Gillespie extends contract as Sussex cricket coach

Sussex County Cricket Club has agreed to extend the contract of head coach Jason Gillespie, keeping the Australian at Hove until the end of the 2022 season. Gillespie said: “I’m absolutely delighted to extend my time at Sussex. I absolutely love the place and everyone at the club...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019 at 10:15 am

Brighton car repair fraudster jailed for £60k Wowcher scam

A Brighton car repair fraudster has been jailed for scamming drivers out of £60,000 through the Groupon and Wowcher e-commerce websites. Fahad Javaid, 31, had already been banned from running a business for 10 years after previously being jailed for fraud at Hove Crown Court....
Posted On 09 Oct 2019 at 9:58 am

Spread of parking zones described as ‘death by a thousand cuts’

The council’s approach to bringing in new controlled parking zones was described as like “death by a thousand cuts”. Conservative councillor Lee Wares criticised the piecemeal way that parking zones were created which then displaced the problem to neighbouring areas. He sai...

Residents call for rat run road to be closed to traffic

Problems with a rat run off a busy one-way street in Brighton could be tackled by reversing the direction of traffic. The suggestion follows a campaign by fed up residents of Temple Street, off Western Road, Brighton. People living in the street called for their road to be closed...

Brighton and Hove Triathlon 2020 opens for entries

Next year’s Brighton and Hove Triathlon is open for entries, with the main event due to take place on Sunday 13 September. Once again there will be a weekend of activities, including the children’s Scootathlon and the Children’s Triathlon on Saturday 12 September on Hove Lawns....
Posted On 09 Oct 2019 at 3:12 am

Brighton and Hove’s rubbish backlog should be clear by next week, councillors told

Backlogs of rubbish collections across Brighton and Hove should be cleared by next week, councillors were told this evening (Tuesday 8 October). The backlog had built up after a fire at the Hollingdean depot in August, with many areas suffering from missed collections and a build...

Council urged to publish advance notice of roadworks

A transport consultant has called on the council to give people better notice about roadworks and building works where they would block pavements. Mark Strong asked Brighton and Hove City Council to publish a “forward plan” when the council’s Environment,...

Storage firm to replace car dealership in Hove

A car dealership is to make way for a Big Yellow Self Storage Company depot in Hove after planning permission was granted today (Wednesday 9 October). The current metal and glass structure, in Old Shoreham Road, will be demolished and replaced by a three-storey brick-fronted...

Funding rule changes could hit school finances

Schools could lose funding because disadvantaged pupils are being “reclassified” as middle class even though their family circumstances are unchanged. The situation is the result of new rules – the goalposts being moved – according to a concerned head teacher. Damien Jordan spoke...

Heads accuse council of targeting special needs children again

Head teachers have accused council chiefs of trying to raid school funds in a way that will hit children with special needs hardest. As a result they are taking legal advice in a dispute with the council over a multimillion-pound mistake in support staff’s pay. The row follows...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019 at 2:26 pm