Brighton and Hove City Council agrees £750m budget and council tax rise

Brighton and Hove City Council has agreed a budget of about £750 million for the coming financial year and a council tax rise of 2.99 per cent. The council tax bill for a typical band D property will go up to £1,595.45. Overall, bills will rise by just over 4 per cent t...
Posted On 28 Feb 2019 at 11:05 pm

Brighton and Hove City Council leaders hold urgent talks to break budget stalemate

The three main political parties in Brighton and Hove have been unable to agree a budget this evening. In a series of votes at Hove Town Hall, Labour councillors backed five amendments by the Greens. But when the budget was put to the vote, the Greens abstained. As the Labour...

Conservatives put case for changes to Brighton and Hove City Council’s budget

Conservative leader Tony Janio has called on Brighton and Hove City Council to set aside almost £2 million to improve roads and pavements. He made the call as he introduced a series of amendments to the budget proposed by the Labour-led council. Councillor Janio said: “Our...
Posted On 28 Feb 2019 at 6:40 pm

Greens attack Labour’s record in Brighton and Hove under Tory austerity

The Greens took aim at both the Conservative and Labour parties as members of Brighton and Hove City Council debated the annual budget for the financial year ahead. In the budget debate at Hove Town Hall the Green convenor Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty said: “To the backdrop of...
Posted On 28 Feb 2019 at 6:04 pm

Brighton and Hove council leader sets out his budget stall

Brighton and Hove City Council leader Daniel Yates pitched a £750 million budget to fellow councillors at Hove Town Hall this afternoon (Thursday 28 February). Councillor Yates spoke about Labour’s record over the past four years, with local elections just two months away – on...
Posted On 28 Feb 2019 at 5:23 pm

The unique Plastic Mermaids set to play Brighton

Plastic Mermaids are a five-piece band from the Isle of Wight who, after building their own analogue studio, have self-produced one of the most genuinely original and sonically adventurous debut albums you’ll hear all year: ‘Suddenly Everyone Explodes’ will be released on May...
Posted On 28 Feb 2019 at 3:29 pm

The Great Escape add an additional 120 artists to their line-up

There is just over 2 months to go until The Great Escape 2019 (9th-10th-11th May) and the organisers have released the next wave of artists that have joined the incredible line up. People who are attending The Great Escape this year can now catch the likes of Conan Gray,...
Posted On 28 Feb 2019 at 2:12 pm

We waited 489 days to see Professor Brian Cox in Brighton

PROFESSOR BRIAN COX + ROBIN INCE (UNIVERSAL GLOBAL TOUR) – BRIGHTON CENTRE 26.02.19 Finally the wait was over! It was announced on 25th October 2017 that Professor Brian Cox OBE would be coming to the Brighton Centre in 489 days time with his new ‘Universal: Adventures In...
Posted On 28 Feb 2019 at 12:45 am