Boy on bus arrested in Hove on suspicion of carrying a knife

A 16-year-old boy on a bus was arrested on suspicion of having a knife after a 999 call from a worried member of the public. Sussex Police said: “Police in Brighton have arrested a teenager reported to be carrying a knife on a bus in Hove. “Officers attended Church Road on...
Posted On 28 Feb 2022 at 7:06 pm

Roof man arrested for burglary

A man was arrested for burglary after trying to escape from the roof of a block of flats. There was a heavy police presence on the corner of High Street and St James’s Street from about 5pm on Saturday as a cordon was put around the area. Officers sent several hours trying...
Posted On 28 Feb 2022 at 6:16 pm

Burglar gets out of jail with heartfelt letter

A career burglar narrowly avoided being sent back to prison after he wrote a judge a heartfelt letter pleading with him for a second chance. Jody Keating, 47, has 49 convictions for 211 offences on his record, most of them for burglaries and theft. He was back in court this...
Posted On 28 Feb 2022 at 5:23 pm

Neighbours oppose Greek restaurant’s bid to sell alcohol

A new Greek restaurant is facing opposition from its neighbours over its bid to sell alcohol. Real Greek Gyros in St James’s Street, Brighton, opened last December. It has knocked through the former Mac Doner and Cafe Bean units – for which it has applied for...

The clamour over cladding and why targeting developers may not be the best solution

When the tragedy at Grenfell occurred it exposed what has rapidly become this century’s asbestos – a widely fitted building component that has the ability to harm the innocent occupants. Unlike asbestos it cannot be managed and must be removed, quickly. The question remains who...
Posted On 28 Feb 2022 at 12:13 pm

What we are doing to help Ukraine

I wanted to update you on the tragic situation in Ukraine. We have all seen the terrible images of war in Europe, with an attack on a sovereign democracy and a friend. I want to assure you that the UK government is doing all it can to help and was the first country in the world...
Posted On 28 Feb 2022 at 11:07 am

A few insights into setting the council’s budget

This was my first budget as both co-leader of the Labour group and finance lead. I found the process fascinating and, as I said in my speech, the input and support from officers was amazing. We agreed the budget finally just before 10pm – without support from the Conservative...
Posted On 28 Feb 2022 at 10:46 am