Corbyn supporters win key posts in Hove Labour elections

Supporters of the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn were elected to the executive of the newly formed Hove Constituency Labour Party last night (Wednesday 1 March). Nine out of ten of those elected were on the slate backed by Momentum, the Corbyn-supporting political organisation. The...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017 at 1:38 pm

60-bike drag race at Brighton Marina sparks police operation

A massive drag race around the Asda car park has helped spark a crackdown on “risky and careless behaviour” by car drivers and motorcyclists this year. Activity has centred on Brighton Marina and the Asda supermarket, with those responsible gathering in numbers before...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017 at 12:57 pm

Almost 300 Brighton homes left without power

Almost 300 Brighton homes were left without electricity to make their morning cup of tea this morning after a cable fault in Hanover. Homes in Albion Hill, Grove Street and Jersey Street were affected by the fault, which knocked out power shortly after 8.30am. A speedy fix meant...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017 at 9:47 am

Brighton to host X-Factor auditions next week

The X-Factor – the TV talent show created by Simon Cowell – is coming to Brighton to hold open auditions next week. Crowds are expected at Churchill Square shopping centre where the auditions are being held from 10am to 5pm on Friday 10 March although don’t expect to see...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017 at 1:22 am

Crisis in cash-strapped Brighton police’s domestic and sex abuse unit and community policing ‘erosion’ fears flagged as force told to improve

A lack of domestic abuse officers in Brighton and Hove and fears of an erosion in neighbourhood policing have been flagged up by a government inspector as she tells Sussex Police it requires improvement today. The force’s official rating has fallen from good last year to...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017 at 12:01 am

Almost 17 in 20 Brighton and Hove pupils offered first choice of secondary school

Almost 17 in 20 pupils in have been offered their first choice of state secondary school for September, Brighton and Hove City Council said today (Tuesday 1 March). But more than 1 in 20 will not be going to their first, second or third preference school. In some cases – 147 in...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017 at 5:29 pm

Glow in the dark eyes plan to cut dog fouling by half

A new dog poo initiative hopes to cut the rate of fouling in half – with the use of glow in the dark posters. CityClean is going to put up the posters, which feature luminous eyes, around the city tomorrow evening. The posters are provided by Keep Britain Tidy, and have...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017 at 5:25 pm

Brighton park closes as first stage of £53k revamp begins

A Brighton park will close next week for the first stage in a £53,000 makeover paid for by developers which should see it in great shape for its spring festival. William Clarke Park off Hartington Road, better known by the Elm Grove and Lewes Road communities as the Patch, is set...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017 at 5:14 pm

Hove novelist’s plans to rebuild Medina House set for approval

Hove novelist Polly Samson’s controversial plans to knock down Medina House and rebuild it have been recommended for approval by planners ahead of a committee meeting next Wednesday. Ms Samson, the wife of Pink Floyd star Dave Gilmour, bought the crumbling former bath house...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017 at 2:50 pm

Announcement on new school site expected this month

An announcement on the site of a new secondary school for Brighton is expected this month after negotiations with the owners of one of the two possible sites has progressed. Although both land next to City College and Brighton General Hospital are still in the running,...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017 at 12:45 pm