Almost 300 already signed up for new garden waste trial

Almost 300 people have now signed up for a new garden waste collection trial in Brighton and Hove, which starts next month. The service is initially available to 23,000 households in parts of Coldean, Hollingbury, Hollingdean, Patcham, Preston and Withdean. To find out if the...
Posted On 27 Apr 2016 at 3:31 pm

Vandalised Babes in the Wood memorial bench to be replaced by police and council following public outrage

A vandalised memorial bench for two girls who were murdered in Wild Park, Brighton, is to be replaced in a special one-off joint initiative by Brighton and Hove City Council and Sussex Police. Damage to the bench, whose slats had been ripped off, was discovered by park users...
Posted On 27 Apr 2016 at 12:14 pm

Conductors thank public for support at Brighton Station and hand out letters putting their position

Conductors thanked the public for their support as they stood on picket lines outside Brighton Station yesterday and this morning. They handed out letters explaining why their union – the RMT – had called the 24-hour strike which ends at 11am today (Wednesday 27 April). As well...
Posted On 27 Apr 2016 at 10:38 am

RMT to meet Southern at ACAS

The RMT union is to meet Southern at the arbitration service ACAS over the 24-hour strike by train conductors which entered a second commuting day today (Wednesday 27 April). The meeting will take place on Friday (29 April) with two other strikes in prospect if agreement about...
Posted On 27 Apr 2016 at 10:02 am

Mixed report for Lewes Prison – Brighton and Hove’s local jail

Lewes Prison has received a mixed report from the chief inspector of prisons in a report published today (Tuesday 26 April). Many of the 640 inmates are from Brighton and Hove as Lewes serves as the local prison for Sussex. A high proportion are sex offenders. The report measured...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016 at 10:50 pm

One of Brighton’s best known gay choristers off to judge sailing in Rio

The chair of Brighton and Hove (Actually) Gay Men’s Chorus will be jetting off to Brazil this August as a member of the international jury for the Olympic sailing competition. Alan Baser, who works as the University of Brighton’s risk and compliance manager, has also...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016 at 6:13 pm

Just a little bit of commuter misery so far as most Southern services running despite strike – but rush hour looms

A conductors’ strike on Southern trains over plans for staffing on longer trains has led to the cancellation of a third of services – but most are still running, train bosses say. RMT members began the first of three 24-hour walkouts at 11am this morning, and Govia...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016 at 5:32 pm

Babes in the Wood bench vandalised

A bench erected by the families of Babes in the Wood Karen Hadaway and Nicola Fellows, who were found murdered in Wild Park in 1986 aged just 9, has been vandalised. The smashed up bench was discovered in the park this morning, to the horror of park users.  It’s not known...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016 at 4:59 pm

Hove Library decision delayed after opposition amendment threatened plans

A final decision on the fate of Hove Library, which the council wants to move to Hove Museum, has been delayed after Labour discovered that Green and Conservative members were planning to vote down the plans. The plans, which were first mooted last year and extensively consulted...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016 at 4:23 pm

Sussex snow flurry caught on camera by police helicopter

A flurry of snow over Sussex was caught by the police helicopter as it passed over the county earlier today. NPAS Redhill was helping Sussex Police out with jobs which took it over Brighton, Crawley and Horsham. Whilst working with @sussex_police earlier @ #Brighton, #Horsham and...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016 at 3:13 pm