Councillor urges fresh look at i360 business case

A councillor wants to see the information that persuaded the council to broker a £36 million loan for the Brighton i360. Conservative councillor Samer Bagaeen called for an assessment of all professional reports and council documents relating to the business case for the i360...

Labour quits and hands power to Greens in Brighton and Hove

The Labour Party agreed to stand aside this evening and hand power in Brighton and Hove back to the Greens. Labour said “Following the Green Party’s rejection of Labour’s offer of power-sharing – and since becoming the largest party on Brighton and Hove City Council with 19...
Posted On 21 Jul 2020 at 7:46 pm

We’re ready to run the council, say Greens

The Greens are ready to run Brighton and Hove City Council, the party said this evening (Tuesday 21 July). The leadership appeared to rule out seizing power from Labour – even though the Greens now have more councillors than any other party. But the Greens do not have a majority,...
Posted On 21 Jul 2020 at 7:21 pm

Missing Brighton mother and children found safe

A missing Brighton woman and her three children have been found safe within hours of a public appeal by the police for help tracing them. Hayley Williams, 42, and her three daughters – a seven-year-old and two five-year-olds – were all reported missing from Brighton on Sunday (19...
Posted On 21 Jul 2020 at 4:34 pm

Conservatives call on Labour council leader to quit

The Conservatives have called on the Labour leader of Brighton and Hove City Council to resign. They said that Councillor Nancy Platts’ position had become “untenable” after one Labour councillor was suspended and two others quit the party in the row about anti-semitism. The two...
Posted On 21 Jul 2020 at 12:42 pm

Brighton burglar jailed

A Kemp Town man has been jailed for burgling one home and trying to burgle another in Brighton. Mark Thursting, 57, unemployed, of Lower Rock Gardens, Brighton, was jailed for five years when he appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Wednesday (15 July). He pleaded guilty to charges of...
Posted On 21 Jul 2020 at 11:03 am

Moderate Labour councillors oppose Green alliance

Seven moderate Labour councillors say they oppose a coalition with the Greens amid the fallout of two fellow members quitting the party. Council leader Nancy Platts offered a power sharing arrangement to the Greens yesterday after an emergency meeting of the Labour group. The...
Posted On 21 Jul 2020 at 9:36 am