Brighton and Hove Greens say spending review will cost up to 4,000 local jobs

A leading Brighton politician has warned that the spending cuts announced by the government today could cost up to 4,000 jobs in Brighton and Hove. Councillor Bill Randall, convenor of the Green Party group on Brighton and Hove City Council, criticised the “speed and severity” of...
Posted On 20 Oct 2010 at 4:46 pm

Two teenagers sexually assaulted in centre of Brighton

Two young women were the subject of a sexual assault in the centre of Brighton. They are believed to have been touched up by a man and to have shouted at him and his friend after the groping incident. A woman passer-by broke up the confrontation. The incident took place in the...
Posted On 20 Oct 2010 at 3:30 pm

Police seek Brighton man after his aunt dies

A Brighton man is being sought by a coroner and police force after the death of an 85-year-old woman. The man is not suspected of any crime and Sussex Police said that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of the woman. He is thought to be a nephew and may...
Posted On 20 Oct 2010 at 1:20 pm

Portslade junior school to become a primary next September

A Portslade junior school is a step closer to being converted into an all-through primary school. A formal notice has been published setting out the plan to turn Benfield Junior School into a two-form entry primary from next September. Brighton and Hove City Council said that it...
Posted On 20 Oct 2010 at 1:04 pm

Brighton Pride may be scrapped

Pride may be scrapped next year after Brighton’s emergency services spelt out their concerns to the event’s organisers. Overcrowding, the mess left in Preston Park, drink and drug-related problems and anti-social behaviour have been blamed. Scrapping the event was one of four...
Posted On 20 Oct 2010 at 10:11 am

Zoe Ball says drink almost drove her into a mental home

Hove TV and radio presenter Zoe Ball has spoken out about her heavy drinking and “ladette” lifestyle. Ball, the wife of Norman Cook – aka the DJ Fatboy Slim – said she woke up one morning after a New Year’s Eve party which was “total carnage”. She said: “I sat sobbing, knowing if...
Posted On 20 Oct 2010 at 3:05 am

Campaigners to protest about spending cuts in Brighton and Hove

Campaigners in Brighton and Hove are ready to make their views known about the cuts expected in the Chancellor’s spending review today. Brighton Stop the Cuts Coalition said that it was building a united fight-back against the cuts agenda with a wave of protests, lobbies and...
Posted On 20 Oct 2010 at 2:27 am

Brighton school marks 125 years with visit by Lord Patten

Statesman, academic and author Lord Patten of Barnes will help Roedean School to celebrate its 125th anniversary. Lord Patten, who recently co-ordinated the state visit by the Pope, is coming to Brighton for the school’s speech day. His day job, chancellor of Oxford University,...
Posted On 20 Oct 2010 at 1:41 am