Brighton and Hove carers earn 'excellent' rating

Brighton and Hove City Council adult home care staff have had a pat on the back from an independent watchdog. The adult home care service has retained its top “three-star excellent” rating from the Care Quality Commission. The CQC report said that staff were punctual and...
Posted On 28 Apr 2010 at 4:35 pm

Brighton's first bendy bus enters service

Brighton students are travelling on bendy buses to and from the university campuses in Falmer. The first regular service began yesterday (Tuesday 27 April). Brighton and Hove Buses bought four of the extra-long vehicles after the Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson was...
Posted On 28 Apr 2010 at 4:25 pm

New young offenders' music project launched

A new music project bringing young offenders together with local unsigned talent launches this week. Guerilla Sound Movement launches this week supported by the city’s Youth Offending Service to help young musicians find a voice through performing, recording, linking with other...
Posted On 28 Apr 2010 at 4:13 pm

Lewes Road Community Garden celebrates first birthday

The Lewes Road Community Garden is celebrating its first birthday with a Mad Hatters Tea Party this Sunday. The garden was first created by guerilla gardeners who seized the opportunity to transform a patch of land which had lain derelict for five years. At the time, the...
Posted On 28 Apr 2010 at 3:07 pm

Campbell puts Brighton Green on the spot

Brighton Pavilion Green candidate Caroline Lucas put her party’s case on Nicky Cambell’s radio programme on 5 Live this morning. She appeared on the BBC radio phone-in show in her capacity as the Green Party’s leader in England and Wales. She faced questions on issues ranging...
Posted On 28 Apr 2010 at 2:18 pm

Brighton boy, 13, charged with robbery

Two Brighton teenagers have been charged with the robbery of a convenience store during which a shopkeeper was stabbed. The boys, aged 13 and 15, are suspected of carrying out the robbery at Preston Foods in Preston Drove, Brighton, at about 8.45am on Wednesday 3 March. The...
Posted On 28 Apr 2010 at 1:33 pm

Brighton pub renovated by TV entrepreneur

A firm run by TV entrepreneur Martin Webb has begun renovating a Brighton pub. The businessman, who featured in Channel 4’s Risking It All, is behind a revamp taking place at the Dyke Tavern, in Dyke Road, Brighton. The work is being undertaken by his company Bar and Kitchen,...
Posted On 28 Apr 2010 at 11:56 am

Hove mini market loses licence after underage booze sales

A Hove mini market has had its premises licence revoked after it was caught selling booze to underage children and smuggled and fake goods. After receiving reports of underage alcohol sales, trading standards officers visited the Pharaoh Mini Market in Portland Road They...
Posted On 28 Apr 2010 at 10:43 am

Sunday's St George's Day celebrations – a happier tale

The highest profile St George’s event in Brighton on Sunday was undoubtedly the March for England, which caused major disruption and ended in nine arrests. But a smaller event celebrated the English patron saint’s day in a much more peaceful, happy and quirky way. The...
Posted On 28 Apr 2010 at 10:27 am

Vote in our poll on residents' parking in Hanover

People living in Hanover and the Elm Grove area are being asked whether they want a residents parking scheme. The News reported last month the council was set to start a consultation after 70% of people said parking was a problem in the area. Now, surveys have been posted through...
Posted On 28 Apr 2010 at 9:30 am
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