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...

Brighton and Hove Local Safeguarding Children Board to be scrapped

The Brighton and Hove Local Safeguarding Children Board is to be scrapped within three months as a result of national reforms. Its duties will be passed to a triumvirate made up of Brighton and Hove City Council, Sussex Police and the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning...

Police hunt suspected bike thieves

Police are trying to trace two people who were pictured on security camera footage with stolen bicycles. The force said: “Sussex Police would like to speak with this man and woman in connection with the theft of pedal bikes in Brighton. “Police received a report of two high-value...
Posted On 22 Jul 2019 at 4:52 pm

Brighton and Hove health chiefs urged to rethink charity funding decision

Health chiefs have been urged to change their minds and restore funding for an advice line for the disabled. Two senior members of the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) sat through a succession of angry and passionate pleas and questions from councillors. The...

Councillors warned to beware fake news online

Up-to-date social media advice for councillors warns them to be alert to fake news and “bots”. Social media protocols were last agreed in 2017, a long time in the ever-changing online world. The new protocol takes out outdated terms and also includes guidelines for...

Missing swimmer reported in sea off Brighton but no trace found

A swimmer was reported to have gone missing in the sea off Brighton this evening (Sunday 21 July). But after an extensive search by the coastguard and the crew of the RNLI Brighton lifeboat, no trace could be found. The search, which included a coastguard helicopter as well two...
Posted On 21 Jul 2019 at 10:58 pm

The Woodentops are certainly not puppets!

The Woodentops are considered by some to be a national treasure. I’m of course in this instance referring to the music group and not the kids TV show that had “the very biggest spotty dog you ever did see”. The band formed in 1983 in South London with an initial...
Posted On 21 Jul 2019 at 8:30 pm

Knockaert checks out of Brighton and Hove Albion

Brighton and Hove Albion fans’ favourite Anthony Knockaert has joined Fulham on an initial one-season loan deal. Albion said: “The 27-year-old Frenchman has signed a one-year loan at Craven Cottage, with the move expected to become permanent for an agreed undisclosed fee at...
Posted On 21 Jul 2019 at 6:02 pm

It was Absolutely Bowie at the Concorde 2

ABSOLUTE BOWIE – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 20.07.19 I have to honestly say that it was with great trepidation that I ventured to the Concorde 2 in Brighton this evening in order to see a tribute act perform. I’m certainly not a fan of all things tribute other than one or two...
Posted On 21 Jul 2019 at 5:15 pm

Police seize cannabis from 30 people and arrest two men at Green Pride in Brighton

Two men was arrested at the Green Pride “protestival” in Preston Park, Brighton, yesterday (Saturday 20 July), Sussex Police said. Officers confiscated cannabis from about 30 people, the force added, and referred five teenagers to the Youth Outreach Service and contacted their...
Posted On 21 Jul 2019 at 4:49 pm