Mayor’s expenses debate descends into row over fraud claims and ‘slapdash’ system

A debate about a former mayor’s expenses descended into a heated row during which claims of fraud were made and the council was accused of being slapdash with taxpayers’ money. Councillors were debating an internal audit report on expenses claims submitted by fellow councillor...

Brighton tennis player bows out of Wimbledon

Brighton tennis player Sonay Kartal has been beaten in the first round of the ladies’ singles and doubles at Wimbledon. The 20-year-old British number nine made her grand slam debut on Court 16 yesterday (Tuesday 28 June) when she lost in three sets. And today she paired up with...
Posted On 29 Jun 2022 at 6:43 pm

Sussex claim first County Championship victory since April last year

Opener Ali Orr made a career-best 141 as Sussex pulled off a remarkable run chase against Derbyshire to claim their first win since April 2021 in the LV= County Championship. Orr was superbly supported by Tom Alsop and Mohammad Rizwan, who made 55 and 76 not out respectively, at...

‘GMB 3’ deny obstructing highway during strike

GMB3 plead not guilty as charged as “we’re all innocent!”with case adjourned to #Brighton in November. The fight continues ✊ Defend the right to strike. Solidarity with @jannerinsussex @GMBSussexBranch pic.twitter.com/pPolyu2n0e — Nick Chaffey (@SouthernSP) June 29, 2022...
Posted On 29 Jun 2022 at 4:32 pm

Road casualties rise in Brighton and Hove

More people were injured on Brighton and Hove’s roads last year, new figures suggest, but the numbers remained lower than before the pandemic. One person died on the roads of Brighton and Hove last year, down from three in 2020 and six in 2017. He was Bartosz “Bart” Gluszynski,...
Posted On 29 Jun 2022 at 3:52 pm

Portslade crossing closure announcement sparks confusion

A warning that Portslade station level crossing was due to close for four days was taken back within hours of being issued this morning. Both Brighton and Hove Buses and Brighton and Hove City Council tweeted about the closure, which they said was due to an electrical fault. The...
Posted On 29 Jun 2022 at 2:52 pm

Women reported 1,700 rapes last year but just 22 men were convicted

More than 1,700 women reported being raped in Sussex last year – more than 30 a week – but just 50 rape trials took place and 22 men were convicted, according to new figures. The data emerged days after the government announced a new pilot court scheme to try to increase low...
Posted On 29 Jun 2022 at 12:20 am

Previously outstanding Brighton school rated good by Ofsted

A Brighton school has been rated good by Ofsted after its first official inspection in 15 years. Stanford Infant School was previously rated outstanding in 2007, since when it has become harder to earn the watchdog’s top grade. Two inspectors visited the school, in Highcroft...
Posted On 29 Jun 2022 at 12:02 am