A tribunal undercut by settlement is good news – but a far less costly case would have been better

Shula Rich made rather a mess of the facts in her opinion piece on the independent tribunal to resolve the payment dispute between the council and leaseholders on the Bristol Estate. The article continues the hail of misrepresentation, accusation and rumour around this case. It’s...
Posted On 01 Oct 2018 at 9:59 pm
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Man faces trial charged with murdering two Brighton schoolgirls

A man is to go on trial at the Old Bailey charged with murdering two Brighton schoolgirls in 1986. Russell Bishop, 51, appeared at the Central Criminal Court – better known as the Old Bailey – by video link earlier today (Monday 1 October). Bishop is accused of killing Nicola...
Posted On 01 Oct 2018 at 7:13 pm

Aldi to open this Thursday with promise of free fruit and veg for the first 30 customers

A bag of free fruit and veg will be given to the first customers at Aldi’s new Lewes Road store when it opens this Thursday. When Aldi opened its first Brighton store in London Road in 2009, shoppers queued from 5.30am – lured by the promise of golden tickets for the...
Posted On 01 Oct 2018 at 4:03 pm

Aquarium roundabout scrapped and Old Steine traffic rerouted to create new square under ‘preferred’ design option

A preferred design for the Old Steine sees the Aquarium roundabout replaced with traffic lights and the road in front of the Royal Pavilion rerouted to the east of the war memorial. Brighton and Hove City Council’s environment and transport committee is being asked to...
Posted On 01 Oct 2018 at 2:58 pm

Marlborough Theatre launches ‘all or nothing’ £10k appeal for urgent repairs

The Marlborough Theatre has launched an ‘all or nothing’ appeal to raise £10,000 for urgent repairs to avoid cutting programmes and pushing up prices. Decrepit equipment including a broken air conditioning system, vintage sound and lighting and “viciously...
Posted On 01 Oct 2018 at 2:29 pm

Five men jailed for 67 years for drug dealing in Brighton and Hove

Five men have been jailed for a total of 67 years for drug dealing in Brighton and Hove after a two-year investigation by Sussex Police. The force said that its detectives had “smashed a conspiracy which had trafficked more than 120 kilos of cocaine into Brighton and Hove”. The...
Posted On 01 Oct 2018 at 11:44 am

Brighton and Hove GPs launch pre-booked evening appointments

A new pre-booked evening appointment service is being launched by Brighton and Hove GPs today. The service will see GP practices working together to offer patients appointments at more convenient times when they call their local practice. Patients will be able to make an...
Posted On 01 Oct 2018 at 11:23 am