Hove tower block plan wins officials’ support

Campaigners against high rises in Hove will try to convince councillors not to approve plans for another tower block next week. Withdean Commercial Property’s plan to build 894 square metres of office space on the ground floor and 52 flats above on the site of the former...

Brighton police to work on ‘school project’

Brighton and Hove police are going back to the classroom for a school project. They have started “Meet the Police” – a new child-focused project in partnership with Carlton Hill Primary School to build stronger links with the community. District Commander Rachel Swinney...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019 at 4:43 pm

Brighton primary school requires improvement, according to inspectors

A Brighton primary school requires improvement, according to inspectors from the government’s official education watchdog Ofsted. St Mark’s Church of England Primary School, in Manor Road, Brighton, was given the second lowest rating out of four in a report published on Monday (3...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019 at 2:50 pm

Council ordered to pay woman £350 over homeless application failings

A woman whose application for homeless accommodation was not properly dealt with has been paid £350 by the city council after she complained to the ombudsman. The woman, referred to as Ms X in the local government ombudsman’s report, was placed with her nephew in a one...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019 at 2:45 pm

Brighton fire crews tackle flood and fuel leak

Firefighters from Preston Circus were called out to tackle a flood at a property in Brighton overnight and a fuel leak in Patcham. This morning East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 6.05am, Brighton firefighters attended a commercial property in Ship Street, Brighton,...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019 at 1:51 pm

Rape crisis workers say new Jack the Ripper experience ‘glamourises’ serial killer

A new Jack the Ripper experience in Brighton has been criticised by rape support workers who say it glamourises and sensationalises violence against women. The Jack the Ripper Walk of Terror opens later this month at the Phileas Fogg World of Adventures complex in Hollingbury,...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019 at 1:49 pm

Funding for students with special needs and disabilities is in crisis – we need to fight back

A society is judged by how well or badly it treats its most vulnerable members. By that metric, Britain’s scorecard isn’t looking particularly pretty. The most poignant recent evidence for this is the Universal Credit debacle. Universal Credit, in and of itself, is not a...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019 at 10:17 am