Millions of pounds owed to Brighton and Hove council unlikely to be repaid

Millions of pounds owed to Brighton and Hove City Council look unlikely ever to be repaid. The money is owed by a cash collection company called Coin Co International (CCI) which went bust owing the council more than £3.2 million. Some of Coin Co’s assets may even be in places...

Labour deselects one of its longest-serving Brighton councillors

The Labour Party has deselected one of its longest-serving Brighton councillors at a meeting in Moulsecoomb this evening (Monday 23 July). Councillor Anne Meadows will not be on the ballot paper at the local elections in May next year after 25 years on Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018 at 9:51 pm

Could sewer scupper Sea Lanes pool plans?

A huge storm drain running underneath the site of the SeaLanes development could throw a spanner in the works after Southern Water said it should not be built on. Dozens of people have commented in support of a planning application for the 25m pool on the beach next to Yellowave...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018 at 5:34 pm

Planners refuse to take calls to deal with summer backlog

Phone lines to the city’s planning department have been cut for three months to give officers enough time to answer emails in less than a week. Brighton and Hove City Council says the move is being made because of an increase in application caseloads. But planning...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018 at 5:02 pm

Brighton misses out on Channel 4 HQ

Channel 4 today confirmed that Brighton and Hove has not reached the final shortlist as a potential home for one of its new creative hubs. The broadcaster praised the city council and its local partners for a strong collaborative effort and for the amount of work that went into...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018 at 3:45 pm

Two jailed and two on the run over drugs ring bust

Police have renewed their appeal for public help in finding two men who are wanted for alleged firearms and drugs offences in Brighton and Hove, as two other men are sentenced for their roles in the case. Orges Dema and Olsi Fizzlaj, both 20, were arrested in the city in December...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018 at 1:33 pm

Town hall wedding interrupted after blaze in nearby car park

A wedding at Brighton Town Hall was interrupted yesterday when it was evacuated due to a fire at The Lanes car park nearby. Several roads and buildings around the multi-storey car park in Black Lion Street were closed and evacuated after the car caught fire at about 2.20pm. Six...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018 at 11:32 am

Voting for the Momentum slate will destroy Labour in Brighton and Hove

Recent days have seen the news emerge that Momentum is attempting to deselect all existing Labour councillors in Brighton and Hove, with the exception of one. Of course this comes as little surprise, following, as it does, the vicious attacks against the previous council leader...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018 at 8:42 am