Councillors pledge to do more to support victims of sexual violence and domestic abuse

Campaigns calling on women to run in groups and to stay in busy areas were cited as examples of “victim blaming”, as Brighton and Hove City Council voted to sign up to the Victim Focus Charter Pledge. Labour councillor Emma Daniel said that she was presenting the case...

Brighton doctors’ surgery ‘requires improvement’, according to official watchdog

A Brighton doctors’ surgery “requires improvement”, according to the government’s official health watchdog in an inspection report. The Haven Practice, in Beaconsfield Villas, Brighton, was given the rating – the second-lowest out of four grades – by the Care Quality Commission...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019 at 3:09 pm

Three 16-year-olds arrested after armed robbery at Brighton post office

Three 16-year-olds, including a girl from Hove, have been arrested after a man was stabbed during an armed robbery at a post office in Brighton. Two other teenagers had already been arrested by detectives investigating the robbery at Lower Bevendean Post Office, in Leybourne...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019 at 10:57 am

Man arrested over arson attack at high-rise block of flats in Brighton

A man has been arrested after an arson attack at a high-rise block of flats in Brighton early yesterday morning (Sunday 3 February). One man was rescued from his balcony by firefighters as the blaze, at Wiltshire House, in Lavender Street, Brighton, was put out quickly without...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019 at 10:32 am

A Tory passion for quality of life

It has been quite hectic since the start of the new year and, following on from the excesses of the holiday period, I determined to increase the frequency of my yoga practice and generally exercise “a bit more’”. So, the news that taking part in physical activity is...
Posted On 02 Feb 2019 at 11:24 pm

It’s like Groundhog Day over Brexit

I made a number of announcements last week – it’s part of the job sometimes. Often these are not particularly party political or even decisions that have been made by councillors. Nevertheless I frequently have to announce things that may be good news or bad news for some...
Posted On 02 Feb 2019 at 7:13 pm

Snow coats Brighton and Hove

Snow has coated Brighton and Hove this evening (Thursday 31 January) bringing an early end to the bus service – and to a council meeting at Brighton Town Hall. Many schools look likely to be closed tomorrow. The snow has fallen at #Hollingbury #eastbrighton. Please take...
Posted On 31 Jan 2019 at 11:01 pm

Brighton and Hove councillors reject ban on circuses with animals

A call to ban animal circuses from land owned by Brighton and Hove City Council failed in a narrow vote this evening (Wednesday 31 January). A petition signed by more than 5,600 people was presented to a meeting of the full council calling for Zippos Circus to not be allowed to...

Neighbours complain about drivers shuffling cars between zones in Hove

Drivers shuffling their cars from one parking zone to another are annoying neighbours in Hove. Light-touch parking zones introduced in West Hove are affecting in particular people living in Lawrence Road and Raphael Road. Their issues with parking were raised by a deputation to...

Three people banned for drink driving in Brighton

Three more people have been banned for drink driving in Brighton, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Thursday 31 January). Gary St John, 44, a party organiser, of Varcoe Gardens, Hayes, Hillingdon, was arrested in Madeira Drive, Brighton, on Sunday 9 December. He was charged with...
Posted On 31 Jan 2019 at 5:30 pm