Almost 400 jobs go as Lloyds closes Brighton call centre

Lloyds Bank is to close its Sussex House call centre in Brighton with the loss of almost 400 jobs, it announced today. The Unite union said that coupled with earlier job losses, this meant 580 of the bank’s employees on the south coast in Sussex would be out of work. The banking...
Posted On 30 Nov 2009 at 9:25 pm

New Sainsbury's for Preston Park

Sainsbury’s is preparing to open a supermarket in Preston Village, Brighton, despite opposition from residents before the company had even announced its plans. The Argus reports tonight that the supermarket giant plans to open a 3,000 sq ft Sainsbury’s Local on the...
Posted On 30 Nov 2009 at 9:07 pm

Starling 'murmuration' wows crowds at West Pier

The incredible flocks of starlings swooping over the remains of Brighton’s West Pier have been a growing attraction for visitors to the city for some years. Now, the RSPB has built a mobile viewing platform to allow birdwatchers to get a closer look at their airbourne...
Posted On 30 Nov 2009 at 8:57 pm

Delays on Brighton line as man chases dog along tracks

Brighton commuters are enduring massive delays tonight after a man reportedly chased a dog along the railway tracks at Haywards Heath. Southern Railway, First Capital Connect and Gatwick Express services are all either being delayed or cancelled as a result of the incident....
Posted On 30 Nov 2009 at 8:25 pm

Premium rate Brighton tourist line could be scrapped

A premium rate Brighton and Hove tourist information phoneline is set to be scrapped. VisitBrighton revealed today half its complaints are about the 50p a minute service, to which calls have plummeted from 100,000 in 2000 to just 12,000 this year. Now, in a bid to help the city’s...
Posted On 30 Nov 2009 at 8:14 pm

Fishersgate women burgled by bogus police

Detectives from Sussex Police are appealing for information, after two men posing as police officers stole hundreds of pounds from elderly women. The men carried out distractions burglaries at two homes in Summer Close, in the Fishersgate area of Southwick, at around 7pm on...
Posted On 30 Nov 2009 at 7:50 pm

University of Brighton leads fight against HIV in Europe tourist hotspots

The University of Brighton is leading a campaign to fight the rise of HIV in European gay tourist destinations. From 2003 to 2007, there was a 39 per cent increase in HIV cases in Europe. Researchers believe that increasing globalisation and tourism, coupled with people tiring of...
Posted On 30 Nov 2009 at 7:45 pm

Andy Murray splits from Brighton student girlfriend

Brighton University student Kim Sears has broken up with tennis player Andy Murray, according to newspaper reports. Sears, 21, who is studying English literature at Brighton, was absent when Murray took part in the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 arena in London this week. The...
Posted On 29 Nov 2009 at 8:48 pm

2am Saltdean swimmer throws stones at police

A swimmer who ventured into the stormy waves at Saltdean in the early hours of this morning thanked police who were trying to help him by throwing stones at them. The officers called out the RNLI Brighton lifeboat after the man entered the water at about 2am. An RNLI spokesman...
Posted On 29 Nov 2009 at 7:59 pm

Campaign against University of Sussex cuts gathers pace

Hundreds of people have joined forces to protest at swingeing cuts to staffing at Sussex University. The university plans to save £5million by cutting 115 jobs from “unpopular” courses, such as Informatics and Life Sciences, where one in three are set to lose their...
Posted On 29 Nov 2009 at 12:29 pm