We are the last line of defence in the face of austerity

I love our city and chose to make it my home because of its reputation and its values. A city of fun and freedom. A city of radicalism and rebelliousness. A city of culture and history. A city that is inclusive and welcoming to all. It is a great honour to be able to represent...
Posted On 28 Feb 2020 at 12:05 am

‘The War Of The Worlds’ announce matinee & evening shows in Brighton

LONDON, UK (28 Feb, 2020) – One of the most trailblazing arena tours of all time, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of ‘The War of The Worlds’ – Alive on Stage! returns to arenas throughout the UK in 2021. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 6th Mar 2020 at 9am via...
Posted On 28 Feb 2020 at 12:00 am

Council tax bills to rise and millions extra pledged for Madeira Terraces

Council tax bill are to rise by 3.99 per cent from April as Brighton and Hove City Council agreed a £935 million budget for 2020-21. The total includes £13.4 million for the restoration of the Madeira Terraces as politicians from all parties reached a broad agreement. This is...
Posted On 27 Feb 2020 at 9:37 pm

Neighbours raise concerns in aftermath of Hollingdean rubbish fire

Lessons were learnt from the waste station fire in Hollingdean – but residents want the depot moved. At a public meeting last night (Wednesday 26 February) for people living near the Veolia waste transfer station, in Upper Hollingdean Road, residents raised their concerns...

What the Conservatives said in the Brighton and Hove City Council budget debate

Conservative councillors said that the proposed Brighton and Hove City Council budget needed to be more ambitious – and caring – during a debate today (Thursday 27 February). Councillor Joe Miller, the finance lead, spoke at the annual budget meeting at Hove Town Hall as...
Posted On 27 Feb 2020 at 6:01 pm

What the Greens said in the Brighton and Hove City Council budget debate

Green councillors set out their priorities during the Brighton and Hove City Council budget debate today (Thursday 27 February). Councillor David Gibson, the finance lead, spoke at the annual budget meeting at Hove Town Hall as councillors prepared to set the council tax and...
Posted On 27 Feb 2020 at 5:23 pm

What Labour said in the Brighton and Hove City Council budget debate

Council leader Nancy Platts today formally proposed her first Brighton and Hove City Council budget since taking charge. Councillor Platts spoke at the annual budget meeting at Hove Town Hall as councillors prepared to set the council tax and spending levels for the coming...
Posted On 27 Feb 2020 at 4:56 pm

Watford fan banned from matches after punching Albion fan in the back of the head

A Watford fan who punched an Albion fan in the back of the head after he threw chips has been given a three year football banning order Nicholas Wheeler, 45, had drunk ten pints and shots by the time Stephen Byrne saw him and his friends hurling insults at Albion fans at the...
Posted On 27 Feb 2020 at 3:11 pm

Brighton man fined for swearing and shouting abuse at parking warden

A Brighton man has been landed with an £1,100 bill for swearing and shouting abuse at a parking warden. Daniel Cotton, 26, was convicted of a public order offence by Brighton magistrates and fined £440. Cotton, of Pullman Hall, New England Street, Brighton, was also ordered to...
Posted On 27 Feb 2020 at 3:08 pm

Resurfacing of Valley Gardens begins next week

Diversions will be in place throughout Valley Gardens from next week as work begins to resurface and repair the roads. The work will take place from 6.30pm to 6am each night, starting on resurfacing the west side and then laying a new road surface and markings from St...
Posted On 27 Feb 2020 at 2:37 pm