Former Wimbledon player Julie Hobbs lays on lessons for children under i360

Former Wimbledon tennis player Julie Hobbs coached children from two local primary schools under the Brighton i360. Ms Hobbs laid on the coaching session at the seafront attraction as the annual Wimbledon tennis championships got under way. She played there nine times. Since...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019 at 3:20 pm

Auditors to look into transport contract affecting hundreds of vulnerable children

Auditors are being asked to look into the process of awarding contracts to transport some of the most vulnerable children in Brighton and Hove from home to school and back. The contracts, worth £2.5 million, have come under intense scrutiny after officials appear not to have...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019 at 2:43 pm

Martin Perry to step down from Brighton and Hove Albion board after 22 years

Former chief executive Martin Perry is to step down from the board of Brighton and Hove Albion in September next year, the club said today (Tuesday 23 July). He will become the club’s honorary vice president while remaining as chairman of its charity arm Albion in the Community....
Posted On 23 Jul 2019 at 1:00 pm

Sob story fraudster spared jail

A notorious fraudster who conned well-meaning members of the public by pretending to need money to visit a sick child has been spared jail after magistrates heard she was addressing her drug problem. Andrea Thorne was given four concurrent 16 week prison sentences by Brighton...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019 at 11:58 am

City’s education chief set to step down

Brighton and Hove’s lead education councillor is set to step down following days of criticism that he sends his child to a private school. Momentum-backed Councillor Nick Childs told Labour colleagues last night he intends to resign as chair of the children, young people...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019 at 9:19 am

Brighton and Hove mayor replaces prayer tradition with poems read by children

The mayor of Brighton and Hove is to drop the tradition of prayers being said before council meetings, replacing them with poems read by children. Councillor Alex Phillips has invited two pupils from Patcham High School to read poetry as she prepares to open a meeting of Brighton...

Brighton and Hove Local Safeguarding Children Board to be scrapped

The Brighton and Hove Local Safeguarding Children Board is to be scrapped within three months as a result of national reforms. Its duties will be passed to a triumvirate made up of Brighton and Hove City Council, Sussex Police and the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning...

Police hunt suspected bike thieves

Police are trying to trace two people who were pictured on security camera footage with stolen bicycles. The force said: “Sussex Police would like to speak with this man and woman in connection with the theft of pedal bikes in Brighton. “Police received a report of two high-value...
Posted On 22 Jul 2019 at 4:52 pm

Brighton and Hove health chiefs urged to rethink charity funding decision

Health chiefs have been urged to change their minds and restore funding for an advice line for the disabled. Two senior members of the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) sat through a succession of angry and passionate pleas and questions from councillors. The...

Councillors warned to beware fake news online

Up-to-date social media advice for councillors warns them to be alert to fake news and “bots”. Social media protocols were last agreed in 2017, a long time in the ever-changing online world. The new protocol takes out outdated terms and also includes guidelines for...