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Taxi drivers receive safeguarding training from Council

Gary Hart July 2, 2019

Brighton & Hove City Council has held eight free awareness raising sessions for the city’s licensed taxi drivers so they know how to spot the signs of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) & Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) and how and where to report cases.

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Council bites back at irresponsible dog owner

James Ledward October 19, 2018

A Brighton dog owner is ordered to keep her Rottweilers under control after one attacked and bit two other dogs. Donna Riddell of Sovereign Court, Brighton Marina, has been told to ensure that one of the dogs, Peaches, is muzzled and kept on a lead when outside the home for the rest of its life. She must also pay the council £700 in costs.

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New animal welfare rules require licence to breed and sell dogs

James Ledward September 29, 2018

New animal welfare licensing regulations come into effect on Monday, October, 1 2018. Changes are being introduced nationally by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to modernise the present licensing system, to maintain and improve animal welfare standards.

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UBER license renewal in Brighton and Hove turned down

James Ledward May 1, 2018

Following a hearing on Monday, April 23, Brighton & Hove City Council’s licensing panel has decided against renewing UBER Britannia Ltd’s (UBL) Private Hire Operator Licence in the city. The unanimous decision was taken because members of the licensing panel were not satisfied that UBL are a “fit and proper person” to hold an operator’s licence under the terms of Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 and the council’s licensing objectives.

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Tory Leader says Brighton & Hove City Council borders on “being dysfunctional”

James Ledward July 3, 2017

Labour Councillors on Brighton & Hove City Council’s Licensing Committee used their votes last week to reject the Conservatives’ call for a wholesale review of the Council’s street trading policy. In response to concerns raised by local businesses, the Conservatives had previously tabled a request asking that the zones where street traders could operate be reviewed.

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