Independent outsider to review claims being made at Brighton Cityclean depot

An independent outsider is to review the claims and counterclaims being made at the council’s Cityclean depot in Hollingdean. The agreement emerged after binmen went on unofficial strike today (Friday 12 July). Members of the GMB union at the Brighton and Hove City Council...
Posted On 12 Jul 2019 at 5:39 pm

Transport contracts for vulnerable children spark furious row

The way contracts are being awarded to transport vulnerable children from home to school sparked a furious row in the council chamber last night (Thursday 11 July). The Conservatives have asked for an audit of the process, having previously set out concerns that children with...

Neighbours succeed in fight against Hove seafront flats proposal

Plans to demolish three houses and build a block of flats on Hove seafront have been refused by councillors. They voted seven to three against the application on the corner of Kingsway and Braemore Road. The proposed 37 flats were in an eight-storey block, stepping down to five...

Two held as police seize £50k drugs package in Brighton

Two people have been arrested in Brighton as police seized what they believe to be half a kilogram of cocaine – or just over a pound in weight – with an estimated street value of £50,000. The arrests were made near Fiveways yesterday (Thursday 11 July), Sussex Police...
Posted On 12 Jul 2019 at 1:26 pm

‘Best Of Brighton’ event a resounding success

12 STONE TODDLER + CLOWWNS + BAD LAWS + THE MANN AND I – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 11.07.19 The Concorde 2 on Brighton seafront was a hive of activity last night from 7pm to 11pm as the inaugural ‘Best Of Brighton’ mini-fest was taking place. There were four local bands on...
Posted On 12 Jul 2019 at 1:14 pm

Scores of people out of pocket thanks to ‘scam’ human bodies exhibition

Scores of people have discovered that the tickets they bought for what they thought was an exhibition of dissected human bodies has been cancelled amid claims it was a scam. The Real Human Bodies exhibition advertised on Facebook it was coming to the Brighton Hilton Metropole...
Posted On 12 Jul 2019 at 12:54 pm

Live public dissections to take place at Brighton medical school

Live public dissections and the exhibition of human tissue have been given the go ahead at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) on Falmer campus. The BSMS Anatomy Laboratory has been awarded a Human Tissue Authority Licence for public display allowing the School’s...
Posted On 12 Jul 2019 at 11:47 am

Stone thrown at nude bather by homophobic cyclist

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was the victim of homophobic abuse and was hit by a stone near the nudist beach at Hove. The 42-year-old victim had been on the nudist beach near Shoreham Harbour on Saturday 29 June at about 4.30pm when he went looking for a friend...
Posted On 12 Jul 2019 at 11:21 am

‘Anti-privatised education’ Brighton schools chief criticised for sending daughter to Roedean

Labour schools chief Nick Childs has been criticised for sending his daughter to Roedean while speaking out against “privatising” schools and academies. Councillor Childs sends one of his daughters to Roedean and another to a state school in Brighton. He has...
Posted On 12 Jul 2019 at 10:41 am

Binmen in stand-off with council bosses at Hollingdean depot

Brighton and Hove’s binmen are in a stand-off with bosses at the council’s Cityclean depot in Hollingdean this morning (Friday 12 July) after 48 hours of growing tensions. The dispute centres on the return to work of a GMB union official to the council’s refuse, recycling and...
Posted On 12 Jul 2019 at 9:47 am
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