University lecturers at Brighton and Sussex to strike

Staff at Brighton’s two universities are to take part in a national strike this week in a row over pensions. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at Sussex University will strike for the first of days tomorrow (Tuesday 22 March). Staff from Brighton University are...
Posted On 21 Mar 2011 at 9:52 pm

Campaigner lobbies Hove MP over laws on planning and squatting

A prolific civic campaigner has asked an MP to question ministers about ways to prevent developers from scarring places like Brighton and Hove. Valerie Paynter, who runs Save Hove and campaigns on planning issues, has written to Mike Weatherley, the Conservative MP for Hove. She...
Posted On 21 Mar 2011 at 9:50 pm

Brighton children's centre rated outstanding by watchdog

A children’s centre in the heart of Brighton has been judged “outstanding” by independent inspectors. Ofsted, the government watchdog, delivered its highest accolade after inspecting Tarner Children’s Centre in Ivory Place, Brighton. The report by Ofsted praised the centre for...
Posted On 21 Mar 2011 at 9:45 pm

Man bailed after Brighton postman knocked over in hit and run

Police have bailed a 21-year-old man from Hove after a postman was injured in a hit and run incident. The man is suspected of being the driver of a Volvo estate car which ploughed into the postman in Widdicombe Way, Moulsecoomb, just after 11.30am on Saturday (19 March). The...
Posted On 21 Mar 2011 at 3:43 pm

Carjackers attack driver at knifepoint in Portslade

Three men car-jacked a 20-year-old man at knifepoint in Portslade. They attacked him so viciously as they took his purple Ford Fiesta that he needed hospital treatment. Sussex Police said that they had arrested two 19-year-old men and a 22-year-old man, all local, on suspicion of...
Posted On 21 Mar 2011 at 3:38 pm

Brighton-born soldier dies three weeks after becoming a father

A Brighton-born soldier has died after being wounded in Afghanistan. Dan Prior, 27, was surrounded by his family including his newborn son as he passed away. Private Prior, of D Company, 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, had been flown back to Britain after being hurt in a...
Posted On 21 Mar 2011 at 12:34 am
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