Missing Brighton man found safe

A missing Brighton man has been found safe and well, Sussex Police said today (Monday 14 January). The force said: “Damian Madej has been found safe. “He hadn’t been seen since Tuesday (8 January) but was found safe and well on Sunday (13 January).” He had...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019 at 8:42 pm

Ofsted says Brighton council-run nursery is ‘inadequate’

A council-run nursery has been rated inadequate by the independent watchdog Ofsted. Bright Start Nursery was given the worst rating having previously been graded good – the second highest of the four official verdicts. The nursery, which is run by Brighton and Hove City Council,...

Police seize cocaine and cash in Brighton

Drugs and cash have been seized in what Sussex Police described as a “significant” haul. The force said: “Police officers in Brighton seized more than 100 wraps of class A drugs and cash and arrested a woman on suspicion of drug dealing. “Following up on reports that a woman was...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019 at 5:48 pm

Brighton and Hove children’s chief steps down

The chair of the committee that oversees schools and children’s services in Brighton and Hove is to step down. Councillor Daniel Chapman will return to his previous position as deputy chair of the Brighton and Hove City Council Children, Young People and Skills Committee. He is...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019 at 4:00 pm

Working together isn’t always easy – but it’s almost always right

I have often talked about the importance of working in partnership across the city to ensure the best possible services and outcomes for those who live, learn and work in the city. I genuinely believe that through shared working and stronger links between public sector,...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019 at 3:10 pm

Six smokers fined more than £800 for dropping cigarette butts

Six smokers who were caught by litter cops dropping cigarette butts have landed hefty court bills and a criminal record after failing to pay on the spot fines. None of the five men and one women appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court for their hearing on Wednesday 12...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019 at 3:08 pm

Broken promises and uncollected bins

Labour was elected in 2015 on a manifesto promise to make collecting refuse and cleaning the streets a top priority. They stated that Labour councillors would directly oversee the waste service. Yet after four years of running the council, residents have been left to pick up the...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019 at 3:01 pm

City’s tourism chief quits after 18 months

Brighton’s new tourism chief is quitting her post after just 18 months to move back to the Midlands. Val Birchall joined Brighton and Hove in July 2017 tasked with progressing plans to move the Royal Pavilion and the city’s museums into a trust. But a behind-doors...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019 at 2:43 pm

Neighbours oppose bid to reopen ‘worst’ Brighton off licence

A new manager is attempting to reopen a “troubled” late night off licence which was stripped of its licence after selling fake and smuggled booze and failing underage test purchases. The name on International Food and Wine’s licence in Preston Road changed...

Four hundred student flats planned for site in Moulsecoomb

Four hundred student flats are planned for a site in Moulsecoomb, with a public exhibition being held over two days next week. McLaren Property, which has built three dedicated student blocks in Lewes Road, on and by the Vogue Gyratory, is proposing a “student housing led...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019 at 10:11 am
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