Council tax debts forecast to total almost £5m across Brighton and Hove

People in Brighton and Hove are almost £5 million behind with their council tax payments, councillors were told last night (Thursday 3 December). And firms are expected to owe more than £7 million in business rates by the end of the financial year in March. The level of arrears...

Council agrees to extend help for rough sleepers

Former rough sleepers and people at risk of rough sleeping in Brighton and Hove can now be housed until the end of next March. Details were shared at a “virtual” meeting of senior councillors last night (Thursday 3 December). Brighton and Hove City Council was given government...

Green councillor wins apology over ‘ageist’ remarks

An independent councillor has apologised to a Green colleague for making remarks about her age which had the “potential to amount to a breach” of a code of conduct. Councillor Bridget Fishleigh posted the apology on her Facebook page – Bridget By The Sea – as well as sending it...
Posted On 04 Dec 2020 at 7:12 pm

Universal basic income: a Green dystopian vision?

Let me paint two pictures of universal basic income: one dystopian and one utopian. But which is which? The first scenario – everyone receives £1,200 a month (can you live on anything less in Brighton?) on top of their current benefits. Everyone can then negotiate confidently...
Posted On 04 Dec 2020 at 5:37 pm

Hove bar owner attacks neighbours over objections

The millionaire owner of a new Hove bar has launched a blistering attack on his neighbours, accusing them of of “undermining the community” by objecting to his plans. Venture capitalist Luke Davis has transformed the former View nightclub, renaming it Rockwater and...
Posted On 04 Dec 2020 at 4:50 pm

G-force wouldn’t have impaired Shoreham crash pilot’s judgement, experts say

Aviation experts say there is no evidence to support the Shoreham airshow crash pilot’s claim his judgement was affected by G-force. Andy Hill was cleared of 11 counts of gross negligence manslaughter after the jury heard his “serious misjudgement” could have...
Posted On 04 Dec 2020 at 1:16 pm

Bank renews six-figure deal to support students at Sussex

A leading bank has signed a six-figure deal with Sussex University to support more students over the next three years. It will bring the total invested by Santander bank in Sussex students to more than £1 million in about 10 years. The university said today (Friday 4 December...
Posted On 04 Dec 2020 at 12:25 pm

Lockdown driver banned for doing 150mph on the A27

A driver who was filmed by police doing 150mph on the A27 between Brighton and Lewes during lockdown has been disqualified from driving. Sussex Police today released this video of Maeteusz Kryskow, 33, speeding past PC Andre Owen on the eastbound carriageway on 10 May. PC Owen...
Posted On 04 Dec 2020 at 12:00 pm

Man arrested over early morning fight

A man was arrested yesterday morning after several calls about a fight between two men and a woman in a quiet Brighton street. Police were first called to reports of a disturbance in a flat Havelock Road at 6.30am. They then received more calls saying a fight had broken out in...
Posted On 04 Dec 2020 at 11:07 am