Council faces frightening financial situation as budget – and elections – approach

I’m sure I’m not alone in having sleepless nights right now about several issues at the council, not least the rapidly approaching yearly budget meeting. We had a Policy and Resources Committee meeting recently and the black hole in Brighton and Hove City Council’s finances is...
Posted On 28 Jan 2023 at 6:31 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion place Caicedo on leave after transfer request

Brighton and Hove Albion have given leave to midfielder Moises Caicedo until after the transfer deadline on Tuesday (31 January), the BBC said today. Albion are resting the 21-year-old Ecuador international after he told the club that he wanted to leave, with offers received from...
Posted On 28 Jan 2023 at 4:53 pm

Give late-working staff free transport home, urges councillor

Employers should help staff who work late at night to get home safely, according to a councillor. Labour councillor Nancy Platts plans to propose a motion at the next meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council to make safe and free transport more likely. Councillor Platts wants...

Tories urge council to close or rent out empty offices

As more backroom staff work from home, Conservative councillors are calling for a look into the benefits of “downsizing” council office space. Conservative councillor Alistair McNair plans to ask Brighton and Hove City Council for a report detailing the occupancy of council...

Klopp keen not to repeat ‘horror show’ as Reds face Brighton and Hove Albion in cup

Liverpool’s 3-0 defeat against Brighton and Hove Albion a fortnight ago was a “horror show” – and Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has no intention of reliving it. His side return this weekend for their FA Cup fourth round tie and Klopp hopes to avoid a repeat of what he called the...
Posted On 27 Jan 2023 at 10:55 pm

Brighton stalker may have more victims, police believe

A Brighton man made obscene threats including rape as he stalked a number of women, making hundreds of creepy phone calls, a court was told. Sussex Police said: “A Brighton man who targeted female strangers with hundreds of threatening and malicious phone calls has been convicted...
Posted On 27 Jan 2023 at 9:21 pm

Decision due on plans for land where protected trees were felled

A row over plans to build a house on land where protected trees were damaged and felled could be settled by councillors next week. The land owner Bulent Ekinci said that more trees would be planted than lost on the plot, next to a property known as Hillside, in Ovingdean Road,...

Concerns over missing children prompt council to request formal review

The latest revelations about refugee children missing from a hotel in Hove have prompted the council to call for an independent safeguarding review. Brighton and Hove City Council has asked the independent scrutineer of the Brighton and Hove Children’s Safeguarding Partnership to...
Posted On 27 Jan 2023 at 6:39 pm

Planners turn down 5G mast to save tree in Brighton

Plans for a 5G mast and cabinets were turned down for a patch of green space in Brighton because they would have been too close to a tree and too unsightly. More than 205 people signed a petition and 186 people sent letters objecting to the proposed mast and cabinets at the...

Brighton and Hove Albion rebuff Arsenal’s £60m bid for Caicedo

Brighton and Hove Albion have rebuffed an offer worth £60 million fromm Arsenal for Moises Caicedo. The Gunners made the offer even though Brighton have made clear that Caicedo is not for sale. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admitted on Wednesday that the club could be forced into the...
Posted On 27 Jan 2023 at 1:56 pm