A costly case against Brighton leaseholders – but tribunal undercut by settlement

Brighton and Hove City Council’s legal advisers made a complete mess of their tribunal case this week against 39 leaseholders on the Bristol Estate. Many leaseholders were still going through the disputes procedure but the council went to a tribunal anyway. The idea was to get a...
Posted On 27 Sep 2018 at 6:43 pm

Harry and Meghan to visit Brighton and Hove

Prince Harry and Meghan – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – are to visit Brighton and Hove next week. The newly married couple are visiting the city next Wednesday (3 October) as the Sussexes make their first official visit together to Sussex. They are expected to...
Posted On 27 Sep 2018 at 2:52 pm

Brighton man tells how eye test saved his sight

When Brighton man Andrew Jackson woke up one morning with blurred vision, he thought it was just a sign he needed glasses – but he was actually at risk of losing his sight. Luckily for him, optometrist Lucy Neil at Specsavers in North Street spotted that Andrew had a...
Posted On 27 Sep 2018 at 1:40 pm

Six in court accused of running crystal meth drugs ring

A woman from Cricklewood appeared in court today accused of running a warehouse from which she supplied crystal meth to five Brighton men. Pamela Ivanov, 42, and the five men were all charged with conspiracy to supply crystal meth in Brighton from New Year’s Eve 2012 until...
Posted On 27 Sep 2018 at 12:13 pm

Plans to drop Mears for council house repairs approved

Plans to bring council house repairs and customer services in house when the city council’s ten-year contract with Mears ends in 2020 were approved last night. Although councillors were divided on party lines over many details, members voted officers’ recommendations...