Whistleblowers in Brighton and Hove need clearer rules

Brighton and Hove City Council’s approach to whistleblowers has been criticised by an independent report. The Audit Commission report says: “The council’s whistleblowing policy is not well publicised and more work is needed to strengthen arrangements for reporting (in confidence)...
Posted On 08 Jan 2010 at 7:45 am

Brighton and Hove buses under the spotlight

Buses and bus fares in Brighton and Hove and around the country are to be investigated by a national watchdog. The Office of Fair Trading has asked the Competition Commission to carry out a full investigation. The OFT is concerned about areas like Brighton and Hove where a single...
Posted On 07 Jan 2010 at 9:33 am

Brighton and Hove drivers' warning from snow patrol

Fresh snowfall and a drop in temperatures overnight have prompted Sussex Police to issue a fresh warning to motorists. A senior traffic officer said drivers should not set out on journeys “unless they are absolutely necessary”. The snowfall yesterday has frozen hard, the force...
Posted On 07 Jan 2010 at 8:32 am

Brighton cinema celebrates centenary

A Brighton cinema is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a rare screening of a film set in the town. The Duke of York’s first opened its doors on 22 September 1910. To mark the start of its centenary year, the cinema is to show Penny Points to Paradise. The U certificate film,...
Posted On 05 Jan 2010 at 8:28 pm

Brighton and Hove medics up for awards

Two Brighton and Hove nominees from the medical world have seen off more than 700 rivals to be shortlisted for the BMJ Group Awards. The first is Professor Lesley Fallowfield, the director of Cancer Research UK’s Psychosocial Oncology Group at Brighton and Sussex Medical School...
Posted On 05 Jan 2010 at 7:55 am

Brighton and Hove house prices rise

House prices in the Brighton and Hove area have been among the fastest growing in the country over the past decade, according to Nationwide Building Society. The average fourth quarter price in the city reached almost £277,000, up 139 per cent over the decade. This meant that...
Posted On 02 Jan 2010 at 5:53 am

Brighton 'O' looks likely to be rejected

The proposed Brighton ‘O’ observation wheel looks likely to be rejected by councillors when they reach a decision in less than a fortnight’s time. The 60 metre high spokeless wheel would sit on the seafront opposite the Hilton Brighton Metropole in King’s Road – just to the east...
Posted On 01 Jan 2010 at 11:56 pm

Brighton and Hove men and women honoured

A senior detective, a community worker from Bevendean and a diplomat from Hove are among the people from Brighton and Hove in the New Year Honours List. Detective Superintendent Vic Marshall, who is currently seconded to the Home Office from Sussex Police has been made an OBE. He...
Posted On 31 Dec 2009 at 12:01 am

Hove author tops list for library borrowers

Hove-born Peter James was the author of the most borrowed book in Brighton and Hove over the past year. Not Dead Enough – one of the titles in his crime series about fictional Brighton detective Roy Grace – was the most popular book in the city’s libraries. Another of the ten...
Posted On 30 Dec 2009 at 4:30 pm

Hove nursery and pub to have phone masts on roof

A building that houses a children’s nursery, a pub and student flats will have three new mobile phone masts on its roof. The masts were approved by just three members of Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee at a meeting before Christmas. Two councillors voted against...
Posted On 29 Dec 2009 at 12:04 am