Tories pan Greens in motion on public toilets

The Conservatives have blamed the Greens for “disastrous” policy choices in a motion on public toilets. They said that “insourcing” the cleaning and maintenance from contractor Healthmatic had failed and was the reason behind proposals to close more toilets and bring in charges....

Does Brighton have a woman problem?

The other day I attended a screening in Brighton of the critically acclaimed film Adult Human Female. It explores the challenges posed to women’s rights by sexist trans activism, including the way that gender “self-identification” can be used by abusive males to target women and...
Posted On 30 Jan 2023 at 10:40 pm

Parent plans challenge to proposed Arts Award cut

A worried mother plans to ask councillors why they propose removing funding for a qualification designed to encourage young people back into education. Atlanta Cook was delighted when her teenage daughter reached the top of the waiting list to participate in the Arts Award...

Indian street food chain sets opening date for Brighton restaurant

A South Indian street food chain has set the opening date for its Brighton restaurant while attracting investment from a private equity funder. Mowgli is taking bookings for its new premises in the old Oasis shop on the corner of Duke’s Lane and Middle Street from Friday 24...
Posted On 30 Jan 2023 at 6:40 pm

Brighton man charged with burglary

A man from Brighton has been charged with burgling a house in Crowborough on Saturday (28 January). Daniel Taylor, 34, of Lynchet Close, Hollingdean, is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court today (Monday 30 January). Taylor has been charged with burglary with intent to...
Posted On 30 Jan 2023 at 11:51 am

The Who to end British tour in Hove

The Who have announced their first British tour for six years, ending with a concert at the Sussex county cricket ground in Hove. The band will play with a full orchestra and the support act will be UB40 featuring Ali Campbell. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (3 February) on...
Posted On 30 Jan 2023 at 10:25 am

Tom Jones to play open-air concert in Brighton

The singer Tom Jones is to perform at an open-air concert in Brighton this summer on the first night of his latest tour. Tickets are due to go on sale on Friday (3 February). The organisers said this morning (Monday 30 January): “International icon Tom Jones will be heading to...
Posted On 30 Jan 2023 at 9:35 am

Even with national problems, locally we have to do the right thing

I have submitted a request to the chief executive of Brighton and Hove City Council for an emergency extraordinary meeting of the full council to be held within a week. The purpose of the meeting would be to discuss legal avenues available to the council to make urgent...
Posted On 30 Jan 2023 at 12:28 am

We will do what it takes to restore trust in police

Trust in police was shaken again when we heard that a serving police officer is a serial rapist. He exploited his warrant card and status to coerce, abuse and rape women over a 20-year period. David Carrick was an armed police officer who was still entrusted with protecting...
Posted On 29 Jan 2023 at 1:31 pm

FA Cup Round 4 – Brighton and Hove Albion v Liverpool

Brighton and Hove Albion take on Liverpool at the Amex today (Sunday 29 January) looking for a second home win in 15 days against the Reds. Jason Steele takes over between the sticks and Adam Webster returns to the defence, with Tariq Lamptey also among those named in the...
Posted On 29 Jan 2023 at 1:11 pm