With local elections looming in Brighton and Hove, let the battle of ideas commence

I consider myself very lucky to be part of a leadership team that has time and again demonstrated its ability to think outside the box and find solutions to the city’s twin problems of increasing expectations and reducing central government funding. However, this shouldn’t be a...
Posted On 11 Aug 2018 at 7:44 pm

The reality of austerity Britain is being felt closer to home

Further to Northamptonshire County Council declaring itself bankrupt in February this year, the macabre reality of Tory austerity has come to knock on a door much closer to home. Last week East Sussex County Council became the latest to declare a financial crisis. It comes as one...
Posted On 11 Aug 2018 at 7:21 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion stung by Hornets in season opener

Watford 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 A rather lacklustre Albion were comfortably beaten by Watford at Vicarage Road Two goals from Roberto Pereyra, one in each half, saw off the Seagulls. Albion had a few half chances in the match but failed to take them. And last...
Posted On 11 Aug 2018 at 6:56 pm

Keep markets free – though bring in rules where needed

A couple of weeks ago at a full council meeting we heard a deputation concerning the mass release of balloons and lanterns. While this practice can appear harmless, we heard that beaches in Europe are littered with thousands of deflated balloons – many from this country – and...
Posted On 11 Aug 2018 at 6:56 pm

Half time with Hodges – Watford 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 0

Albion trail at Vicarage Road after a Roberto Pereyra strike high into the net on 35 minutes. Another worrying sign for Albion was that the goal came from a corner that wasn’t cleared. Glenn Murray and Anthony Knockaert have had Albion’s best chances but clear...
Posted On 11 Aug 2018 at 3:54 pm

Location, Location, Location comes to Brighton and Hove with a shout-out for house-hunters

Channel 4 property programme Location, Location, Location is coming to Brighton and Hove – and the producers are keen to hear from potential home buyers who would like to appear on the show. The presenters Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer aim to help people find their dream home...
Posted On 11 Aug 2018 at 1:13 pm

It’s too wet for the Sharks as T20 clash with Kent is called off

Heavy rain during the day and late afternoon forced the Sussex Sharks’ Vitality Blast south group game against the Kent Spitfires at Hove to be abandoned. Both sides take one point for a “no result” last night (Friday 10 August). With the outfield saturated, there was...
Posted On 11 Aug 2018 at 12:17 pm

Homeless man held for murder as rough sleeper dies after being attacked in Brighton

A homeless man has appeared in court charged with murder after a rough sleeper was attacked and left for dead close to Brighton Museum. Sergio Lemori, 32, of no fixed address, is accused of murdering 54-year-old Andrew O’Connell. Mr O’Connell was attacked minutes before midnight...
Posted On 11 Aug 2018 at 10:56 am