Petition urges council to pause work on Old Steine revamp

More people signed a petition asking the council to pause work on a revamp of the Old Steine area of Brighton than took part in the consultation process. The petition objecting to the proposed road layout favoured by the council – known as Valley Gardens phase three –...

Brighton Housing Trust in merger talks with mental health charity

Brighton Housing Trust in merger talks with the mental health charity Sussex Oakleaf. They said that the aims of the merger included extending services for clients and tenants, strengthening and protecting their joint financial position and increasing opportunities for further...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019 at 11:31 am

More cuts at the Argus as three roles set to go

Three more journalists have been told their jobs are set to go at the Argus, including business editor Peter Lindsey. Picture editor Allan Hutchings and one role on the sports desk are also up for the chop, pending the usual consultation. The news follows the sudden departure of...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019 at 11:09 am

Date night ended in drunken crash, court hears

A date night ended in a drunken disaster when a young driver crashed into parked cars in Hove while more than three times over the limit, a court heard yesterday. Carl Madgwick, 25, and his partner Sam Dedman had been out for a night in Crawley, bowling followed by dinner, when...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019 at 11:06 am

What politics means and why it matters in Brighton and Hove

A few years ago, when asked about the origin of the word “politics”, I found that the Ancient Greeks described it as the “affairs of the cities”. Today it describes so much more. We know “politics” is an attempt to describe how society is organised and how we are governed but it...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019 at 10:48 am

Homeless woman attacks 89-year-old OAP

An 89-year-old woman was knocked to the ground by a homeless woman outside a Brighton supermarket. A woman is appearing in court today charged with assault with intent to rob, but police have appealed for more witnesses to come forward. Detective Sergeant Chris Lane said;...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019 at 9:57 am

Here are Labour’s economic pledges for Brighton and Hove

Our city region of Greater Brighton brings together the city council area with Worthing, Adur, Mid Sussex, Crawley and Lewes (with Arun District poised to join soon) to focus on the economic needs which bind us together. This week saw an interim report from our joint work to...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019 at 12:01 am

Disabled people protest about cuts imposed by Brighton health chiefs

Disabled people protested about financial cuts imposed by health chiefs in a demo outside Brighton Town Hall this afternoon (Thursday 28 March). They were joined by volunteers and staff from Brighton charity Possability People. The charity said that its advice centre was at risk...
Posted On 28 Mar 2019 at 9:46 pm

Thousands petition council over Madeira Terraces

More than 3,000 people have called on the council to start its revamp of the Madeira Terraces by restoring three arches close to the Concorde 2 night club. They signed a petition that was presented to Brighton and Hove City Council today (Thursday 28 March) at the final full...

Hundreds back bid to build swimming pool on Brighton beach

More than 270 people have sent in their support for a revised proposal to build a seafront swimming pool known as Sea Lanes. The 25-metre pool with shops and cafés would be four metres further up the beach than in the original plans with two rather than three storeys. The...