Builder sentenced after girl, 3, hurt by falling timber in Brighton street

A self-employed builder has been spared prison after a three-year-old girl suffered life-changing injuries when she was hit by falling timber in a Brighton street. Grzegorz Glowacki, of Rugby Road, Brighton, was given a six-month prison sentence suspended for 18 months at...
Posted On 04 Jun 2019 at 5:45 pm

Tenant rep frustrated by restrictions on cash for Brighton and Hove’s council estates

Money to improve council estates seems to be unavailable for those living in houses, according to a tenant representative. Woodingdean Tenants and Residents Association representative Janet Gearing was told that the cash was for publicly accessible “housing” land and...

Brighton primary school to become an academy after poor Ofsted inspection verdict

A Brighton primary school is to be forced to convert into an “academy” school after a poor verdict in an official inspection. Moulsecoomb Primary School has been told that it will be run by a “sponsor” instead of Brighton and Hove City Council after being rated inadequate by...
Posted On 04 Jun 2019 at 5:04 pm

Row breaks out after officials decide which councillor should chair Brighton housing panel

Tenant reps and politicians responded angrily to what they said was the undemocratic way that the chair of a council housing panel was changed without a vote. Two candidates each had four nominations but, instead of holding a vote, officials decided the result behind the scenes....

Taxi app granted one-year licence to operate in Brighton and Hove

The taxi app Ola has permission to operate in Brighton and Hove. The company has been granted a one-year operator’s licence by Brighton and Hove City Council. Ola’s operations director Karl Lutzow told a council licensing panel that the company would only use local...

Churchill Square to give out free totes in anti-plastic day

Churchill Square is to remove plastic bags from retailer stores tomorrow to highlight World Environment Day, and the amount of plastic people use. The shopping hotspot will be providing every customer with a free, reusable tote bag as part of its ‘Break the Bag Habit’ campaign,...
Posted On 04 Jun 2019 at 3:02 pm

Review: Clean, by Sam Chittenden

Clean  Written by Sam Chittenden   Performed by Different Theatre. WINNER, BEST NEW PLAY, BRIGHTON FRINGE AWARDS 2019 Staged in the historic Mayo drying fields between the houses of Richmond Road and Roundhill Terrace in Brighton and now an award winning wildlife garden, ‘Clean’...
Posted On 04 Jun 2019 at 2:08 pm

Brighton mother and son in Maltesers drug smuggling plot ordered to hand over token sums

A mother and son from Brighton who were involved in smuggling the drug spice into Lewes Prison have been ordered to hand over token sums despite laundering cash totalling tens of thousands of pounds. Terena and Lewis Swaysland were involved in trying to disguise the drugs as...
Posted On 04 Jun 2019 at 1:16 pm

Brighton seafront hotel to be given multimillion-pound makeover

One of the biggest and best-known hotels on Brighton seafront is to be given a multimillion-pound makeover. The Hilton Brighton Metropole plans to work in partnership with the developer First Base “to undertake an extensive refurbishment of all the guest rooms and public areas”....
Posted On 04 Jun 2019 at 12:25 pm

Missing Hove schoolgirl returns home

A missing schoolgirl from Hove has returned home, Sussex Police said this morning (Tuesday 4 June). The force issued a public appeal for helping yesterday to find Tia Thomas, 13. She had not been seen since Sunday afternoon. Sussex Police said: “Missing Hove teenager Tia Thomas...
Posted On 04 Jun 2019 at 11:44 am