Councillors wrangle over free parking ‘perk’

Councillors will keep their right to a permit for two popular car parks although the perk will no longer be free. Instead they will have to pay £23 a month – the same contribution paid by councillors who opt to have a bus pass. A row over whether councillors should be allowed to...

Celebrate the Bank Holiday in Brighton with non-stop club classics

UPDATE: SHOW CANCELLED……. The lineup for the ‘Fun Loving Memories’ Tour of Non-Stop Club Classics from the ’90s and ’00s at the Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Sunday 25th August has been announced. There are certainly some well known artists with nostalgic...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019 at 5:53 pm

Brighton and Hove councillors support children missing school for climate strikes

Young people missing school to take part in climate strikes have won the support of councillors. They gave their backing after 14-year-old Uma Krieger, a Youth Strike Action representative, who Brighton and Hove City Council to support the demands of the youth strikers. The young...

Former Cherry Glazerr synth player Sasami heading to Brighton

Sasami (Sasami Ashworth) has been making music in the Los Angeles area of California, in almost every way you can, for the last decade. From playing French horn in orchestras and studios and playing keys, bass, and guitar in local rock bands (Dirt Dress, Cherry Glazerr), to...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019 at 3:55 pm

Pedestrians hit in Western Road in Hove

Two pedestrians were hit on a zebra crossing in Western Road, Hove, this afternoon. Police and ambulance were both at the scene near Brunswick Place and the road was closed. A witness said that a pedestrian appeared to have been hit on a zebra crossing. South East Coast Ambulance...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019 at 2:34 pm

Potential Moulsecoomb academy sponsor rules itself out as school celebrates improved test results

The University of Brighton has turned down the chance to take on Moulsecoomb Primary School as an academy in the week the school celebrated a huge improvement in test results. The government imposed an academy order on the school in June following an Ofsted report which rated the...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019 at 2:23 pm

Council cleared over removal of cyclist’s rusting bike

A man who complained to the local ombudsman after the council removed his rusting bike has been told the council followed the right procedure and he should try to take them to court. The man’s bike was removed last year, after the council placed a notice on it warning it...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019 at 1:31 pm

Brighton council tenant highlights ‘chronic disrepair’ blighting estate

A Brighton council tenant pleaded with housing chiefs to fix holes in the roof on an estate that he said had fallen into “chronic disrepair”. Michael Jenkins, of Stanmer Heights, in Hollingbury, said: “The council is the registered social landlord for Stanmer Heights.” Mr Jenkins...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019 at 1:10 pm

Folk trio Wildwood Kin announce Brighton concert

The family folk trio Wildwood Kin have announced plans to tour the UK this winter. There will be 17 dates right across the country including an appearance in Brighton at the Komedia located on Gardner Street. The date for those wishing to attend this concert is Monday 18th...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019 at 1:05 pm

Councillor tells of how she fled domestic violence as colleagues pledge to campaign to rehouse victims

A councillor’s tale of survival after domestic abuse saw her receive a standing ovation as Brighton and Hove City Council voted to support the A Safe Home campaign. Labour councillor Amanda Grimshaw’s hands shook during the moving speech as she told councillors of the...
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