Brighton Pride welcomes suspension of bin strike

The organisers of Brighton and Hove Pride have welcomed the news that a bin strike – timed to coincide with the annual parade and party – has been suspended. The GMB union said this morning (Thursday 25 July) that it had reached an agreement with Brighton and Hove City Council...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019 at 11:47 am

Coldean post office to remain closed after no interest in running it

Coldean Post Office is to remain permanently closed because nobody has come forward to run it. The post office in Beatty Avenue closed last year after the postmaster resigned and the premises have now been turned into a pharmacy. This month, Post Office announced that it has not...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019 at 9:47 am

Bin strikes called off – for now

The GMB union has called off a series of bin strikes after a meeting of members at the Cityclean depot in Hollingdean this morning (Thursday 25 July). The decision to suspend the strikes came after senior politicians agreed that a GMB rep, Dave Russell, could be allowed to return...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019 at 9:43 am

Developer consigns Brighton community hub to bin store

A developer has been criticised for plans to downgrade an area set aside for community use and to consign it to a space the size of a bin store. The former Labour council leader Daniel Yates said that local people feel conned by the proposal from the developer SC Pelham Terrace....

Brighton and Hove councillor asks whether ‘homeless bill of rights’ could jeopardise children’s safety

A councillor has questioned whether adopting a “homeless bill of rights” might put children at risk. Newly elected Samer Bagaeen asked whether potential safeguarding issues had been assessed if, for example, homeless people were able to pitch tents in parks where children played...

Wanted sex offender arrested in Brighton

A wanted sex offender has been arrested in Brighton, Sussex Police said today (Wednesday 24 July). The force said: “Police in Brighton, who have been are searching for registered sex offender Kenny Knight, arrested him in the city last night (Tuesday 23 July) “Knight, 38, of no...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019 at 7:24 pm

‘This Feeling’ announce new guitar bands tour

Tickets have gone on sale today (Wednesday 24th July) for the brand new ‘This Feeling’ 2019 8-date UK ‘Alive Tour’. Thankfully once again for the third year Brighton is included on the list with an action-packed gig set to take place on Saturday 5th October at the Hope & Ruin...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019 at 5:58 pm

More Brighton and Hove cancer patients face delays

Fewer than 13 out of 20 patients suspected of having cancer are being seen within the 62-day national target in Brighton and Hove. And the proportion of local patients seen promptly has slipped slightly since last year, hospital bosses were told today (Wednesday 24 July). Dozens...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019 at 5:33 pm

11th GP surgery closure prompts calls for report

The closure of the eleventh GP surgery in Brighton and Hove since 2015 has prompted fresh debate about how it impacts on vulnerable people reaching a doctor. Councillors requested a report into what is causing behind the spate of closures and mergers, the latest of which will see...

Hollywood film star performs music concert in Brighton

KIEFER SUTHERLAND – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 23.07.19 What do you get if you cross a rodeo cowboy with a Hollywood actor and singer/songwriter? The answer is Kiefer Sutherland, and he is very talented at all three, having won awards for both his acting and his roping skills at...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019 at 2:27 pm