Greater Brighton seeks funds for cultural, creative and digital sector

A funding boost for the creative and digital sector could be on the cards in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area. The government is offering £20 million to encourage places like Brighton to do more with its cultural capital to boost economic growth. Ministers want more...

Call to end unpaid trial shifts in Brighton and Hove

Hundreds of people are working unpaid trial work shifts in Brighton and Hove without a job at the end. Today (Saturday 21 July) a day of action is taking place to highlight and oppose the practice. Labour councillor Nancy Platts spoke about the issue at a meeting of Brighton and...

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

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’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

Six blocks of flats approved for old Amex office site in Brighton

Six blocks of flats up to eight storeys high have been approved for the site of the old American Express “wedding cake” building in Edward Street, Brighton. The developer First Base was granted permission to build 168 flats as well as offices, shops and cafés on the site despite...

Greater Brighton bosses pull in millions of pounds for key local projects

Millions of pounds of government money is going towards new education, business and digital projects in the Greater Brighton region as well as towards building thousands of homes, according to a new report. They were set out in the Greater Brighton Economic Board annual report...

Police object to Brighton car hire firm’s plan for Pride cocktail bar

If it was any other weekend, a car hire company’s plan to run a cocktail bar might not have faced objections from Sussex Police. But the police made their objections clear at a Brighton and Hove City Council licensing panel hearing today (Monday 16 July). They objected to two...

Brighton and Hove commuters face third train timetable in two months today

Commuters from Brighton and Hove start navigating their third train timetable in two months this morning (Monday 16 July). The new timetable started yesterday  but faces its first genuine test this morning. It comes after train operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) brought...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018 at 7:32 am