brighton

A cannabis farm was found when immigration officers raided a house in Brighton yesterday morning (Monday 27 January). The Home Office said that its officers were acting on intelligence when they raided the house in St James’s Street Mews at about 6.15am yesterday. They carried...
Posted On 28 Jan 2014 at 11:10 pm