Government signals go ahead for Thameslink upgrade

The Thameslink project will go ahead and the route will be served by more train carriages, the government announced today. The Brighton to Bedford route via London Bridge, Blackfriars and King’s Cross looked to be at risk from the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition’s...
Posted On 25 Nov 2010 at 10:48 am

Six arrested after student protests in Brighton and Hove – videos from protests

Sussex Police now says that six people including five schoolchildren were arrested during the student protests in Brighton and Hove yesterday. One was a girl of 15 suspected of assaulting a police officer. All six have been bailed without charge while police inquiries continue....
Posted On 25 Nov 2010 at 10:14 am

Council chiefs prepare for snow in Brighton and Hove

The council is preparing for the cold snap over the coming week and hoping it won’t be caught out like last time if it snows. It also asked owners of four-wheel drive (4×4) vehicles to volunteer to help out. Brighton and Hove City Council said that its priorities were “to...
Posted On 25 Nov 2010 at 5:59 am

Bishop of Arundel and Brighton joins police for morning prayers

Two bishops will join Sussex Police for morning prayers today. The Roman Catholic Bishop of Arundel and Brighton the Rt Rev Kieran Conry will join his Church of England counterpart the Bishop of Chichester the Rt Rev John Hind at a conference hosted by the police. The conference...
Posted On 25 Nov 2010 at 5:55 am

Schoolboy, 15, arrested during student demo in Brighton

A 15-year-old schoolboy was among three people were arrested during the student protests in Brighton and Hove yesterday. The Poundland shop in Western Road, Brighton, suffered looting and protesters entered Brighton Town Hall and two Brighton University buildings. Sussex Police...
Posted On 25 Nov 2010 at 5:50 am

Train fares to soar for Brighton and Hove commuters

Train fares from stations in Brighton, Hove and Portslade will go up by up to 12.8 per cent from January. The price of a Southern season ticket to London from Brighton will be £3,832 – up from £3,556 and a rise of nearly 8 per cent. First Capital Connect is offering a cheaper...
Posted On 25 Nov 2010 at 5:45 am

Brighton woman wins top YMCA award

A woman from Brighton has been named as YMCA England’s first Young Achiever of the Year. Kim Shippam first came into contact with the YMCA when she was given help with her housing. She has since overcome serious health problems and returned to the YMCA to help as a volunteer for...
Posted On 25 Nov 2010 at 5:40 am