Nuisance 999 caller from Brighton sent to prison

A nuisance 999 caller from Brighton has been sent to prison for 16 months four years after he started to plague police and the ambulance service. Michael Gibson, 50, unemployed, of North Road, Brighton, breached a criminal behaviour order (CBO) 30 times. Sussex Police said that...
Posted On 21 Jul 2018 at 1:25 am

Failing train service sparks new political signals

Like many regular Brighton to London commuters, the rail breakdown on Monday 2 July will live long in my memory. I was angry at the time and I am almost as grumpy now having asked a series of written questions of the government and had platitudes and zero information in response....
Posted On 21 Jul 2018 at 12:10 am

March signs contract extension with Brighton and Hove Albion

Brighton and Hove Albion winger Solly March has signed a contract extension with the club – keeping him with the Seagulls until June 2022. March, who celebrates his 24th birthday today, made 36 Premier League appearances for Albion last season and scored his first top-flight goal...
Posted On 20 Jul 2018 at 9:41 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion sign South African striker

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed South African international striker Percy Tau on undisclosed terms. The 24-year-old striker has agreed a four-year deal. The club said that he would go out on loan ahead of the new season. Albion manager Chris Hughton said: “Percy is a player...
Posted On 20 Jul 2018 at 9:35 pm

Latest train timetable is working, says new boss

The latest version of the Thameslink train timetable is working, according to the new chief executive of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). The company said that there had been “a positive start to the introduction of the new interim Thameslink and Great Northern timetable th...
Posted On 20 Jul 2018 at 8:57 pm

Greater Brighton relies on working with our partners

I spend a lot of my time working on partnerships (I may have mentioned this once or twice already) and with partners on trying to deliver the services, infrastructure and growth that will meet the needs of our city for future generations. One strong example of the benefits of...
Posted On 20 Jul 2018 at 6:26 am

Brighton and Hove is at risk from a political earthquake

Feeling weary? Tears in your eyes about the state of our nation? I will dry them all. I’m on your side. When times appear rough, and friends can’t be found, I would like to provide a bridge over our current troubled waters. It is clear that Britain stands, like a...
Posted On 20 Jul 2018 at 6:05 am

Hundreds of low-cost homes planned for Brighton hospital site

Hundreds of low-cost homes for working people in Brighton and Hove are being planned for the Brighton General Hospital site. As many as 400 to 600 homes could be built by the £120 million joint venture set up by Hyde housing association and Brighton and Hove City Council. Council...
Posted On 19 Jul 2018 at 9:21 pm

Brighton’s economic future tied to growth at Gatwick, business leaders told

Brighton and Hove’s economic future is tied to growth at and around Gatwick airport, a gathering of regional business leaders heard today (Thursday 19 July). Links with places like Crawley and Croydon were vital but the gap between Brighton and London wages made it crucial to...
Posted On 19 Jul 2018 at 5:03 pm

Toilet charge plans blocked

Charging for public toilets will not go ahead in Brighton and Hove. Conservative and Green councillors voted as a block against the idea which resulted in the collapse of plans to refurbish 12 toilets across the city. Officers now have to look again at how many toilets can be...