Councillor in charge of school transport was kept in the dark about changes

A councillor formerly in charge of schools and education policy in Brighton and Hove said that he had not been properly briefed about changes to home to school transport. Veteran Labour councillor Les Hamilton spoke out during a debate about the resulting problems with the...

Updated sex lessons to include pornography, consent and online safety

Teenagers will be taught about pornography, consent and online safety in school as part of compulsory new lessons on relationships, sex and health. Councillors were told that changes to the law meant that primary school children would be required to have lessons in relationships...

Councillors vote to beef up anti-racist education in schools

Teaching staff at schools across Brighton and Hove will receive more training to deal with institutional racism and bias. Members of the council’s Children, Young People and Skills Committee agreed to look at the training aimed at giving teachers “practical tools” to teach about...

Hove pub applies to stay open later

A community is divided over a pub’s plans to add an hour on to its weekend opening times. Neighbours are concerned about noise from the Garden Bar, in Portland Road, Hove, as its owner Abiru Limited has applied to stay open until 1am on Saturday and Sunday mornings. A...