Brighton’s ugliest office block to be brought back before planners

The office block once dubbed Brighton’s ugliest building could become “build to rent” flats if new plans are approved. Permission has already been granted to demolish Anston House, in Preston Road, and replace it with three blocks of flats up to 15 storeys high....

Grenfell rehousing chief takes town hall job in Brighton and Hove

The official who took charge of rehousing people left homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire has been appointed to a key post by Brighton and Hove City Council. Rachel Sharpe will start as Brighton and Hove’s interim executive director for housing, neighbourhoods and communities on...
Posted On 01 Jun 2020 at 6:38 pm

Labour should pay our care workers properly

I welcome the comments from the chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board indicating that she thinks care workers in Brighton and Hove are underpaid. Councillor Clare Moonan must now back these words up with action and address a discriminatory council pay policy that adversely...
Posted On 01 Jun 2020 at 4:32 pm

Climate activists call for more say in coronavirus recovery

Climate activists held a socially distanced protest by the Hove beach huts on Saturday to call for more say in how the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. Extinction Rebellion Brighton is calling for a citizens’ assembly to decide how to restructure the economy, and...
Posted On 01 Jun 2020 at 3:44 pm

More cycle lanes and road closures to be rushed through for coronavirus recovery

More pop-up cycle lanes and timed road closures could be rushed through in Brighton and Hove before shops and schools are due to open in two weeks’ time. Councillors from all three parties agreed the need for speedy progress towards a “healthy” recovery at the...

Four shortlisted to become new chief constable

The next chief constable of Sussex faces an interview panel today (Monday 1 June) with four candidates in the running. The Sussex police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne is due to announce her “preferred” candidate’s name tomorrow. And later this month the preferred candidate...
Posted On 01 Jun 2020 at 2:07 pm

Supercar seized on Brighton seafront

A bright green Lamborghini was seized in Brighton after officers spotted it speeding near pedestrians on the seafront. The supercar was spotted by firearms officers on Saturday and seized under powers which allow police to take cars which have previously been caught being driven...
Posted On 01 Jun 2020 at 12:27 pm

Missing Brighton boy found safe and well

A 15-year-old boy who went missing almost a week ago has been found safe and well. Sussex Police issued a public appeal for help finding Zak Craven on Friday (29 May). Today the force said: “A teenager reported missing on Tuesday (26 May) has been found safe and well. “Zak Craven...
Posted On 01 Jun 2020 at 10:07 am

Return to school under way but not in Brighton and Hove

Children have begun to return to primary schools around the country – but not in Brighton and Hove where the council and union leaders have said that it is not yet safe. Schools chief, Councillor John Allcock, told the BBC: “This is not a party political issue for us. It’s about...
Posted On 01 Jun 2020 at 9:34 am

Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal provisionally scheduled for Saturday 20 June

Albion are set to play Arsenal at the Amex on Saturday 20 June, three days after the Gunners take on Manchester City, according to the Talksport website. The Seagulls will then travel to Leicester seven days later to take on the Champions League chasing Foxes. Another potential...
Posted On 01 Jun 2020 at 12:15 am