Pankhurst fire was accidental, police say

A blaze which destroyed a block of Brighton flats on Friday night was not suspicious, police have confirmed. An investigation into exactly how it started – and spread – is still ongoing, but police say they have ruled out foul play. Scores of residents of the block at...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019 at 9:20 am

Council accused of hiding £1m cut to school transport budget for vulnerable children

Brighton and Hove City Council has been accused of hiding its plans to cut £1 million from the home to school transport budget for hundreds of vulnerable children. Opposition Conservative councillors said that the details of the two-year cost-cutting programme had emerged only...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019 at 8:15 am

Police officer survives being hit by vehicle on A27 at Falmer

A police officer was seriously injured when he was hit by a vehicle on the A27 at Falmer last night (Wednesday 25 September). Sussex Police said: “A police officer was seriously injured when he was hit by a passing vehicle on the A27 north of Brighton. “The eastbound carriageway...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019 at 7:32 am

Greens call emergency council Brexit debate

Four weeks before Britain leaves the European Union, Green councillors have called an extraordinary council meeting to discuss Brexit. They want to know what impact Brexit is likely to have on Brighton and Hove, what preparations are in place and what contingency plans have been...

Former Palmer and Harvey offices to become flats

The former Palmer and Harvey head office in Hove is to be turned into 92 one-bedroom flats. Stonegate Homes, a developer from Dorking, in Surrey, wants to convert P&H House, in Davigdor Road, Hove. Planning law allows owners to turn offices into homes using “permitted...
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