RISE contract verdict was fair say council chiefs as 20,000 sign petition

Brighton and Hove City Council has defended the decision that cost a Brighton domestic violence charity a £5 million contract. Senior councillors shared their shock when the situation was raised at a budget meeting. And they promised to look into the decision that will lead to...

Masterchef winner launches new drinks range with former Hove councillor

Masterchef winner Steven Edwards has teamed up with former councillor Andrew Wealls to create a new vermouth which went on sale for the first time this week. Mr Edwards, 34, who owns Etch, in Church Road, Hove, helped to create SE Dry – one of the three vermouths made by the...
Posted On 19 Feb 2021 at 8:29 pm

40 MPs, including Brighton’s Caroline Lucas, tell Chancellor and PM, act now or see ‘extinction’ of UK nightlife

Yesterday, Caroline Lucas (the Brighton Pavilion MP) along with other MPs told the Chancellor and PM to act now or see the ‘extinction’ of UK nightlife. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Night Time Economy, a cross-party group of more than 40 MPs, has just...
Posted On 19 Feb 2021 at 5:20 pm

Brighton born Kideko launches new label ‘Make Em Move’ with first single ‘Cubanito’

With a plethora of success under his belt from radio anthems to club weapons, esteemed UK producer Kideko has today launched his own label ‘Make Em Move’ with first single ‘Cubanito’. Causing a stir since breaking through back in 2015, Kideko has become a prominent face on the...
Posted On 19 Feb 2021 at 4:12 pm

Suspect held after woman reports being raped in Portslade

A man has been arrested and bailed after a woman reported being raped in Mile Oak earlier this week. Sussex Police said: “Police investigating a report of a woman being raped in Portslade are appealing for witnesses to come forwards. “Officers wish to speak to anyone who...
Posted On 19 Feb 2021 at 4:07 pm

Brighton Dome refurbishment progresses and receives Heritage Recovery Funding

Brighton Dome has revealed the latest stage in the refurbishment of the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre. The Grade I and Grade II listed buildings, located on the historic Royal Pavilion Estate, are being revitalised as arts venues and facilities in the centre of Brighton. The...
Posted On 19 Feb 2021 at 3:20 pm

Uber drivers win court fight for workers rights

Uber drivers are workers – not contractors – the Supreme Court has ruled, giving them rights to holiday pay, the minimum wage and rest breaks. Their status was settled at the end of a four-year legal fight, with law firm Leigh Day saying: “Tens of thousands of Uber drivers can...
Posted On 19 Feb 2021 at 1:21 pm

From diversity and inclusion to budgets and recovery, Labour keeps its focus

February marks LGBTQ+ History Month. This year’s theme is “Body, Mind, Spirit” and the aim is to raise awareness and promote equality and diversity in both education and wider society by increasing the visibility of LGBTQ+ people and celebrating their lives, experiences and...
Posted On 19 Feb 2021 at 12:10 am