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