Why I’m not guilty of bringing council into disrepute for highlighting homeless figures ‘deception’

This is an edited version of the speech by Councillor Robert Nemeth at a Brighton and Hove City Council standards panel on Monday (21 September). He was accused of making comments that brought the council into disrepute and brought his office as a councillor into disrepute. He...
Posted On 25 Sep 2020 at 7:15 pm

Hotel worker assaulted during attempted burglary

A Brighton hotel worker was assaulted by a would-be burglar who then tried to grab a cash box in the early hours. The attack happened at 4am yesterday at Preston Park Hotel – just minutes before an attempted break-in nearby in Varndean Road. A man has been arrested and...
Posted On 25 Sep 2020 at 2:50 pm

Drugs worth £10k seized in Hove during huge county lines operation

Drugs worth £10,000 were seized during a raid on Hove this month during a massive county-wide operation aimed at disrupting county lines gangs. The cannabis and cocaine were found when officers executed a search warrant in Church Road Hove. A man and a woman were arrested on...
Posted On 25 Sep 2020 at 2:42 pm

Clubhouse could move to help Waterhall rewilding

Council plans to take over the rewilding of Waterhall golf course could see the old clubhouse removed. Members of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Tourism, Equalities, Communities and Culture Committee agreed the council should take on rewilding the site after a prospective...

Paloma Faith announces new album and Brighton gig

Paloma Faith will be performing at the Brighton Centre on Saturday 16th October 2021 as part of a 26 date tour for September – October 2021. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 2nd October 2020 at 10am priced from £39.50. Brighton Centre Box Office: 0844 8471515 /...
Posted On 25 Sep 2020 at 1:18 pm

New Hippodrome owners given grace period to make repairs

The new owners of Brighton Hippodrome have been told they must restore the building or face a hefty fine – but have been given a grace period to do the work. Brighton and Hove City Council was already in the process of issuing the order when the Grade II* listed theatre was...

Eight Brighton schools have positive coronavirus cases since start of term

Staff or pupils from at least eight Brighton and Hove schools have had a positive coronavirus test since the start of term. Brighton and Hove City Council said that as of yesterday, it had received reports from three secondary and five primary schools that a member of their...
Posted On 25 Sep 2020 at 10:58 am

Graffiti, litter and anti-social behaviour blight Brighton and Hove – but it doesn’t have to be this way

The city is not using key tools at its disposal to tackle anti-social behaviour If you talk to any long-standing resident of Brighton and Hove, the chances are they will mention the deteriorating state of the place. They will comment on worsening graffiti, litter and various...
Posted On 25 Sep 2020 at 12:10 am

If Conservatives are serious about protecting urban fringe, they should lobby colleagues in Westminster

City Plan Part 2 is a blueprint for providing homes and jobs, protecting the environment and guiding local planning decisions for the next decade. Almost 90 per cent of the land allocated for development is on brownfield sites, with 180 identified which could provide 8,000 homes....
Posted On 25 Sep 2020 at 12:01 am