Government cash and hard decisions help council finance chiefs fill £51m budget black hole

The budget black hole created by the response to the coronavirus pandemic has been filled for the time being, senior councillors were told yesterday (Thursday 11 February). A £51 million deficit looked possible at the start of the first lockdown almost a year ago for Brighton and...

Shock as Brighton domestic violence charity loses £5m contract

Councillors shared their shock and concern when asked why domestic violence charity RISE had lost its contract to provide support for victims in Brighton and Hove. The charity was recently told that it had not won contracts worth £5 million over seven years as part of the £13...

Bungling Brighton kidnappers jailed

Three bungling kidnappers have been jailed for snatching a man from the street and wounding him in what a court was told may have been a dispute about drugs. Adam Maxwell, Adam Powney and Regan White kidnapped 28-year-old Adam Scoble in broad daylight in The Avenue, in Brighton,...
Posted On 12 Feb 2021 at 7:34 pm

Historic Brighton street restored

A nineteenth-century street part-demolished in the 1970s during Brighton’s slum clearance is being restored as part of a modern development. Only a small section of Mighell Street, behind the Amex offices, still exists with just a handful of buildings surviving, including a...
Posted On 12 Feb 2021 at 2:58 pm

Missing girl could be in Brighton

UPDATE: Maisie Stretch has been found safe, Sussex Police said on Sunday 14 February. A 16-year-old girl who has gone missing from Hastings is believed to have travelled to Brighton and there are concerns for her safety and welfare. Maisie Stretch was last seen at her home in the...
Posted On 12 Feb 2021 at 10:31 am

Unions are more important than ever

We are living in unparalleled times and along with the tragic loss of life and damage to health, we’ve also seen the huge risk the pandemic poses to workers’ jobs, pay, safety and conditions. That is why trade unions are more important than ever and I am supporting #HeartUnions...
Posted On 12 Feb 2021 at 12:05 am