Strike needs to be resolved now along with deep-rooted problems at Cityclean

I have been contacted by constituents about the current bin strikes and the impact they are having in the city. Like them, I am concerned that it hasn’t been possible for Brighton and Hove City Council and the GMB, the trade union who represent Cityclean staff, to reach a...
Posted On 13 Oct 2021 at 7:56 pm

Council to seek outside help to resolve bin strike

Brighton and Hove City Council is to seek outside help to resolve the bin lorry drivers strike. The decision was taken by senior councillors at the end of a heated six-hour meeting at Hove Town Hall this evening (Wednesday 13 October). Labour persuaded the ruling Greens to follow...

Teenage girl sexually assaulted on bus from Newhaven to Brighton

A teenage girl was sexually assaulted on a bus from Newhaven to Brighton, police said this afternoon (Wednesday 13 October). Sussex Police said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to a sexual assault on a teenager in Newhaven. “Officers are investigating after receiving a report...
Posted On 13 Oct 2021 at 6:40 pm

Don’t call us terrorists! Union demands apology after councillor’s bin strike claim

A union official has demanded an apology from a councillor who said that striking bin lorry drivers were acting like terrorists. The remarks – made by Conservative councillor Joe Miller – provoked uproar, with GMB bosses writing immediately to those councillors and officials who...
Posted On 13 Oct 2021 at 6:07 pm

The Urban Voodoo Machine – Two Brighton gig reports

THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE + ALAN CLAYTON – THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 8.10.21 & THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE + KELLEY SWINDALL + TENSHEDS – THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 9.10.21 What could be better than an evening in the company of The Urban Voodoo Machine? Well, how...
Posted On 13 Oct 2021 at 5:06 pm

Stolen French bulldog found in Brighton

A French bulldog who was stolen in Cambridgeshire six months ago has been reunited with her family after she was handed into RSPCA Brighton. The two-year-old dog – named Cherry – had been sold for £250, far below the usual sale price for the breed to a man in...
Posted On 13 Oct 2021 at 4:09 pm

Police appeal for help identifying thugs who shouted abuse at BBC reporter

Police have appealed for help in identifying three men who abused a TV reporter as she broadcast from a Brighton street. Fiona Irving, from BBC South East Today, was speaking to camera in Roedale Road near the Hollingbury pub in Brighton shortly after 6.30pm on Tuesday 5 October...
Posted On 13 Oct 2021 at 2:59 pm

Labour blasts Greens over bin strike and urges fire safety measures for tower blocks

The joint Labour opposition leader John Allcock blasted the Greens for their handling of the bin lorry drivers strike this afternoon (Wednesday 13 October). Councillor Allcock also called for a “fire safety exemption” for bins stores under tower blocks which, he said, members of...
Posted On 13 Oct 2021 at 2:24 pm

Openness is crucial to win back public trust

It should be obvious that public trust is of the utmost importance. Yet when I was Home Secretary it was clear that levels of trust, particularly among some sectors of society, weren’t where they should be. That is why I introduced measures to improve transparency, and key among...
Posted On 13 Oct 2021 at 2:02 pm

The Ramonas push back one of their two Sussex concerts to early next year

The Ramones are absolute legends. There’s just no denying it and here we are more than two decades since their sad demise and interest in all things Ramones is higher than ever – enter The Ramonas – who will be heading out on tour this Autumn in celebration of 45...
Posted On 13 Oct 2021 at 12:05 pm
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