NHS close to meltdown, says Brighton A&E consultant

The NHS is close to meltdown, according to Brighton accident and emergency (A&E) consultant Rob Galloway. Dr Galloway, who works at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, acts as an adviser to the NHS Support Federation. In a Facebook post he made a public appeal to journalists up...
Posted On 25 Dec 2017 at 4:19 pm

Brighton town centre beaches to be closed for safety reasons today to stop Christmas Day swimming

Beaches near the Palace Pier in Brighton will be closed today to stop people going into the sea for a Christmas Day dip. Brighton and Hove City Council also issued a warning about the dangers of winter swimming in the area although the wet and windy weather may prove a better...
Posted On 25 Dec 2017 at 4:49 am

Opinion – From budget battles to crowdfunding success and from building new homes to Albion’s promotion, it’s been quite a year!

In keeping with a chilly January, the year started with us announcing that the majority of parking charges in Brighton and Hove would be frozen for another year. Some of our target 500 new council homes were completed in Portslade and we put forward proposals for “Rail...
Posted On 25 Dec 2017 at 4:01 am

Opinion – Dickensian scenes demonstrate the need to do more for our homeless

Walking through our city, it has never been clearer that the housing “market ” has failed in this country. A toxic cocktail of Conservative government punitive welfare reforms, the loss of homes from the “right to buy” council housing and deregulated rents...
Posted On 24 Dec 2017 at 8:49 pm

Opinion – A colourful take on the political landscape in Brighton and Hove

For those of you becoming slightly irritated by the left-right, capitalism-socialism, May-Corbyn arguments, a note from me, as leader of the Conservatives in Brighton and Hove, regarding my personal views may be useful. There are two types of politician who can bring most to the...
Posted On 24 Dec 2017 at 8:22 pm

Albion beat Watford and open up gap to Premier League bottom three

Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Watford 0 Albion beat a resolute Watford with a goal from Pascal Gross on 64 minutes. The Seagulls are now in 12th place in the Premier League and five points clear of the relegation zone. Albion had all the best chances priot to this, although they...
Posted On 23 Dec 2017 at 10:55 pm

Pinnochio

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, until January 6 When I was taking my two young children on the bus to Falmer to see Pinocchio, I feared the worst. It was almost their bedtime, their eyes were drooping, they were yawning and I really thought they might fall asleep...
Posted On 23 Dec 2017 at 4:20 pm

Woman raped in Brighton street early this morning

A woman was attacked and raped in a Brighton town centre street in the early hours of this morning, Sussex Police said today ( Saturday 23 December). The force said: “Police are appealing for witnesses after being called to investigate the rape of a 43-year-old woman in...
Posted On 23 Dec 2017 at 4:07 pm

Half time with Hodges: Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Watford 0

Albion have again done everything but score with Tomer Hemed, Anthony Knockaert and Premier League debutant Conor Goldson all having chances. Solly March has looked lively for Albion but Davy Propper less so. Heurelho Gomes is a huge presence in the Watford goal. Albion...
Posted On 23 Dec 2017 at 3:46 pm

The present for care leavers in Brighton and Hove that offers hope for a better future

The festive season provides an opportunity to think about those less fortunate than ourselves. In the council chamber recently we discussed the children in our care. Councillors have a legal responsibility to act as ‘corporate parents’ to young people up to the age of 25, who for...
Posted On 23 Dec 2017 at 3:11 pm