Row over Sussex University protests deepens

The fallout over the University of Sussex job cuts showed no sign of abating this week as the fallout from Wednesday’s protest continued. The Argus reports today that six students have been suspended by the university following last week’s rowdy occupation of Sussex...
Posted On 08 Mar 2010 at 10:14 pm

Hundreds March for Jobs through Brighton and Hove

The Brighton and Hove Trade Union Council’s March for Jobs on Saturday saw hundreds of people march through the city centre in protest at job losses. Here’s a round-up of coverage from the day. First, an account with words and pictures from the council’s blog...
Posted On 08 Mar 2010 at 9:57 pm

UKIP picks Hove candidate

UKIP has chosen a Brighton businessman Paul Perrin to stand for Parliament in Hove at the general election. Mr Perrin, of Woodland Walk, Ovingdean, is financing his campaign by himself in contrast to his Conservative rival Mike Weatherley. Mr Weatherley is among the Tory...
Posted On 08 Mar 2010 at 9:41 pm

Number 7 bus given a touch of Bond glamour for City Reads festival

Portslade and Brighton Marina don’t usually conjure up images of espionage, action and glamour – but all this is set to change when the number 7 bus is renamed the 007 for the City Reads festival. The three-month literary event has this year chosen Ian Fleming’s...
Posted On 08 Mar 2010 at 7:27 pm

Best film trophy for Brighton flick

Brighton filmmakers Dan Parkes and Itsuka Yamasaki have won Best Film at the British Independent Film Festival 2010 for a film they shot on a shoestring budget. Ambleton Delight, which stars Brian Capron as the Mayor, revolves around a small fictional Sussex village by the name...
Posted On 08 Mar 2010 at 9:05 am