Bin strike latest: Council chiefs may call in outside arbitrators

Outside experts may be called in to try to resolve the strike by bin lorry drivers at Brighton and Hove City Council’s rubbish and recycling service Cityclean. The prospect is among the options set out in a report to senior councillors before a special meeting of the council’s...
Posted On 12 Oct 2021 at 9:46 pm

The Slow Readers Club celebrate ‘The Joy Of The Return’ to gigging

THE SLOW READERS CLUB + SAD BOYS CLUB + SHADY BABY – CHALK, BRIGHTON 11.10.21 Manchester’s four piece The Slow Readers Club who specialise in indie electro doom pop, were finally back in Brighton after covid had played havoc with their scheduling. This concert should have...
Posted On 12 Oct 2021 at 8:59 pm

Council chiefs prolong bin strike with yo-yo pay offer, says union official

Senior officials at Brighton and Hove City Council have been accused of bringing pay into the bin strike by raising the prospect of including lorry drivers on a higher pay scale. The GMB union said that pay was not the reason for the bin lorry drivers walking out last week but...
Posted On 12 Oct 2021 at 8:53 pm

Brighton sex attack suspect arrested

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out a sex attack on a woman in Brighton four days ago. The 18-year-old suspect was in the cells, awaiting interview, having been arrested this morning (Tuesday 12 October). Sussex Police said this afternoon: “Detectives...
Posted On 12 Oct 2021 at 7:51 pm

Hove campaign group urges neighbours to fight flats scheme as developer appeals

Campaigners fighting plans for a block of 94 flats have urged neighbours to oppose a developer’s appeal. Brighton and Hove City Council refused planning permission for RKO Developments’ £32 million scheme in Cromwell Road, on the corner of Palmeira Avenue, in Hove, in September...

Grassroots footballers start petition calling for safer pitches

Grassroots footballers are petitioning for safer pitches and better changing rooms after finding facilities in a “disgusting” state. Divino Royals FC set up a petition on the website Change.org after they were shocked by the state of the pitch and changing rooms at...

Trans row professor accuses union of ending her career at Sussex University

The philosophy professor who has been the subject of a protest by trans rights supporters said today that her former union “has just effectively ended my career at Sussex University”. My former union branch @sussexucu has just effectively ended my career at Sussex University....
Posted On 12 Oct 2021 at 1:31 pm

Old Shoreham Road bike train launched to get kids to school after cycle lane ripped out

Parents gutted at the removal of the Old Shoreham Road cycle lane have started up a bike train so their children can continue to ride safely to school. The cycle lane was removed last month after Labour and Conservative councillors voted to scrap it because of complaints from...
Posted On 12 Oct 2021 at 12:42 pm

Women and girls do not receive the protection they need nor the justice they deserve

We heard the great news last week that my office has been awarded nearly £1 million to tackle violence against women and girls in the latest round of the government’s Safer Streets funding scheme. The events of the past few weeks have brought the epidemic of violence against...
Posted On 12 Oct 2021 at 12:05 am