Thousands of Brighton and Hove OAPs fail to claim cold weather cash

More than 7,500 pensioners in Brighton and Hove will miss out on £25 a week in cold weather payments simply because they are not claiming what they are entitled to. The Liberal Democrats have calculated in Hove this is estimated to be 2,690 OAPs in the Hove constituency, 1,925 in...
Posted On 14 Jan 2010 at 10:49 pm

Brighton College abandons "subjective" IGCSE

Brighton College has bucked the trend of independent schools taking up the “more difficult” international GCSE by abandoning it, branding it unpredictable. The private school in Eastern Road, Kemp Town, was among the first to adopt IGCSEs, which are considered to be a...
Posted On 14 Jan 2010 at 10:29 pm

Hove man dies after flat blaze

A 66-year-old man died last night after a blaze at his home in Stapley Road, Hove. Firefighters were called to the flat which the man shared with his wife at 11.30pm last night. The man died at the scene and the woman was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital where she was...
Posted On 14 Jan 2010 at 10:06 pm

Women and children burgle Brighton woman's home

Two women and two children who burgled a home in North Place, Brighton, are being hunted by police. The group stole cash and a digital camera from a woman in her fifties who invited them into her home from about 8pm to midnight on Tuesday (12 January). Police are looking for any...
Posted On 14 Jan 2010 at 10:03 pm

Brighton History Centre saved from cutbacks

A huge campaign to save the Brighton History Centre has succeeded. Brighton and Hove City Council’s Tory administration announced the u-turn this afternoon at a cabinet meeting. This followed a petition on the council’s website opposing the plans, signed by more than 1200...
Posted On 14 Jan 2010 at 9:59 pm

Smash EDO protest plans Brighton protest next week

Smash EDO is planning another major protest in Brighton on Monday. The last big-scale protest on May Day last year brought chaos to the streets of the city, as The Argus reported here. This time, it is again planning on bussing in supporters from around the country to demonstrate...
Posted On 14 Jan 2010 at 10:46 am