Albion boss says England need to play more like Brighton

Brighton and Hove Albion manager Gus Poyet has given a damning verdict on the state of English football. His solution? Teams should play more like the Seagulls, currently three points clear at the top of League One with games in hand. Poyet, 43, praised his Albion side for...
Posted On 14 Feb 2011 at 11:53 pm

Free sexual health scheme for Brighton and Hove starts on Valentine's Day

More than 20 pharmacies in Brighton and Hove are offering free a sexual health service for young people from today – St Valentine’s Day. The new service will make condoms, morning-after pills and chlamydia testing and treatment available free of charge to people aged under 25....
Posted On 14 Feb 2011 at 11:55 am

Brighton and Hove council website and IT hit by power cut

A power cut over the weekend has caused problems for Brighton and Hove City Council. The authority’s website is down today (Monday 14 February) and numerous IT systems have been affected by the outtage, which is believed to have happened in the early hours. Council officers...
Posted On 14 Feb 2011 at 10:56 am

MEP accused of breaking expenses rules

One of the MEPs who represents Brighton and Hove has been accused of abusing the European Parliament daily attendance allowance. The Labour MEP Peter Skinner, one of ten Members of the European Parliament for South East England, defended his actions after he was allegedly caught...
Posted On 14 Feb 2011 at 8:30 am

Junior doctors describe on-call chaos at Royal Sussex as chief promises action

Junior doctors working at a Brighton hospital have described their on-call shifts as busy, chaotic and stressful. Asked to choose three words to describe how their on-call shifts should be, they said educational, supported and organised. The young doctors at the Royal Sussex...
Posted On 14 Feb 2011 at 7:49 am

Court orders Hove home owner to pay out £1,000

A court has landed a Hove woman with a bill of almost £1,000 for letting her house fall into disrepair. Joyce Stevens, of Sackville Road, Hove, admitted letting her home fall into considerable disrepair. She ignored several letters and a planning enforcement notice to clean up...
Posted On 14 Feb 2011 at 7:38 am

Brighton and Hove cabbies urged to improve service for wheelchair users

Cabbies are to be asked to provide a better service for disabled people across Brighton and Hove. Many drivers have already voluntarily bought taxis capable of carrying wheelchairs and they have been praised for doing so by councillors and disability campaigners. But members of...
Posted On 14 Feb 2011 at 4:45 am

Hove MP sets up group to tackle shop crime

Hove Conservative MP Mike Weatherley has set up a committee to tackle some of the threats facing small shopkeepers. Mr Weatherley has established the All Party Parliamentary Group on Retail and Business Crime to look at issues such as shoplifting The group’s aim will be to use...
Posted On 14 Feb 2011 at 4:37 am

Brighton hospital trust to take over training organisation

The organisation that provides postgraduate training for doctors, dentists and pharmacists across the region will be run by Brighton’s main hospital trust. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust will take over the management of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery from...
Posted On 14 Feb 2011 at 4:20 am

Two Albion fans name the day for Falmer stadium wedding debut

The fixture list for Brighton and Hove Albion’s first season at the new Falmer stadium may not be out yet – but the first match will be on Saturday 9 July. It’s not a friendly. It’s a more intimate match than that, as that’s the date when two Albion fans will kick off their...
Posted On 14 Feb 2011 at 3:30 am
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