Fewer than half of knife crimes were recorded, Sussex Police admits

Fewer than half of knife crimes over three years were recorded, a senior Sussex Police said during a meeting with police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne. Deputy Chief Constable Jo Shiner said that the real figures were more than two and a half times higher because of a “system...

A Green future for Brighton and Hove

On Thursday 2 May, Brighton and Hove residents will have the opportunity to say who they want to represent them on the city council. The elections take place against Brexit chaos and the climate emergency while Tory austerity continues to fail our communities, with our city...
Posted On 22 Mar 2019 at 12:03 am

Time running out to sign King Alfred deal as project bosses weigh up options

The search is already under way to find an alternative option for redeveloping the King Alfred. The deadline for Crest Nicholson to sign a development agreement with Brighton and Hove City Council is just a week away. But the stalling Brexit negotiations may yet see everything...

Hundreds attend vigil in Hove for Christchurch mosque shooting victims

Hundreds of people attended a vigil in Hove this afternoon (Thursday 21 March) for the victims of the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. They held a minute’s silence in memory of the 50 people who were killed last Friday (15 March). Fifty more were injured when an...
Posted On 21 Mar 2019 at 7:55 pm

Brighton night club’s move wins approval

Music fans will have a larger version of a Brighton night club to enjoy now that it has been given permission to carry out a conversion of its new premises. The Haunt will take over the former Days Oriental restaurant in East Street, with Grosvenor Casino taking over The...

Put it to the people

I woke up on the morning of Friday 24 June 2016 shocked and devastated by the result of the Brexit Referendum. Like the 69 per cent of our city and the 81 per cent of voters in Preston Park – the ward I am proud to represent – I voted Remain, as I did in the first Referendum,...
Posted On 21 Mar 2019 at 9:12 am

Student block near Vogue Gyratory rejected by planners

Student flats which would be too high and too close to neighbouring houses have been refused planning permission. The block, up to six storeys high, was proposed for a site in Hollingdean Road, Brighton, which is currently used as a garage. And an open entrance, giving people...

Planners approve block of 232 student flats in Brighton

Planners have granted permission for 232 flats for students, with shops below, in London Road, Brighton. The proposed five-storey block will replace a 1970s building housing the Co-op and Boots and an empty snooker hall. The old building will be demolished by Curlew...

Hove synagogue and flats granted planning permission

Angry neighbours yelled at councillors and consultants as planners discussed – and approved – a scheme for 45 new homes and a synagogue in Hove. They shouted from the public gallery as members of the planning applicant’s team answered questions from members of Brighton and Hove...

Brighton MP criticises minister over stance on LGBT education

Brighton Kemptown MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle criticised a senior cabinet minister at Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons today (Wednesday 20 March). And he took aim at Prime Minister Theresa May’s record on LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) rights when asking his...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019 at 4:46 pm