Third council chief quits in just seven months

A third senior council officer has resigned in the space of just seven months. Pinaki Ghoshal is leaving Brighton and Hove City Council to become the director for children and young people at Lewisham Council in London in May. Mr Ghoshal, 58, joined Brighton and Hove in July 2013...
Posted On 02 Mar 2020 at 9:23 pm

Cost-cutting home to school transport consultants quit as overspend totals almost £1m

The consultancy brought in to save money on the home to school transport service in Brighton and Hove has quit as the overspend totals almost £1 million. Edge Public Solutions was brought in on a two-year contract worth up to £500,000 and introduced changes that were blamed for...
Posted On 02 Mar 2020 at 5:25 pm

‘Doused’ with beer in DIIV moshpit

DIIV + CHASTITY – CHALK, BRIGHTON 29.02.20 We battled our way in the freezing cold driving wind and rain along to the popular CHALK concert venue in Brighton in order to check out DIIV and their support act Chastity. I swear I haven’t been this cold all year, and so the...
Posted On 02 Mar 2020 at 4:48 pm

Mental health trust governor urges people to be kinder – especially on social media

A mental health trust governor urged people to be kinder to each other – especially on social media – just weeks after the death of TV presenter Caroline Flack. Gabrielle Gardner, who spoke about suicide prevention on Latest TV last week, said that this sort of cultural change...
Posted On 02 Mar 2020 at 3:17 pm

Help for disabled people to use the beach on the way

A three-year plan to help disabled people use the beach is going before councillors this week. The proposals for both Brighton and Hove beaches include new multi-terrain wheelchairs as well as better lighting and a dedicated swimming area. The report into beach accessibility to...

“The loudest powerpop band on Earth” play Brighton

LOS PEPES + YOUNG FRANCIS HI-FI + REX SPEEDWAY AND THE DENIM AVENGERS + THE ATOM JACKS – THE PIPELINE, BRIGHTON 29.02.20 This evening we had the opportunity of getting our ears and minds blown courtesy of Los Pepes (aka the self-proclaimed ‘loudest powerpop band on...

Man robbed at knifepoint for electric scooter

Police are appealing for witnesses following a knifepoint robbery in Brighton. A man was riding his electric scooter up Elm Grove around 7.45pm on Sunday 1 March when he was approached by an unknown man in possession of a knife, who demanded he handed over the vehicle. The...
Posted On 02 Mar 2020 at 1:55 pm

Addicted in Brighton – I think I am

THE ADICTS + KNOCK OFF – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 28.02.20 We made our way by bus to Brighton, which was a fairly hair-raising journey on the top of the double decker we were on. Glad to get off and get blown along the seafront to the venue, which is one of my favourites. We...
Posted On 02 Mar 2020 at 12:51 pm

Man jailed for harassing woman

A man has been jailed for harassing one woman and faces a retrial for stalking another. John Dory, also known as Malcolm Howell or Fish, was on trial for stalking Nadia Iran and Jemma Turner last month. He pleaded guilty to damaging both Miss Iran’s and her father’s...
Posted On 02 Mar 2020 at 12:28 pm

Two football fans charged after Palace game trouble

Two football fans have been charged after trouble flared up at Brighton and Hove Albion’s game against arch rivals Crystal Palace on Saturday. Five more people arrested for public order offences have been released on police bail and a sixth released without charge. Steve...
Posted On 02 Mar 2020 at 12:11 pm
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