Labour will end council overspending and reduce burden of cuts on residents

At the Policy and Resources Committee last Thursday (1 December), the true scale of the financial crisis facing the council became clear. Currently, the council is suffering an overspend of more than £11 million in this financial year, with a recruitment freeze for all but the...
Posted On 06 Dec 2022 at 11:26 pm

New York’s ‘CG8’ take Brighton by storm

CUMGIRL8 – THE HOPE AND RUIN, BRIGHTON 4.12.22 Tonight I was literally praying that the England vs Senegal World Cup Game wouldn’t run into extra time, as I, myself, had some running to do of my own! Thankfully the whistle blew for a three nil victory and a meeting with...
Posted On 06 Dec 2022 at 10:38 pm

Inquest opens into death of patient found hanging outside Brighton hospital

An inquest has been opened into the death of a mental health patient who was found hanging outside the accident and emergency (A&E) department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, in Brighton. At Brighton and Hove Coroner’s Court today (Tuesday 6 December) coroner’s officer...
Posted On 06 Dec 2022 at 7:09 pm

Six men charged with drug dealing in Brighton

Six men have been charged with drug dealing in Brighton, Sussex Police said today (Tuesday 6 December). The force said: “Police in Brighton and Hove have charged six men with supplying class A drugs and seized more than £30,000-worth of illegal substances. “Officers witnessed a...
Posted On 06 Dec 2022 at 6:02 pm

Bus window smashed by ‘eggs and stones’

Passengers had to get off a bus after a window was smashed by ‘eggs and stones’ thrown at it. The number 2 bus was driving through Woodingdean when an object smashed the driver’s window last Thursday (1 December). No one was hurt, but the bus had to be taken off...
Posted On 06 Dec 2022 at 12:01 pm

Whitehawk primary school ‘requires improvement’

A Whitehawk school has been rated as needing improvement after a challenging pandemic years and a high staff turnover. In the latest Ofsted report, St Mark’s CE Primary School’s quality of education and early years provision were graded as requires improvement – the second...
Posted On 06 Dec 2022 at 11:18 am

Time for this council to get its priorities right

The Local Government Association publishes a councillor workbook for local government finance. This workbook maps the way local councils receive their funding and highlights both the legal and best practice requirements in managing a council’s financial affairs. It provides...
Posted On 06 Dec 2022 at 9:09 am

Humpback whale spotted off Brighton

#Humpbackwhale sighted off #Brighton. Thanks to Gary Rice for this footage taken December 5th just outside #BrightonMarina.We believe this whale is likely to be the same individual sighted last week at the Port of #Dover. Please report any further sightings. #whale #sussex...
Posted On 06 Dec 2022 at 8:55 am

Brighton Mods dig the old breed 40 years on

FROM THE JAM + BUZZCOCKS + BIG COUNTRY – BRIGHTON CENTRE 3.12.22 On this day, Friday 3 December 1982, I saw The Jam play their third night of five at Wembley Arena, and yes I attended all five nights. It’s just eight days short of the 40th anniversary of their last ever gig...
Posted On 06 Dec 2022 at 12:21 am

Trial date set for Portslade motorcyclist charged with dangerous driving

A Portslade motorcyclist charged with dangerous driving will face a trial by jury in the crown court in March. Aaron Barrett, 32, was formally arraigned at Hove Crown Court yesterday (Monday 5 November) before Judge Jeremy Gold. Barrett, formerly of George Williams Mews, off...
Posted On 06 Dec 2022 at 12:05 am
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