Ambulance workers vote to strike in pay dispute

Ambulance workers in two more unions have voted to strike over pay, raising the prospect of widespread industrial action before Christmas. The GMB union said that 10,000 of its ambulance members backed walkouts across nine trusts in England and Wales including the South East...

Brighton MP slates tax breaks for oil and gas companies

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas has criticised the government for giving tax breaks to oil and gas companies when their profits are going up on the back of the cost of living. The Green MP spoke out during a House of Commons debate on tax measures in the Chancellor’s autumn...
Posted On 30 Nov 2022 at 8:12 pm

Councillors complain that standards regime ‘lacks teeth’

Councillors want more teeth for the “standards” regime – which handles complaints about the conduct of councillors – after learning that at least one member had been not responding to questions. They were debating a report to Brighton and Hove City Council’s Audit and Standards...

Councillor repays the expenses that he said he hadn’t claimed

A councillor has returned expenses payments after a complaint that he had said on social media that he had never claimed for child care. Green councillor Tom Druitt repaid the money claimed – and to which he was entitled – after four Brighton and Hove City Council meetings after...

Coroner apologies to Shoreham airshow families over 7-year wait for answers

A coroner has apologised to the families of 11 men who were killed in the Shoreham Airshow tragedy for their seven-year wait for answers. West Sussex senior coroner Penelope Schofield expressed her “deepest regret” that the ordeal endured by relatives of those who died had be...
Posted On 30 Nov 2022 at 3:58 pm

Man arrested after reports of gun being brandished

A man is in custody this afternoon after being arrested following reports of a gun being brandished. Police were called to an address in Beaconsfield Road, Brighton, this morning, just after 6.15pm. The road was closed for about two hours while armed police swooped on the...
Posted On 30 Nov 2022 at 2:58 pm

Brighton is a lot closer to Canada than you might think

‘VARIOUS ARTISTS’, ‘M FOR MONTREAL’ – MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA 16-19.11.22 Specifically, Brighton’s The Great Escape festival and Canada’s M for Montreal (M pour Montréal) are extremely close cousins…with both having been founded by the musical maestro, Martin Elbourne....

Brighton film and TV producer Derek Granger dies aged 101

Brideshead Revisited producer Derek Granger has died at the age of 101. During his TV career, Granger also produced ITV’s long-running soap Coronation Street in its early days from 1961-1962 when he worked at Granada Television, now known as ITV Granada. A statement from his...
Posted On 30 Nov 2022 at 1:53 pm

Hove bank earmarked for closure after pandemic hits footfall

HSBC will close its Hove branch next spring because not enough people are using it since the pandemic. The branch in Church Road is one of 114 across the county which are earmarked for closure. Its final day will be May 23. HSBC stressed that it hopes to redeploy all its...
Posted On 30 Nov 2022 at 1:29 pm

Council rejects call to publish expenses claims each month

A call to publish the amount of expenses claimed by councillors every month has been rejected because of a lack of staff. Conservative councillor Anne Meadows pushed for the figures to be published monthly after it took five months for Brighton and Hove City Council to post...
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