Brighton hospital seals deal to buy St Mary's Hall

The Royal Sussex County Hospital has exchanged contracts to take over part of the site of St Mary’s Hall, the former Brighton girls school. The site – taken over by Roedean girls’ school – includes four acres of land and contains 7,000 square metres of accommodation. The deal...
Posted On 10 Dec 2010 at 10:08 pm

MPs call for better trains and more parking in Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove needs better parking, a better train service and a more positive approach to pubs, clubs and bars, according to Hove MP Mike Weatherley. Mr Weatherley called for a cut in red tape, tax breaks for small businesses and a kinder national insurance regime. These...
Posted On 10 Dec 2010 at 9:42 pm

Brighton journalism professor warns about 'town hall Pravdas'

A journalism professor from Brighton has given evidence to MPs about new rules intended to keep “town hall Pravdas” in check. Roy Greenslade told a House of Commons select committee that one of the more frequent council publications “represents the thin end of the wedge”....
Posted On 10 Dec 2010 at 1:54 pm

Twitterati turn to Brighton and Hove police chief during protests

The way that police officers use social media during protests in Brighton and Hove has been highlighted by the BBC. The broadcaster cited the work of Sussex Police and West Midlands Police in an online feature about the changing nature of protests. It published its feature...
Posted On 10 Dec 2010 at 9:36 am

Fire brigades may merge

The fire brigade serving Brighton and Hove is in talks with a neighbouring brigade to see how they can work more closely together. The talks could even lead to a merger of East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service with its West Sussex counterpart. East Sussex Fire and Rescue said: “At...
Posted On 10 Dec 2010 at 7:34 am
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