Brighton's busiest bus stops still closed because of gas leak

Buses running through the centre of Brighton were affected by gas leak repairs for a second day today. Hundreds of buses were unable to stop at some of the town’s busiest stops opposite Churchill Square shopping centre in Western Road. Brighton and Hove Buses laid on extra staff...
Posted On 21 Oct 2010 at 11:29 pm

Brighton nursery's future back in doubt

The future of a Brighton nursery is back in the balance. Green councillors asked colleagues across the political spectrum to review the threat to Bright Start Nursery in Barrack Yard off North Road, Brighton. Their moved failed and next week Brighton and Hove City Council will...
Posted On 21 Oct 2010 at 11:21 pm

Brighton and Hove council leader welcomes spending review

The government’s comprehensive spending review wasn’t all bad news, according to the Conservative leader of Brighton and Hove City Council. And Councillor Mary Mears said that the council was in a relatively good position after the statement by Chancellor George Osborne on behalf...
Posted On 21 Oct 2010 at 11:03 pm

Police songs banned from patrol cars

Who polices the police? When it comes to music, the Performing Rights Society uphold the law. And as a result of the PRS campaign to crackdown on people playing music at work, Sussex Police has told officers to stop listening to the radio. Obviously not their police radios, but...
Posted On 21 Oct 2010 at 10:53 pm

Brighton infant and junior school to merge

Two Brighton schools are to merge to form an all-through primary from next September. Balfour junior and infant schools are to join and take children from 4 years to 11. The move is seen as offering numerous advantages, including: •greater continuity in teaching, pupil care and...
Posted On 21 Oct 2010 at 4:26 pm

Brighton councillor criticises abolition of cycling quango

A Brighton and Hove councillor has criticised the government for abolishing Cycling England in its cull of quangos. Councillor Ian Davey, the Green Party transport spokesman on Brighton and Hove City Council, said: “This is a sad day for cycling and the future of sustainable...
Posted On 21 Oct 2010 at 1:01 pm

Police ask people of Brighton and Hove to help with spending review

Sussex Police needs to make cuts of £52 million, it said after the comprehensive spending review announcement yesterday. The force is asking people in Brighton and Hove to help decide where the cuts will come by responding to a consultation. The force said that it wants to make...
Posted On 21 Oct 2010 at 12:44 pm

Brighton and Hove girls offered cervical cancer jabs for third year

Brighton and Hove schoolgirls are being given a vaccine to protect them against cervical cancer. The vaccination programme in secondary schools is taking place for the third year, with letters being sent to parents of girls aged 12 and 13. Last year more than 90 per cent of...
Posted On 21 Oct 2010 at 12:19 pm

Brighton children's charity names new chief executive

A Brighton-based children’s charity has announced the appointment of a new chief executive. Rockinghorse has named Claire Ross-Baker, 44, as the woman who will take over the top job a few weeks before Christmas. She joins Rockinghorse after nearly four years as head of...
Posted On 21 Oct 2010 at 7:10 am