What Independent councillor Peter Atkinson said at the budget council meeting
This will be my ninth budget council but my first where the administration is able to get their budget through without horse trading or wheeling and dealing. This is a relief in some ways but, obviously, annoying for opposition parties who want to be seen to be influencing what the council spends it...
What the Conservatives said at the annual budget council meeting
The second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine is on Saturday 24 February. On Sunday 25 February, there will be a memorial service in All Saints Church, Hove, from 3pm to 6pm. Do go. While we in the chamber may often strongly disagree with each other, we are not fighting or dying. Ukrai...
What the Greens said at the annual budget council meeting
Green councillor Sue Shanks criticised Labour for announcing its plan to ditch committees and run Brighton and Hove City Council with a cabinet system. And she also said that they had excluded other parties even though the Greens worked with Labour on the budget while in office. Councillor Shanks sp...
Co-living scheme approved on appeal
Plans for the second phase of a co-living village of hundreds of flats off Vogue Gyratory have been approved on appeal. Kosy Co-living and Cross Stone Securities’ plans for 269 flats on the site of the Enterprise Point offices were turned down by councillors last March. But this month, planning in...
Officer accused of taking drunk colleague to hotel room
A Brighton police officer is facing dismissal after being accused of taking a drunk female colleague to a hotel room. PC Richard Hession will face a four-day misconduct hearing at Sussex Police HQ next week, charged with gross misconduct. He is accused of kissing the woman, known as Officer A, on th...
What Labour said at the annual budget council meeting
Struggling families will be able to receive help from a £600,000 Brighton and Hove Fairness Fund, Labour councillor Jacob Taylor said today (Thursday 22 February). He announced the measure at Labour-run Brighton and Hove City Council’s annual “budget council” meeting where the council is due ...
Brain cancer patient ‘honoured’ to be face of charity campaign
A known Brighton entertainer is appearing on the backs of buses and on digital display screens nationwide as part of a charity campaign to raise awareness of brain tumours.
Stewart reached rock bottom – but joining a bowls club transformed his life
In the tough moments in life, some individuals find relief and redemption in unexpected places.
Constance Marten ‘given almost £50k by trust fund in months before search began’
A fugitive aristocrat was given almost £50,000 from her trust fund in the months before she disappeared with her partner and newborn baby, a court has heard. Constance Marten was given £47,886 by C. Hoare & Co between September 1 2022 and January 17 2023. A police appeal to find them was launc...
Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove needs your help this winter
Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove (WSBH) is asking local people to support the charity’s Spread the Warmth campaign so it can continue helping older people in the local area who are struggling this winter.
Total fines issued in Sussex for using a mobile phone while driving has risen by more than a third following law change
The number of fines handed out to drivers in Sussex for using their mobile phones at the wheel has risen by more than a third following an update to the law, new figures show.
Mindful Extracts launches functional fungi at Holland & Barrett stores nationwide
Mindful Extracts, based in Hove, has launched its range of functional mushroom supplements nationwide at Holland & Barrett stores.
Woman dies from fall at Roedean cliffs
A woman has died after falling from a cliff in Brighton this morning. Police have confirmed that the woman in her 50s died after falling from the cliffs at Roedean, near Brighton Marina. Fire and rescue services attended the scene with ambulances and police cars along the A259 today. Her family has ...
Helping mums retake control of their birthing choices by reviving an age-old technique: Upright Birthing
Upright birthing can reduce the risk of medical interventions by 23%.So why aren't parents-to-be informed about this?Brighton based antenatal classes by The Parents Class seeks to address this. By driving the momentum for the upright birthing movement, The Parents Class are championing for positive ...
Significant Growth at WaterBear Music College
WaterBear, the College of Music with campuses in Brighton and Sheffield, is celebrating remarkable growth as it once again receives a record number of student applications.
Sussex town named as a top retirement spot
A Sussex seaside town has been named in the top ten UK places to retire.
Brighton veterinary team heads to Thailand to help animals in need
Three caring team members from a Brighton veterinary practice are travelling 6,000 miles next month to help improve the welfare of animals in Thailand.
Brighton pub closes after manager leaves
A Brighton pub has temporarily shut because it’s manager left at short notice, meaning there is nobody able to satisfy a licence condition that a premises manager is on site when alcohol is served. The Ruby Pub and Hotel in Coldean is temporarily closed, with a sign on its door saying that it will...
Huge names for Charleston Festival’s 35th anniversary edition
Judi Dench, Lenny Henry, David Nicholls and Nicola Sturgeon are among the guests confirmed for Charleston Festival’s 35th anniversary edition.
RSPCA urging people to leave seals alone if they encounter them on Sussex beaches
The RSPCA went to the aid of a seal that was hauled out at Rock-a-Nore, Hastings on Wednesday this week.