Zombie bid to take over city – well, Brighton Pavilion

The nominations for Brighton and Hove’s three constituencies are now in – and there’s a surprise candidate for the Brighton Pavilion ward. Soraya Anne Kara is standing for the Citizens for Undead Rights and Equality, or CURE – one of eight candidates...
Posted On 20 Apr 2010 at 8:02 pm

Update: Gatwick has now reopened

Gatwick Airport has now officially reopened, almost six days after an Icelandic volcanic eruption caused a dust cloud which closed UK airspace. At about 10pm, the airport announced the BA777 from Orlando had landed. Early this afternoon, Southern Trains said it had received...
Posted On 20 Apr 2010 at 6:58 pm

Brighton Marathon – in pictures

Thousands of people ran the first Brighton Marathon under sunny skies and along roads packed with cheering supporters on Sunday. The race was won by Mongolian Ser-od Ba-otochir in an inspiring 2:19:05 – and the last competitor to complete the course was paralysed and...
Posted On 20 Apr 2010 at 6:53 pm

Woodingdean homes raided in loan shark enquiry

Mobile phones and cash were seized this morning in dawn raids at two Woodingdean homes believed to be connected to loan sharks. Twenty five police officers and trading standards investigators executed warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act at addresses in Newells Close and...
Posted On 20 Apr 2010 at 6:45 pm

Great English Asparagus Run comes to Brighton

A convoy bearing a round of the UK’s finest asparagus will travel to Brighton on Friday. The Great English Asparagus Run will start with 100 rounds of asparagus spears from the first pick of the season being blessed by Worcestershire’s Lord Lieutenant Michael Brinton. They will...
Posted On 20 Apr 2010 at 11:04 am

Whitehawk's chalky mascot in full flight again

The hawk carved into the grassland above Whitehawk in Sheepcote Valley has been given a new lease of life. The chalk bird was first created in the summer of 2001 by local artists Same Sky, who worked with the Friends of Sheepcote Valley to create a symbol for Whitehawk. The...
Posted On 20 Apr 2010 at 9:15 am

Sussex students may miss exams as air chaos continues

Sussex University students may be missing exams and deadlines for assessed coursework because of the past week’s airport closures. The closures, caused by a cloud of volcanic ash, have prompted the university – based at Falmer – to reiterate its rules. In a note to...
Posted On 20 Apr 2010 at 8:59 am

Campaign group publishes blueprint for new Brighton railway

A campaign to build a second main rail line between Brighton and London has launched this week. The BML2 site, the brainchild of activist Brian Hart, says Thameslink should boost its service with new direct connections which avoided the need to stop at the bottleneck of East...
Posted On 20 Apr 2010 at 8:29 am

Hove teacher describes being stranded in the Delhi heat by the volcanic ash chaos

Two Hove school teachers – a mother and daughter – are stranded in Delhi because of the volcanic ash that has caused British airspace to be closed. They said that they have been threatened, harassed and intimidated – with no passports, no visas and the fear of arrest. And dressed...
Posted On 20 Apr 2010 at 8:10 am
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