Labour reshuffles top team after Brighton and Hove schools chief’s resignation

The Labour group on Brighton and Hove City Council has had a reshuffle after the departure of deputy council leader Nick Childs. Councillor Childs stood down as deputy leader and as chair of the council’s Children, Young People and Skills Committee after he was criticised for...
Posted On 09 Sep 2019 at 10:58 pm

More than half of Brighton and Hove primary schools underperform in SATs tests

Test results at more than half the state primary schools in Brighton and Hove were below the national average. The tests – known as SATs – are taken by children at the end of “key stage 2” as they near the end of their final year at primary school. Provisional figures suggest...

Moulsecoomb parents balloted over plan to turn primary school into academy

Ballot papers are going out asking parents of children at Moulsecoomb Primary School if they want it to become an academy. Plans to change it to an academy were announced in May after the school in The Highway, off Lewes Road, was rated an “inadequate” after an Ofsted...

Boris Johnson is botching Brexit and making a mess of politics by forgetting the proper role of Parliament

I said just over a week ago that Parliament would rise to meet whatever Boris Johnson threw at it … and we did! Some people say that this is undemocratic but it’s quite the opposite. It’s Parliament doing its job of standing up to a bullying and irresponsible executive....
Posted On 09 Sep 2019 at 5:13 pm

Emergency council meeting to discuss Brighton and Hove’s preparations for Brexit

An emergency council meeting has been called to discuss preparations for Brexit in Brighton and Hove. The Greens formally called for the emergency meeting after the party’s local councillors met this morning (Monday 9 September). Green group convenor Phélim Mac Cafferty said: “As...
Posted On 09 Sep 2019 at 3:25 pm

Brighton & Hove’s ‘Punk Picnic 2’ concert report

MENACE + THE WEIRD THINGS + THE FISH BROTHERS + THE SCAVENGERS – BRIGHTON OPEN AIR THEATRE (B.O.A.T), HOVE 07.09.19 Thankfully the sun was out in force for the second annual ‘Punks Picnic’ here in Brighton & Hove over the weekend. I must confess to keeping a close eye...
Posted On 09 Sep 2019 at 11:32 am

Man charged with raping woman in Brighton

A man is due to appear in court this morning (Monday 9 September) charged with raping a woman on Brighton seafront. The attack is alleged to have taken place at about 4.30am on Saturday (7 September). Night club door staff held the suspect after being approached by concerned...
Posted On 09 Sep 2019 at 10:22 am

Five new homes approved in Portslade street

Cars will not be able to reach five new homes approved for a Portslade street. A removable bollard would prevent cars from reaching the proposed houses on land behind 20 Rowan Close but would allow the emergency services to get through. The scheme is for four three-bedroom houses...

Polling station review under way in Brighton and Hove

People in Brighton and Hove are being asked for their views on potential changes to where they vote. A public consultation is under way on the city council website in response to issues raised during recent elections. The aim of the consultation is to find new polling places...