Brighton newspaper publisher teeters on financial brink

The owner of the Brighton and Hove Independent appears to be teetering on the brink of financial collapse, according to the BBC. The broadcaster said tonight (Friday 16 November): “Johnston Press, the publisher of many local newspapers in Sussex including the Hastings...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 11:02 pm

Help us as we do more to help rough sleepers in Brighton and Hove

Tory austerity policies are causing people to be made homeless around the country, and in our city as well. As fast as we help people off the streets, new people become homeless. So as a Labour council we are tackling this crisis head on – and with our new services we have...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 6:36 pm

What price to pay for living in Brighton and Hove?

Although my recent experience of renting in the private rented sector has been a good one, for too many, renting still means poor conditions, insecurity and rising rents. From the landlords who’ve refused to instal smoke alarms to the estate agents overcharging tenants for...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 5:53 pm

A shameful episode in our history – and the inspiring response of young people

I’m on my way back to England after visiting Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp where over a million innocent people were murdered during the Second World War. I was asked to join 220 students from the south east of England under the stewardship of the Holocaust Educational Trust....
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 5:12 pm

Synthpop legends Blancmange play storming gig in Hove

BLANCMANGE + BERNHOLZ – THE OLD MARKET, HOVE 15.11.18 OK I confess, I was a mega Blancmange fan virtually right from their beginning when I purchased the now famous ‘Some Bizarre Album’ when it first came out in 1981. This compilation album (which also included early tracks...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 11:47 am

TV documentary looks at how Portslade murder changed police approach to stalking

A TV documentary explores how the murder of a Portslade teenager changed the official approach to stalking by police and prosecutors. The documentary, which is due to be broadcast on the Investigation Discovery channel tomorrow night (Friday 16 November), includes footage from...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 10:17 pm

Formal review launched into homeless accommodation deaths

A systematic review of all homeless deaths is being carried out by Brighton and Hove City Council as concerns rise over the health of rough sleepers. This afternoon, councillors are due to discuss a spate of deaths in council-provided emergency and temporary accommodation in the...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 3:01 pm

Brighton and Hove MPs call for second Brexit referendum

Two of the three MPs for Brighton and Hove added their voice to the clamour for a second Brexit referendum. They spoke out in the House of Commons as Prime Minister Theresa May defended her draft deal for leaving the European Union today (Thursday 15 November). Peter Kyle, the...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 2:04 pm

Southwick-family run skip firm fined over tax breaches

A Southwick family who were prosecuted when an employee at their skip business was badly hurt by machinery have now been fined for breaking tax rules. Mark and Rachel Penfold, directors of Skip It Containers and Recycling, were given suspended sentences in May over the health and...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 12:26 pm

Missing Brighton schoolboy found in Hove

A missing schoolboy from Brighton has been found safe in Hove, Sussex Police said this morning (Thursday 15 November). The youngster was found last night (Wednesday 14 November). Sussex Police had issued a public appeal for help finding him on Tuesday – the day before he was...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 11:21 am