Mice infestation leads to warning for city centre restaurant

A city centre restaurant with a history of rodent infestations was warned it could face action when a council inspector spotted a mouse during a routine visit.  Number 32 in Duke Street had managed to get its act together following a disastrous year in 2016 when it was given a...
Posted On 14 Jun 2019 at 8:35 pm

County lines Mr Big and minions ‘cuckooed’ Brighton man

Three men, including one said to have been at the top of the chain, have been jailed for their part in a “county lines” drug operation in Brighton. They were sentenced last Friday (7 June) after a three-week trial at Hove Crown Court which ended last month. Andre...
Posted On 14 Jun 2019 at 6:25 pm

Dealer who stamped his name on drugs jailed

A man who stamped his name into a large quantity of drugs and attempted to bring drugs into prison has been jailed. Stephen Best appeared at Brighton Crown Court on Monday, June 3, following an earlier guilty plea to possession of cannabis and four counts of possession with...
Posted On 14 Jun 2019 at 5:12 pm

Golf could give way to glamping on council-owned courses

Golf may be replaced by glamping at Waterhall or Hollingbury following a proposed review of how the council uses the land. A report publishes this week says since 2010 season ticket holder numbers have halved at both golf courses, which have been leased since 2010 on a ten-year...

MP welcomes new mental health crisis unit in Hove

An MP has praised the opening of a dedicated mental health crisis assessment unit in Hove. Maria Caulfield, who served as a member of Brighton and Hove City Council before becoming a Member of Parliament, said that the Haven at Mill View, in Hangleton, was “most welcome”. The...
Posted On 14 Jun 2019 at 1:42 pm

How much does the council really care?

We call ourselves a “City of Sanctuary” but there at least three areas in which I believe we are failing. We see increases in homelessness and rough sleeping despite millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money being pumped into trying to resolve this very sad but important issue. We...
Posted On 14 Jun 2019 at 1:29 pm

Hove Park cafe developers ditched survey objections, ombudsman report finds

Objections to controversial plans to demolish Hove Park Cafe which could have triggered a public hearing were not sent on to the council by developers according to a newly published report. Gino Fox’s plans to knock down the old cafe and replace it with a modern,...
Posted On 14 Jun 2019 at 1:21 pm

Council to consider ending Freedom Leisure contract

The city’s leisure centres could be taken out of the hands of Freedom Leisure because the council fears it will end up losing money if the contract is renewed. The not-for-profit leisure trust has the option to ask to extend the contract for up to five years once the...

The diversity that makes us the city we are

It was an honour to make my first speech as leader of Brighton and Hove City Council at the Iftar dinner. During the Islamic month of Ramadan, Muslims fast between dawn and dusk. Iftar is the evening meal when Muslims break the fast just after sunset. It is a happy occasion to be...
Posted On 14 Jun 2019 at 1:12 pm

Five held after drugs raids

Five people have been arrested after a series of drugs raids in Brighton, Hove and Shoreham. The properties that were searched included a house in Nevill Road, Hove, yesterday afternoon ( (Thursday 13 June). Sussex Police said: “Five people have been arrested following the...
Posted On 14 Jun 2019 at 10:40 am
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