Lonely, isolated, fearful and cut off – the lives of Brighton and Hove’s homeless after being moved to Newhaven

Loneliness, safety concerns, transport costs and a lack of laundry facilities are among the problems facing people from Brighton and Hove in emergency housing in Newhaven. They were highlighted in a report focusing on the experiences of dozens of people living in Kendal Court,...

Councillors push for extra £250k support for people in temporary housing

An extra £250,000 is needed to help support people living in temporary housing. Members of Brighton and Hove City Council Housing and New Homes Committee agreed today (Wednesday 16 January) to ask for the money to be allocated as part of the council’s budget-setting...

Sandi Toksvig Live! The National Trevor Tour

Sandi Toksvig, the universally-loved funny woman of Radio 4’s News Quiz, Bake off and QI fame, comes to Brighton’s Dome for just two nights on her tour, entitled National Trevor. The title is a nod to her being referred to as a national treasure, much to her scorn....
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 3:43 pm

No office bar for new shared work space

There will be no drinks at work for people based in a shared work space in the city centre after its bid to open an office bar was turned down. New co-working space The Projects applied for a licence to set up a bar in its Ship Street premises, which was rejected by Brighton and...

Shipbuilding-inspired sculpture to sit at entrance to Hove Lagoon

Public art inspired by shipbuilding will create a local wildlife haven in Hove. This month local designers Millimetre will begin installing the structure on Wharf Road embankment, a triangular shaped piece of land next to the road at the entrance to Shoreham Port and Hove Lagoon....
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 2:49 pm

Preston Park flasher detectives arrest third man

A third man has been arrested by officers investigating the Preston Park flasher. One quick thinking teenager snapped this picture of the flasher after he indecently exposed himself to her in September – the latest in a string of similar incidents going back to November...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 2:44 pm

Brighton and Hove Greens urge council to spend £8m tackling housing crisis

Brighton and Hove Greens are calling on the council to spend an extra £8 million to tackle the housing crisis. They want to take advantage of the council’s underused borrowing capacity to build more council housing and provide more emergency accommodation. Councillor David...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 2:38 pm

Shoreham air show crash pilot was a risk taker, jury told

The pilot who crashed at the Shoreham air show, killing 11 men, took risks that “one would not expect a careful and competent fast jet display pilot to do”, a jury was told today (Wednesday 16 January). Tom Kark, prosecuting, said that Andrew “Andy” Hill,...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 1:09 pm

Prosecutor opens manslaughter case against Shoreham air show crash pilot

The Shoreham air show crash was caused by “the gross negligence” of 54-year-old pilot Andrew “Andy” Hill, prosecutor Tom Kark told an Old Bailey jury today (Wednesday 16 January). Hill was at the controls of a 1955 Hawker Hunter fighter jet when it crashed...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 12:18 pm

Former Brighton council leader becomes paperback writer

What next for a former council leader? After stepping down from the helm of Brighton and Hove City Council in 2015, Jason Kitcat started writing his first novel, which he self-published late last year. Described by the author as “a mix of Henning Mankell’s socially aware...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 9:25 am
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