Former Labour leader says sorry for ‘dumb’ councillors jibe

The former Labour leader of Brighton and Hove City Council has apologised for referring to three colleagues as “dumb” councillors. Councillor Daniel Yates also said sorry for using the words “detritus” and “mains sewerage” when referring to Labour’s efforts to tackle...
Posted On 22 Nov 2020 at 8:22 pm

As ‘anti-racist’ politicians selectively plunder our past, here’s the truth about Brighton’s attitude to the transatlantic slave trade

When drawing from academic work that traces forgotten histories, we can learn much about Brighton’s past. But as we build a picture of the town 200 years ago we should strive for accuracy – and remember the extraordinary part played by its people. Brighton was an abolition town....
Posted On 22 Nov 2020 at 6:28 pm

Campaign groups urge Sussex Police to review coronavirus fines

Two campaign groups have written to the chief constable of Sussex to ask her to review all the fixed penalty notices handed out under the coronavirus rules. They said that Sussex Police was one of 10 forces to have handed out the highest number of fines since the start of the...
Posted On 22 Nov 2020 at 1:31 pm

Firefighters tackle third-floor blaze at block of flats in Brighton

Firefighters spent more than an hour trying to put out a blaze in a third-floor flat in Brighton this morning (Sunday 22 November). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “Crews from Roedean, Preston Circus, Hove and Lewes, supported by crews from West Sussex Fire and Rescue...
Posted On 22 Nov 2020 at 12:50 pm