Council urged to come clean as secret meeting reviews school transport failings

Failings in the home to school transport service for vulnerable children are to be discussed at a secret meeting today (Friday 26 March) by members of Brighton and Hove City Council. Councillors are due to discuss a report that the council promised would be “publicly published”...
Posted On 26 Mar 2021 at 12:05 am

School places petition fails to budge councillors on bulge classes

Campaigners fighting for secondary school places near their homes made sure councillors heard messages from school children who will have to travel miles without their friends. One parent, Anna Cole, spoke for the “Misplaced 62” – families whose children were not given a place at...

The fight for women’s rights goes on

Issues affecting women have been under a lot of focus this Women’s History Month, with the celebration of International Women’s Day on Monday 8 March quickly turning to collective grief over the tragic killing of Sarah Everard, which combined with fury over the anti-democratic...
Posted On 26 Mar 2021 at 12:01 am

Traveller vans can stay at Brighton site until coronavirus restrictions end

Travellers’ vans parked on council-owned land will not be moved on until the coronavirus lockdown restrictions are lifted. Brighton and Hove City Council is taking legal action to remove vehicles from Black Road, in Madeira Drive, and move on van dwellers parked in East Brighton...

Neighbours oppose plan for 5G mast on roof of Hove flats

Neighbours are fighting plans to instal a 5G mobile phone mast on the roof of their building and cabinets in the garden. Mobile phone companies EE and Three have submitted a joint application to instal six masts on Coombe Lea, a 1960s block in Grand Avenue, within The Avenues...

Heaven 17 announce rescheduled Brighton concert

Synthpop legends, Heaven 17, have announced the new date for their rescheduled 2021 Brighton performance. This is actually quite a way off, but knowing Heaven 17 live performances, it will most certainly be worth it. The date for your dairy is Saturday 28th May 2022, yes 2022!...
Posted On 25 Mar 2021 at 6:34 pm

Just desserts for alcoholic ice cream parlour

An alcoholic ice cream parlour called Mr Tipsy can open after being granted a premises licence by Brighton and Hove City Council. The owner, Tom Gathercole, agreed to accept a number of licence conditions after Sussex Police and the council initially objected to his plans. Their...

Two cars crash while swerving to avoid wood falling from lorry on A27 Brighton bypass

Two cars crashed while swerving to avoid wood falling from a lorry on the A27 Brighton bypass this morning (Thursday 25 March). Sussex Police said: “The driver of one of the cars sustained slight injuries. “Two child passengers were very shaken up. “It could have been so much...
Posted On 25 Mar 2021 at 5:48 pm

Handyman spared prison over cannabis factory

A judge told a Brighton handyman that the sophistication of a cannabis factory he set up in his home was testament to his talents as a “skilled artisan”. David Haddrell, 58, was caught red handed with scores of cannabis plants – some growing, some drying and...
Posted On 25 Mar 2021 at 5:24 pm

The Undertones & Hugh Cornwell announce rescheduled Brighton gig

Oh my word! This is certainly not one to miss! The Undertones AND ex Stranglers frontman Hugh Cornwell will both be performing in Brighton on the same bill at the popular CHALK venue next year! The Undertones emerged from Derry, Northern Ireland in 1974, the result of five...
Posted On 25 Mar 2021 at 4:51 pm