Councillors to vote on tighter rules for shared houses in Brighton and Hove

Property owners could find it harder to turn family homes into shared houses if a rule change is approved this week. The move is a response to the spread of shared houses – also known as “houses in multiple occupation” (HMOs) – beyond the areas closest to the two universities....

Transport Minister visits Brighton bus company

Transport Minister George Freeman praised a Brighton bus company for its electric fleet and solar-powered depot during an official visit. Mr Freeman, the Conservative government’s Minister of State for Transport Technology and Innovation, was shown around the Big Lemon base in...
Posted On 13 Jan 2020 at 5:34 pm

Hove woman sentenced for ‘right to buy’ fraud

A woman from Hove has been spared prison by a judge over an £80,000 “right to buy” housing fraud. Debbie Mclean, 54, was caught out after an investigation by a council fraud team which included covert surveillance. At Brighton Crown Court, Mclean admitted a charge of fraud by...
Posted On 13 Jan 2020 at 3:58 pm

2020: time for Tory cuts to end

Happy New Year from the Green group of councillors! The general election means this is my first column since November. Given the election results, we must be prepared for continuing destructive Conservative welfare “reform” and further austerity that will hit the most...
Posted On 13 Jan 2020 at 3:13 pm

‘Seeking Thrills’? Then check out Georgia

GEORGIA – RESIDENT MUSIC, BRIGHTON 10.01.20 A cheeky headline indeed! But I seriously wanted to get your attention on this. If you as yet haven’t heard of Georgia, then now is certainly the time! If you are a fan of uplifting retro synthpop and enjoy artists such as...
Posted On 13 Jan 2020 at 1:25 pm

Wind and rain warnings issued as Storm Brendan set to hit south coast tomorrow

Severe weather warnings for wind and rain have been issued as Storm Brendan approaches the south coast. Heavy rain and winds with gusts of up to 70mph are expected to hit the UK from 1pm tomorrow afternoon until 9am on Wednesday. The Met Office forecast predicts downpours from...
Posted On 13 Jan 2020 at 11:45 am