Two big donations secure Christmas lights for busy Brighton shopping street

Two big companies have put up nearly £10,000 between them to fund Christmas lights for a busy Brighton shopping street. American Express is donating £8,000 for Christmas lights in St James’s Street and George Street, Brighton. Jose Vazquez-Mendez, Amex’s vice-president for...
Posted On 15 Nov 2010 at 7:48 pm

Brighton MP raises the cost of free bus travel for pensioners

A Brighton MP is lobbying the Chancellor George Osborne for a fair deal on free bus travel for older people. Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown, said that Brighton and Hove City Council was £3.4 million out of pocket because of the scheme. He is seeking...
Posted On 15 Nov 2010 at 7:37 pm

Patten praises 'terrific' Brighton school

A Brighton school has won praise from the statesman, author and academic Lord Patten of Barnes. Lord Patten – also known as Chris Patten – paid tribute to “Roedean’s terrific education” and the remarkable achievements of the school and its girl. At the school’s speech day...
Posted On 15 Nov 2010 at 7:08 pm

Police start Christmas crackdown on drink-driving in Brighton and Hove

Police in Brighton and Hove start their annual Christmas crackdown on drink-driving tomorrow (Tuesday 16 November) – two weeks before the beginning of the national campaign. The campaign will include daily stop checks, a series of high profile checks and an intelligence-led...
Posted On 15 Nov 2010 at 6:33 pm

Man falls to death from Brighton block of flats

A man fell to his death from the 14th floor of a Brighton block of flats. John Davies, 39, a father of two, fell from St James’s House in High Street, Brighton. He lived in the same block of flats. Sussex Police has asked the Independent Police Complaints Commission to...
Posted On 15 Nov 2010 at 1:31 pm

Secret Millionaire given a glimpse of Brighton and Hove

Four grassroots community projects were featured in a Channel 4 television programme last night. The makers of Secret Millionaire came to Brighton and Hove with Bradley Reback, 46, a Sussex University graduate and wealthy owner of a care home business. He came back to the area...
Posted On 15 Nov 2010 at 1:13 pm