Madeira Terraces propping work to start next week

Temporary structural propping work is to start on the Madeira Terraces next week, Brighton and Hove City Council said. The props will support four of the 152 bays beneath the terrace as “part of the safe management” of seafront landmark. The council said: “The grade II* listed...
Posted On 27 Jan 2023 at 12:40 am

Southern Water urged to fund public toilets in Brighton and Hove

Southern Water should pay towards the cost of keeping public toilets open in Brighton and Hove to compensate for sewage going into the sea, a councillor said this week. Green councillor Zoe John made the suggestion to Southern Water’s director of environment and corporate affairs...

Two men jailed for drug dealing in Brighton

Two men have been jailed for their role in drug dealing in Brighton by a judge at Lewes Crown Court. Judge Stephen Mooney jailed Ivan Bokolo for nine years and seven months after he pleaded guilty to two counts of having class A drugs with intent to supply and a charge of being...
Posted On 26 Jan 2023 at 4:01 pm

Government minister admits it’s ‘very hard’ to protect children in hotels

Cabinet minister Penny Mordaunt said that it was “very hard” to protect vulnerable asylum-seekers in hotels and the government had to address the issue “swiftly”. The Commons Leader acknowledged that there had been stories of gangmasters turning up at migrants’ hotels and “taking...

Boy, 14, attacked in Southwick

A 14-year-old boy has been attacked in a park in Southwick. He was approached again the next day in a nearby street. The attacks happened on Monday 9 January and Tuesday 10 January – and today Sussex Police issued an appeal for witnesses. The force said: “Police are appealing for...
Posted On 26 Jan 2023 at 1:48 pm

Labour call for emergency council meeting after missing children revelations

Labour has called for an emergency council meeting after revelations about dozens of children going missing from Hove after seeking asylum in Britain. Councillors want the hotel being used by the Home Office to house vulnerable children to be closed, for the children to be taken...
Posted On 26 Jan 2023 at 1:15 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion sign teenage striker

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed an 18-year-old striker Mark O’Mahony from the Irish club Cork City, subject to international clearance. Albion said: “Mark, who turned 18 earlier this month, has signed a contract until June 2025 and will link up with the under-21s. “He was...
Posted On 26 Jan 2023 at 12:58 pm

University to honour long-serving Brighton charity chief today

The long-serving chief executive of a Brighton charity is due to be awarded an honorary doctorate today (Thursday 26 January). Sussex University has recognised Andy Winter, 63, who retired last week from BHT Sussex, formerly Brighton Housing Trust. Tributes were paid last week to...
Posted On 26 Jan 2023 at 12:44 pm

Missed loan payment spurs council to review Brighton i360 debt

An urgent review of the i360’s debt is under way after the tourist attraction failed to make its recent loan repayment. Brighton and Hove City Council’s external auditor Grant Thornton supported the urgent review in a report to the council’s Audit and Standards Committee...

The Apprentice comes to Brighton tonight

The 14 remaining contestants on the BBC TV show The Apprentice take part in a challenge in Brighton in the show tonight (Thursday 26 January). At the end of the third episode last week, their taskmaster Lord Sugar told the contestants: “For your next task, I’m sending you to...
Posted On 26 Jan 2023 at 12:05 am