One-year breathing space for Brighton i360 as new boss takes charge

The Brighton i360 has been given a one-year financial breathing space as a new boss takes over at the seafront attraction. But financial specialists brought in to find a way forward have forecast a growing deficit on repayments of a £36.2 million loan brokered by Brighton and...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018 at 10:53 pm

Council tax to go up 2.99 per cent from April

Council tax in Brighton and Hove is expected to rise by 2.99 per cent next year, the Labour council leader Daniel Yates said today (Wednesday 28 November). This is the highest rise that Brighton and Hove City Council expects to be able to impose for 2019-20 without the need for a...

Parking zone approved for area next to Hove Park

Neighbours are victorious after calling for parking restrictions in their area. Roads to the east of Hove Park will have a “light-touch” residents’ parking scheme after a unanimous vote by councillors last night (Tuesday 27 November). One of them – Conservative councillor Vanessa...

Two Brighton women injured in unprovoked attacks on their way to work

Two women were injured in unprovoked attacks on their way to work in Brighton yesterday morning (Tuesday 27 November). One was robbed of her bag, prompting Sussex Police to issue a public appeal for information. The force said: “Officers are investigating incidents involving two...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018 at 2:48 pm

Brighton man charged with Hove security van armed robbery

A Brighton man has been charged after armed robbers stole cash from a security van in Hove before fleeing on scooters. Marli Casaletto, 25, of Uplands Road, Hollingdean, appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (24 November). He was charged with the robbery...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018 at 12:39 pm

Aquarium roundabout scrapped despite stiff opposition

A £7 million scheme to change the road layout at the Aquarium roundabout and Old Steine has been approved despite widespread concerns spelt out by business leaders and tourism bosses. The scheme – phrase three of the Valley Gardens project – will replace the...

Sushi box ‘show and tell’ highlights shortcomings in recycling plastics

A councillor held up his supermarket sushi box to highlight how the council doesn’t recycle all plastic packaging last night. Conservative councillor Joe Miller was quizzing officers on why Brighton and Hove City Council only recycles certain plastics and not items such as...