Youngest ever mayor chosen for Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove is to have its youngest ever mayor after councillors unanimously picked a Green colleague, Alex Phillips. At 32, and with a new-born baby, Councillor Phillips is already the second longest serving Green member of Brighton and Hove City Council. The charity...
Posted On 16 Dec 2017 at 8:59 am

Hove seafront council offices to be turned back into homes

The council’s former HQ on Hove seafront is to be turned back into housing with plans going on show next month. The developer, Mortar Nova Grand Avenue, is due to share its vision at a public consultation exhibition on Friday 26 January and Saturday 27 January. The company...
Posted On 16 Dec 2017 at 7:22 am

Brighton kebab shop fined for dumping food waste in residents’ bins

A kebab shop which dumped food, menus and advertising leaflets in its neighbours’ bins to avoid commercial waste collection has been fined £1,650. Turkish Delight on Preston Road dumped raw and cooked chicken breasts, skewers of raw and cooked lamb doner meat, salads, menus...
Posted On 15 Dec 2017 at 12:29 pm

Lorry wedged under Hove railway bridge

A lorry has got stuck under Fonthill Road railway bridge this morning, briefly bringing trains to a halt. The 18-ton vehicle struck the bridge at about 10.30am, leading Network Rail to cancel trains until they were sure it was safe. Once the driver was free of the lorry, services...
Posted On 15 Dec 2017 at 11:14 am

Investigation into fire at Brighton flat

Fire investigators will today be at the scene of a fire which broke out at midnight at a flat in Brighton. Crews from Preston Circus were called to the home on the top floor of a property in Baker Street at 12.03am. Crews used two breathing apparatus to put out the flames.
Posted On 15 Dec 2017 at 9:46 am

Lib Dem urges council to uphold affordable homes policy in Brighton and Hove

A leading local Liberal Democrat urged Brighton and Hove City Council to uphold its own policy on affordable homes this afternoon (Thursday 14 December). Carrie Hynds, who stood for the Lib Dems in Hove at the general election in June, handed in a petition to a meeting of the...
Posted On 14 Dec 2017 at 9:00 pm

School catchment area petitions handed in to Brighton and Hove councillors

Parents spelt out their opposition today to proposals contained in the latest review of school catchment areas in Brighton and Hove. Two petitions, each with more than a thousand signatures, were handed into a meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council at Hove Town Hall. They...
Posted On 14 Dec 2017 at 8:20 pm

Mother petitions council for safety crossing on Hove road where pensioner died

A mother of three has asked councillors to put in a safe crossing on a stretch of road in Hove where a grandmother was recently killed by a car. She also pointed out that hundreds of children cross the fast and dangerous road every day. The 43-year-old, of Lullington Avenue,...
Posted On 14 Dec 2017 at 7:04 pm

Rent striking students claim victory

A rent strike by Sussex students living in halls on Brighton seafront has claimed victory after just four days. Residents of Kings Road Hall announced on Monday that they were to withhold rent in protest at a catalogue of complaints including rats, building work and faulty white...
Posted On 14 Dec 2017 at 4:00 pm

Brighton man thanks Good Samaritans who helped him when he collapsed

A man who collapsed at a Brighton bus stop last week has put up a notice to thank the many people who came to his aid. At least three people helped the man, who has signed the note ‘John’, including a young man who went to his home to let his wife know, a woman who...
Posted On 14 Dec 2017 at 1:15 pm