Rail woes prompt councillors to call for renationalisation

A call to bring the Thameslink and Southern rail franchises back into public ownership won the unanimous backing of Brighton and Hove City Council. A Green Party amendment to a Conservative motion led to the unexpected vote. With an email inbox full of complaints about the poor...

Sussex cruise to innings victory over Glamorgan

Sussex (327) beat Glamorgan (85 and 88) by an innings and 154 runs Sussex stepped up their promotion campaign with a comprehensive defeat of Glamorgan by an innings and 154 runs inside two days to move to second in the Specsavers County Championship second division table. Their...

Whitehawk nursery gets outstanding hat trick

Roundabout Nursery in Whitehawk has been graded as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors – for the third time in a row. The nursery is part of the Roundabout Children’s Centre in Whitehawk, which is run by Brighton and Hove City Council. Inspectors have said: Children make excellent...
Posted On 24 Jul 2018 at 11:59 am

Hove pub’s neighbours oppose application for late drinking licence

Neighbours living near Hangleton Manor pub and restaurant are opposing proposed extensions to its licence. Under the plans, the restaurant and pub at the Elizabethan manor would also include a beer garden as part of its licensed area. And it would open for longer and remove the...

Brighton MP to tackle Rail Minister over Preston Park commuters’ complaints

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas plans to set out the complaints of Preston Park commuters in Parliament this morning (Tuesday 24 July). The Green MP is due to open a House of Commons debate in Westminster Hall, with the Rail Minister Jo Johnson due to respond on behalf of the...
Posted On 24 Jul 2018 at 9:54 am

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

Brighton shop owner jailed for four years for £1m tax fraud

The owner of three Brighton shops has been jailed for four years after he pleaded guilty to a £1 million tax fraud. Peter Davis, 58, had a company called Formula 1 Teamwear Ltd, selling F1 merchandise, and ran three shops in Brighton. The shops were Paddock Club, in Queen’s Road,...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018 at 7:01 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