Council defends anti-racism strategy as British Nigerian mother criticises its ‘harmful approach’

A British Nigerian mother wrote to several councillors after becoming concerned about the approach to anti-racism training being adopted by Brighton and Hove City Council. Despite contacting councillors last November, Bola Anike said: “I have not heard back from any of you.” She...

The last of the ‘unaccompanied’ refugee children have left Hoogstraten’s Hove hotels

Two hotels in Hove where “unaccompanied asylum-seeking children” were billeted are no longer being used as a temporary home for the youngsters. The use of the two hotels, along with a third nearby hotel where families have been housed, attracted criticism because the premises are...

An intimate evening with UK Subs frontman Charlie Harper

CHARLIE HARPER + COCKWOMBLE – THE CON CLUB, LEWES 6.3.22 Punk legend and UK Subs frontman, Charlie Harper, was this evening rockin’ The Con Club in Lewes with support from Cockwomble. It was a unique experience and one I was glad to attend. The Con Club is a not-for-profit...
Posted On 07 Mar 2022 at 7:49 pm

Council renames housing block in memory of Brighton teacher

A new housing block for homeless people is being named after an inspirational Brighton teacher who died suddenly. Manoj Natha-Hansen, who worked at St Martin’s Primary School, died of an undiagnosed heart condition in September 2020. Now Gladstone Court, next door to the school...

Breakfast with the Archbishop of Canterbury

On Saturday, together with 250 leaders from Brighton and Hove including the chair of the BHT Sussex Board of Trustees, Kelvin MacDonald, I had the privilege of having breakfast with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Archbishop Welby spoke about leadership. He was...
Posted On 07 Mar 2022 at 3:29 pm

Lewes Road sex pest jailed

A man who persistently harassed women with sexual and other offensive comments as they walked along Lewes Road has been jailed and banned from entering two shops. Jamie Lee Parsons, 31, unemployed of Stanley Court, Lewes Road, Brighton, admitted causing a public nuisance by...
Posted On 07 Mar 2022 at 11:47 am