Gritters take to streets of Brighton and Hove for a fourth night

Gritters have been out on the streets of Brighton and Hove again as temperatures hover around freezing. Weather forecasts suggest the possibility of a light dusting of snow tomorrow (Saturday 27 November) or, at best, cold rain. Brighton and Hove City Council said that although...
Posted On 26 Nov 2010 at 10:46 pm

Students continue to occupy Brighton University lecture hall

A group of students who have been occupying a lecture hall in Brighton University’s Pavilion Parade building are now holding their own lectures there. Although seminars and lectures continue to go on in other rooms, the group of 50 or so students have drawn up a series of...
Posted On 26 Nov 2010 at 3:17 pm

Train punctuality worsens for Brighton and Hove commuters

The two main train operators out of Brighton and Hove were in the country’s bottom three for punctuality in the latest figures published by Network Rail. And one of them, Southern, had the biggest drop in punctuality compared with a year ago. Some 83.1 per cent of Southern trains...
Posted On 26 Nov 2010 at 2:30 pm

Brighton University offers free degrees

At a time when proposed rises in tuition fees are in the news, Brighton University is offering free degrees. The university said: “High-flying graduates are being offered the opportunity to undertake a fully funded masters degree.” The opportunity comes courtesy of a company run...
Posted On 26 Nov 2010 at 2:06 pm

Brighton and Hove students and pupils plan another demo

Students and school pupils are planning another march to build on the momentum of the protests held two days ago in Brighton and elsewhere. The next demonstration will take place on Tuesday (30 November) starting from the Old Steine at 1.30pm. Protesters plan to march to Hove...
Posted On 26 Nov 2010 at 1:17 pm

Suspected Brighton flasher sent for trial by jury

Suspected flasher committed for crown court trial A suspected flasher has been sent for trial at Lewes Crown Court by Brighton magistrates. Paul Goodenough, 39, of Sandes Place in Leatherhead, Surrey, is due to have a trial date set at a plea and case management hearing on Friday...
Posted On 26 Nov 2010 at 12:52 pm

Brighton MP speaks out about free bus travel for older people

A Brighton MP has called on the government to rethink the way that it funds free bus travel for pensioners. He said that the current formula had left the council tax payers of Brighton and Hove £3.4 million out of pocket. Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown,...
Posted On 26 Nov 2010 at 12:42 pm