Brighton University axes seven courses

Brighton University is axing a series of vocational evening classes at its Grand Parade building. The classes are in silversmithing, bookbinding, woodwork, photography, printmaking, ceramics and plastics – known as the Art House courses. Former student Shula Rich, who is also...
Posted On 02 Mar 2010 at 5:43 pm

Brighton dog trained to say owner's name

Forget counting or saying sausages – this Brighton pooch has been trained to say her owner’s name. Rah Bray, of Denton Drive, Patcham, has filmed this video of Lola Bones barking her nickname, Rah Rah. Rah’s partner Andy Keetch explains: “We are not very...
Posted On 02 Mar 2010 at 12:25 pm

West Pier market opens on Saturday

The West Pier market is to reopen for the summer this Saturday. The market takes place every weekend, bank holiday and every day during summer on the beach next to the pier. It sells original clothing, jewellery, art work, ceramics, leather products and second hand books.
Posted On 02 Mar 2010 at 10:52 am

Hove ice cream parlour temporarily closed

A popular ice cream parlour on Hove seafront is closed for refurbishment this week. Marocco’s Italian restaurant and ice cream parlour has boarded up its windows, sparking speculation it might have closed down. But the venue is being given a spring facelift, and will reopen...
Posted On 02 Mar 2010 at 9:58 am

Brighton and Hove apprentices used as 'cheap labour', union claims

A union activist is claiming Brighton and Hove City Council is using apprentices as “cheap labour” to replace the scores of staff it is laying off to cut costs. The council has already created 70 posts, and has pledged to create 500 by 2012, to help young people learn...
Posted On 02 Mar 2010 at 9:11 am

Brighton's first shopping festival kicks off next month

Hundreds of Brighton boutiques are to take part in the city’s first shopping festival next month. The month-long festival aims to show off the best clothes shopping opportunities Brighton has to offer, from high street fashion to cutting edge independent outlets. The event...
Posted On 02 Mar 2010 at 8:46 am

Brighton priest launches scathing attack on 'anti-Christian' election candidates

An outspoken Brighton priest says none of the main political parties are offering anything for Christians to vote for. Father Ray Blake, of the Catholic St Mary Magdelen Church in Upper North Street, says he used to vote Labour, as most priests in the Catholic church did. But...
Posted On 02 Mar 2010 at 7:58 am