Trading standards team warns wine lovers about a corking scam

It’s a vintage year for plonk being peddled as premier cru wine. So trading standards officers are urging wine-lovers in Brighton and Hove to be on the alert for counterfeit wine. Their advice follows incidents during which they have seized cheap wine being passed off as more...
Posted On 17 Mar 2011 at 4:34 pm

Top Brighton school looks at becoming an academy

One of Brighton’s most popular secondary schools is to consider becoming an academy. Varndean School governors and head teacher William Deighan took the decision at a meeting yesterday (Wednesday 16 March). Mr Deighan and Ray Gold, the chairman of governors, issued a joint...
Posted On 17 Mar 2011 at 3:47 pm

Brighton MP to raise concern over hospital helipad proposal

A Brighton MP has promised to raise concerns about plans to build a helipad in Kemp Town. Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown, said that worried constituents had contacted him about the proposal. It would allow air ambulances to land at the Royal Sussex County...
Posted On 17 Mar 2011 at 1:58 pm

Brighton school children build replica Neolithic house

Children have built a Neolithic-style chalk house in the grounds of a Brighton primary school. Youngsters from ten schools took part in the project, with the chalk house due to be officially opened in a ceremony next Thursday (24 March). It has been built in the grounds of...
Posted On 17 Mar 2011 at 1:15 pm

Brighton child rape gang arrested

Sixty children have been taken to a place of safety after a paedophile ring that hosted rape sessions in Brighton was closed down by police. The sessions – known to the gang as “boil of the day” – were ended by Operation Rescue, with the arrest of nearly 200 suspected...
Posted On 17 Mar 2011 at 10:29 am