Council faces own cost of living crisis with £11m spending deficit forecast

The council is on track to overspend its budget by £11.6 million in the current financial year, according to a newly published forecast. This amounts to more than 5 per cent of the “general fund revenue budget” – which was set at £200 million for the 2022-23 financial year from...

Stereolab open UK tour with Brighton performance

STEREOLAB + NINA SAVARY – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 24.11.22 1263 days after their last performance at Brighton’s Concorde 2, art-rock legends Stereolab are back in action this evening. By my reckoning, this is their fifth performance in Brighton. Their first two were at the...
Posted On 25 Nov 2022 at 6:27 pm

Electrician threatened with two weeks in prison if he doesn’t pay £4.5k child maintenance

A Brighton electrician who splashed cash on pubs and takeaways while not paying child maintenance has been told to cough up or go to prison. James Swan, 36, ignored court orders requiring him to pay £4,575.56 to his ex partner, a debt which had built up from March 2017 to...
Posted On 25 Nov 2022 at 4:22 pm

Police offer £500 reward for help catching man wanted for Southwick assault

Police are offering a £500 reward as they hunt for the man suspected of carrying out a serious attack in Southwick more than a year ago. Marc Stinton, 38, is still wanted in connection with the attack in October last year, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Friday 25 November)....
Posted On 25 Nov 2022 at 4:03 pm

Reprieve for Brighton hostel as officials seek other ways to save money

A council-run hostel in Brighton has been given a reprieve after plans to close it were shelved this afternoon (Thursday 24 November). The decision ends uncertainty for up to 48 vulnerable adults who live at Glenwood Lodge, in Grand Parade, Brighton. And it means that about 20...
Posted On 25 Nov 2022 at 11:40 am

Drugs traces found again in Hove restaurant toilets

Traces of drugs have been found again in the toilets of a restaurant in Hove, prompting police to object to the owner’s application to stay open later. Sussex Police carried out a licensing inspection in August when Persia, in Church Road, previously applied for a late licence....