It’s a pay rise all round for the new Green administration

It’s a pay rise for the Green group on Brighton and Hove City Council as the new administration shares the wealth among its members. After Labour’s shameful collapse last week, the Greens have seized control of the council’s executive administration and set about making bold...
Posted On 31 Jul 2020 at 10:49 pm

Care homes unable to carry out coronavirus tests, says Brighton MP

Care homes in Brighton and Hove are not being supplied with coronavirus tests despite a pledge by the government, Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas told the Prime Minister today (Friday 31 July). The Green MP told Boris Johnson that there was a shocking lack of covid-19 testing...
Posted On 31 Jul 2020 at 9:40 pm

Brighton and Hove councillors approve financial help for Royal Pavilion and Museums

The coronavirus restrictions look likely to cost the Royal Pavilion about £1 million in lost revenues, councillors were told yesterday (Thursday 30 July). And losses could mount further if visitor numbers fail to pick up quickly, especially with lost bookings from groups,...

Sussex Police appoints new deputy chief constable

Sussex Police has appointed a new deputy chief constable after the previous deputy, Jo Shiner, was promoted to chief constable of Sussex. The force said: “Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Julia Chapman has today been confirmed in the role as the second most senior police officer...
Posted On 31 Jul 2020 at 6:18 pm

Teen abducted in Brighton

A 17-year-old was abducted in Brighton in broad daylight by two men and dumped nearer the town centre. Sussex Police said that the abduction happened just before 3pm yesterday (Thursday 30 July) and that several vehicles appear to have passed where the boy was bundled into a car....
Posted On 31 Jul 2020 at 5:04 pm

Friends Centre in Brighton to close with the loss of 46 jobs

The Friends Centre is to close with the loss of 46 jobs despite the promise of a £100,000 lifeline from Brighton and Hove City Council. The adult learning centre is due to go into administration today (Friday 31 July), with just one part-time member of staff expected to transfer...
Posted On 31 Jul 2020 at 12:08 am

Conservatives deride claims that people in tents in Brighton parks are ‘holidaymakers’

Conservative councillors have reacted with derision to claims that people sleeping in tents in places like the Old Steine gardens were “holidaymakers”. Former council leader Mary Mears said that it was a sign that her political rivals were “out of touch”. Councillor Mears, who...
Posted On 30 Jul 2020 at 5:41 pm

Council and health chiefs are urged to do more to help ethnic minority staff

The death of George Floyd in America and the Black Lives Matter protests there and in Brighton have prompted council and health chiefs to look harder at the way they work. A council committee heard more about their aims as well as first-hand insights and advice from two “invited...

Brighton University experts solve secret of Stonehenge

Experts from Brighton University have solved one of the great secrets of Stonehenge after two years of research. They said that almost all of the giant sarsen stones at the ancient site were brought from West Woods, about 20 miles to the north, near Marlborough, in Wiltshire. The...
Posted On 30 Jul 2020 at 12:05 am

Brighton & Hove Albion sign Dutch international defender

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed Dutch international defender Joel Veltman from Ajax. It’s another foray into the Eredivisie for the Seagulls. The 28-year-old Dutch international, who can play in central defence or as a right-back, has joined the club on a three-year...
Posted On 29 Jul 2020 at 9:30 pm