Union calls strike ballot for ambulance staff over unpaid back pay

The GMB union has called a strike ballot of members working for the Sussex Patient Transport Service over unpaid back pay. The union said that ambulance staff were owed an estimated £45,000 in back pay and unsocial hours payments by the latest sub-contractor Docklands Medical...
Posted On 27 Jul 2016 at 6:55 pm

Brighton property developer wins Big Brother

By Claire Jacobs A property developer from Brighton won Big Brother on Channel 5 last night – to the shock of many viewers. Jason Burrill, the oldest winner at 45, beat the bookies’ favourite Hughie Maughan for the £70,000 prize. Less than 1 per cent of the votes separated the...
Posted On 27 Jul 2016 at 1:30 pm

Parking permit amnesty in Brighton and Hove starts next week

A parking permit amnesty is starting in Brighton and Hove on Monday (1 August) after a sample audit suggested people were using permits that they should have given back. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “Residents in possession of parking permits for zones where they no...
Posted On 27 Jul 2016 at 12:48 pm

Man jailed for biting off another man’s lip in fight in Brighton

A man has been jailed for four and a half years for biting off another man’s bottom lip during a late-night fight on Brighton seafront. Patrick Doran, 25, held his 45-year-old victim’s head with both hands as he sank his teeth into him. The injured man was taken to the Royal...
Posted On 27 Jul 2016 at 11:48 am

Brighton & Hove Albion win first class honours at Oxford

Oxford United 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 4 Albion beat Oxford United as the teams met for the first time in over 20 years in a pre-season friendly. Anthony Knockaert opened the scoring for the Seagulls as he converted Jiri Skalak’s cross on 18 minutes. Glenn Murray missed...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016 at 11:15 pm

Two student houses in Brighton ordered to close

Two student houses in the Lewes Road area have been ordered to close, Brighton and Hove City Council said today (Tuesday 26 July). The decisions were challenged but have been backed by government planning inspectors. The council said: “There have now been four such cases in the...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016 at 3:10 pm

Railway fire at Gatwick will affect Brighton and Hove passengers for the rest of the day

Train services between London and Brighton and Hove will be disrupted for the rest of the day after a trackside fire outside Gatwick Airport this morning (Tuesday 26 July). Southern said: “A fire broke out this morning on a section of track outside Gatwick Airport. The emergency...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016 at 2:30 pm

Brighton and Hove’s parking chiefs to look into alternative ways to pay

Council chiefs are to look again at how drivers pay for parking after Conservative and Green councillors joined forces in response to a petition. The petition called for scratchcard parking vouchers to be brought back after complaints about the switch to pay-by-phone parking...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016 at 5:52 am

Hove residential home rated as ‘requires improvement’ in official report

A specialist residential home in Hove has been told that it “requires improvement” after an unannounced inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Cloverdale House, in Vallance Gardens, was rated as good when it came to being caring, effective and responsive but it requires...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016 at 2:53 am

Brighton BHS shop to close within four weeks

The BHS shop in Churchill Square, Brighton, will close on or before Saturday 20 August, the administrator Duff and Phelps said yesterday (Monday 25 July). Dozens of jobs will go as a result of the financial collapse of the department store chain three months ago. Yesterday MPs...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016 at 2:12 am