Festival Review: True Copy

Geert van Jansen is master art forger who fooled every strata of the art world for over 20 years between the 1970s and 1990s. Starting out with the mundane aim of paying the rent on his fancy Amsterdam flat by passing off a piece of his work as a Karel Appel, he was encouraged to...
Posted On 28 May 2019 at 11:55 pm

Labour MEP says sorry to members for party’s ‘suicidal’ European election campaign

The only Labour candidate to be elected in the constituency that includes Brighton and Hove at the European elections has said sorry to supporters for the party’s “suicidal” campaign. John Howarth, 60, who became Labour’s only MEP (Member of the European Parliament) for South...
Posted On 28 May 2019 at 8:55 pm

Campaigners discuss future of Brighton hospital site

Campaigners fighting to keep Brighton General Hospital land in public ownership are calling for more people to get involved About 100 people heard NHS campaigners, councillors and the two Brighton MPs at a public meeting speak about the using the site for low-cost social housing....

Bus company spends £9m on 30 new electric buses for Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove Buses has spent more than £9 million on 30 new electric buses with an extended range as the company aims to cut its carbon footprint. The company said that the new fleet also had no wing mirrors, relying instead on high-definition digital cameras to eliminate...
Posted On 28 May 2019 at 4:34 pm

Hundreds call for end to using schools as polling stations

Parents and governors are calling for an end to schools closing for a day to become polling stations. Some of Brighton and Hove’s schools closed twice this month when people went to vote in local and European elections. Now hundreds of people in Brighton and Hove have...

Festival Review: Silence

Silence – Theatr Biuro Podrozy Wed 22 May – Sat 25 May; Black Rock “This city has a 10 million souls” declares the sign silhouetted against the evening sky. “Souls” is the term used in the aviation industry to describe passengers on a plane about to crash; the inhabitants of this...
Posted On 28 May 2019 at 1:59 pm

Letting fees are free lunch for landlords – Acorn is absolutely right to oppose them

Landlords are feeling under attack at the moment. Let’s look at the facts. They have their fellow landlords in Parliament making sure that no laws are passed that may go against their interests. Housing laws in this country, since forever, have been designed almost exclusively...
Posted On 28 May 2019 at 1:15 pm

Brighton detectives arrest two men in Cityclean fraud investigation

Two members of staff at Cityclean have been arrested by police on suspicion of fraud. Cityclean is Brighton and Hove City Council’s street cleaning, refuse and recycling department, based at a depot in Hollingdean. Sussex Police said: “On Wednesday (17 April) a 36-year-old...
Posted On 28 May 2019 at 10:32 am

New transport contract could put vulnerable children at risk, fear councillors

A cost-cutting new transport contract could place vulnerable children from Brighton and Hove at risk, according to concerned councillors. Potential bidders and their staff were told by Brighton and Hove City Council that they did not need prior training or experience in caring...
Posted On 28 May 2019 at 6:44 am

Brighton hospital bosses agree £4.6m equipment upgrade aimed at tackling diagnostic delays

Brighton hospital trust bosses have agreed a £4.6 million equipment upgrade aimed at tackling delays in diagnosis for a growing number of NHS patients. The two-year programme is one of the biggest investments of its type made by Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust....
Posted On 28 May 2019 at 4:47 am
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