Councillors sign off deal to settle bin strike in Brighton and Hove

The Conservatives have called for the privatisation of Cityclean, the council’s rubbish and recycling service, after a strike left mounds of rubbish across Brighton and Hove. Their call was rejected as the Greens backed the council’s deal with the GMB union to end the bin lorry...

Storm warning: wet and windy weather on the way

Brighton and Hove faces a day of wet and windy weather tomorrow (Wednesday 20 October). About half an inch of rain has been forecast to fall, with wind speeds approaching 30mph and gusts nearer 50mph at times. The Met Office issued a thunderstorm warning for a large part of the...
Posted On 19 Oct 2021 at 6:55 pm

Brighton hospital apprentice wins award for covid care

An apprentice at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton has won an award for her work in improving care for patients with the coronavirus. Meghann Creffield, 36, who works in the hospital’s pathology department, won the Outstanding Contribution by an Apprentice to an...
Posted On 19 Oct 2021 at 6:35 pm

Brighton man charged with sex attack and harassment

A Brighton man has been charged with carrying out a sex attack in Brighton and with harassing women over several months. Jamie Lee Parsons, 31, of Lewes Road, Brighton, appeared in court yesterday (Monday 18 October) and was remanded in custody to appear in the crown court next...
Posted On 19 Oct 2021 at 5:26 pm

Suspected drug dealer appears in Brighton court after being stopped near Hove station

A suspected drug dealer has appeared in court in Brighton after being stopped by police near Hove railway station. Gjon Meli, 34, was arrested in Denmark Villas, Hove, last Wednesday (13 October) and appeared before magistrates on Friday. Sussex Police said today (Tuesday 19...
Posted On 19 Oct 2021 at 5:07 pm

Eight rubbish fires reported during strike by bin lorry drivers

Eight rubbish fires were started late last week before senior council officials asked for a “dispensation” from the GMB union to start clearing bin stores beneath blocks of flats. Officials sought the dispensation as bin lorry drivers continued their strike but before a deal was...

The politics behind the bin strike in Brighton and Hove

With Brighton and Hove residents continuing to face piles of rubbish even as the official element of the bin strike draws to an end, many residents want answers about what was behind the dispute. It will be no surprise to residents that the Green Party is unable to communicate...
Posted On 19 Oct 2021 at 12:01 pm

Councillors call for more action to tackle violence against women and girls

Public buildings will be lit up in orange if councillors agree to support a campaign called 16 Days of Action to End Violence Against Women and Girls. Green councillor Steph Powell has backing from Labour councillor Amanda Grimshaw and Conservative Dee Simson for her call for...

Weed-infested pavements are putting people off walking, warns councillor

Weeds are putting people off “active travel” by deterring them from walking, a councillor has warned. Conservative councillor Robert Nemeth took aim at the Green Party’s push to encourage people to ditch their cars and switch to walking and cycling instead. He said: “Allowing...

Brighton venue faces fight to serve spirits on Halloween

A Brighton seafront venue hopes to serve up drinks for Halloween but the police want the haunt to be without spirits – or wine or beer. The Brighton Zip, in Madeira Drive, has served a temporary event notice (TEN) on Brighton and Hove City Council for this weekend, the Halloween...