Bin strikes to be called off

The bin strikes scheduled to clash with Brighton Pride look likely to be called off formally in the next few days. The three party leaders on Brighton and Hove City Council are due to meet at 8am tomorrow (Wednesday 24 July) to discuss a proposal to avert the strikes. And the...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019 at 6:37 pm

Old Steine revamp to face further scrutiny

Concerns about a proposed revamp of the Aquarium roundabout and Old Steine are to be the subject of an audit. The changes – part of a wider scheme known as the Valley Gardens project – have proved controversial, not least because of claims that consultation was flawed...

Former Wimbledon player Julie Hobbs lays on lessons for children under i360

Former Wimbledon tennis player Julie Hobbs coached children from two local primary schools under the Brighton i360. Ms Hobbs laid on the coaching session at the seafront attraction as the annual Wimbledon tennis championships got under way. She played there nine times. Since...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019 at 3:20 pm

Auditors to look into transport contract affecting hundreds of vulnerable children

Auditors are being asked to look into the process of awarding contracts to transport some of the most vulnerable children in Brighton and Hove from home to school and back. The contracts, worth £2.5 million, have come under intense scrutiny after officials appear not to have...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019 at 2:43 pm

Martin Perry to step down from Brighton and Hove Albion board after 22 years

Former chief executive Martin Perry is to step down from the board of Brighton and Hove Albion in September next year, the club said today (Tuesday 23 July). He will become the club’s honorary vice president while remaining as chairman of its charity arm Albion in the Community....
Posted On 23 Jul 2019 at 1:00 pm

Sob story fraudster spared jail

A notorious fraudster who conned well-meaning members of the public by pretending to need money to visit a sick child has been spared jail after magistrates heard she was addressing her drug problem. Andrea Thorne was given four concurrent 16 week prison sentences by Brighton...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019 at 11:58 am

City’s education chief set to step down

Brighton and Hove’s lead education councillor is to step down after days of criticism that he sends his child to a private school. Momentum-backed Councillor Nick Childs told Labour colleagues last night (Monday 22 July) that he intended to resign as deputy leader of...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019 at 9:19 am

Brighton and Hove mayor replaces prayer tradition with poems read by children

The mayor of Brighton and Hove is to drop the tradition of prayers being said before council meetings, replacing them with poems read by children. Councillor Alex Phillips has invited two pupils from Patcham High School to read poetry as she prepares to open a meeting of Brighton...