School campaign parents offer lesson about community to unelected and distant officials

“Save Moulsecoomb Primary” rang out across The Level last Saturday lunchtime. From tiny tots to teachers, from parents to politicians, we heard how much the community value their local school. I was proud to be invited to join the march and speak at the rally on behalf of the...
Posted On 19 Jul 2019 at 12:05 pm

Beam me up, Scotty! Turn the i360 into a Star Trek experience, urges Brighton businessman

The i360 should be turned into a Star Trek experience, a Brighton businessman and homelessness campaigner told members of Brighton and Hove City Council this afternoon (Thursday 18 July). Jim Deans, 60, set phasers to stun at Hove Town Hall, telling councillors not to let the...
Posted On 18 Jul 2019 at 4:58 pm

Brighton hospital to open an urgent treatment centre

Hospital bosses plan to open an urgent treatment centre as an alternative to accident and emergency (A&E) at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. The new treatment centre might have a familiar feel for staff and patients as it will take over from the urgent care...

Ignore the rumours – a bin strike won’t stop Brighton Pride, says council

Plans for a strike by binmen over the weekend of Brighton Pride won’t stop the biggest party of the year from going ahead, the council said today (Wednesday 17 July). Rumours have been circulating that plans were afoot to postpone Pride – where Kylie Minogue will be the headline...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019 at 4:36 pm

Attack on arts education could stifle Brighton’s booming creative and digital economy

The arts and humanities are under attack from a review of education funding which could stifle Brighton’s booming economy in the rapidly growing creative and digital sector. The warning came from Brighton University vice-chancellor Debra Humphris at a meeting of the Greater...

We’re working together in Greater Brighton but there’s so much more to do

The last 12 months have been a time of real change for Greater Brighton – a year when there have been visible signs of what working together can deliver for our residents and also a year which has seen the region grow in size, stature and confidence. When I joined the board four...
Posted On 16 Jul 2019 at 11:53 am

Brighton takeaway found operating as late-night karaoke bar

A Chinese takeaway in the centre of Brighton has been found operating as an unlicensed late-night karaoke bar. Utopia – also known as No 1 Restaurant – in Ditchling Road, close to the Open Market, also had a separate room where the tile-based game mahjong was being played....

Binmen to strike over Brighton Pride weekend

Binmen and street cleaners are to go on strike over the Brighton Pride weekend at the start of August. The GMB union has given formal notice to Brighton and Hove City Council of its intention to strike, with the first day of action planned for Monday 29 July. An overtime ban will...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019 at 2:30 pm

Work to start soon on biggest low-cost housing scheme in Brighton for a generation

Work is expected to start soon on building hundreds of low-cost homes in Brighton after four years of planning and preparation. The scheme was described as “the largest single development of 100 per cent affordable housing in the city for a generation.” The 242 homes in Coldean...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019 at 2:22 pm

Work help agreed for refugees

The modest number of refugees in Brighton and Hove may be given help to find work after an intervention by Green councillors last night (Thursday 11 July). They asked council chiefs to explore ways to support the recruitment of refugees during a debate on Brighton and Hove City...