Pride announces 2011 theme

Pride’s theme this year will be Out of This World, organisers announced today. The theme was suggested by The Zone bar on St James’s Street. Rachel Midgley from the Zone said: “This is brilliant. It’s fantastic for all our customers and staff involved in the...
Posted On 25 Jan 2011 at 5:47 pm

Your chance to buy a piece of Brighton's West Pier

Fans of the West Pier are being offered the chance to buy some of the cast iron which was collected during its steady decline in the 1990s. The West Pier Trust collected “a great deal” of cast iron material and has stored it to be used for the heritage elements of the...
Posted On 25 Jan 2011 at 3:21 pm

BBC South website is for the chop

BBC South Today’s website is among 170 sites which have been earmarked for closure by the BBC as part of a 25% cut to the corporation’s online budget. The cuts, which are out for consultation, will lead to the total loss of 360 jobs, 70 of which will be from from...
Posted On 25 Jan 2011 at 3:18 pm

Climbing and ski centre plans for disused Portslade factory

A disused Portslade factory site could be transformed to a climbing and ski centre under new plans. Hove-based City Gateway Developments, the owners of the former Flexer Sacks site in Wellington Road, have applied for permission to convert the site into a complex of offices and...
Posted On 25 Jan 2011 at 12:29 pm

Brighton death crash man named – driver arrested

Police have identified the 28-year-old man who died in an accident in Grand Parade, Brighton, on Friday 21 January. Nicholas Messenger, of Old Kent Road, London, died after a light blue BMW he was travelling in collided with a tree close to a newsagent while travelling south on...
Posted On 25 Jan 2011 at 11:06 am

Sally Gunnell backs campaign to protect Brighton and Hove school sports

Olympic star Sally Gunnell has backed a campaign to protect school sports in Brighton and Hove. The Sussex-based hurdler, who won gold in Barcelona in 1992, has added her name to a petition signed by more than 1,700 people urging the Government to keep funding the Brighton and...
Posted On 25 Jan 2011 at 8:30 am

More students stay in Brighton and Hove after graduating

A growing number of university students are settling in Brighton and Hove after completing their degrees. The latest figures from the Careers and Employability Centre (CEC) at Sussex University in Falmer suggest that 44 per cent of graduates remain in the area. The figure – 44...
Posted On 25 Jan 2011 at 5:05 am
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