Brighton and Hove school admissions lottery under threat

The school places lottery system in Brighton and Hove may be scrapped after an announcement by the Education Secretary Michael Gove yesterday (Friday 27 May). The system was brought in three years ago amid great controversy among parents but with broad cross-party support on...
Posted On 28 May 2011 at 11:37 pm

Mears brothers win right to appeal in Lapland theme park case

The two brothers from Brighton who ran the farcical Lapland theme park, Victor and Henry Mears, can appeal against their convictions. Victor Mears, 67, of Selsfield Drive, Moulsecoomb, and Henry Mears, 60, of Coombe Road, Brighton, were each jailed for 13 months in March by a...
Posted On 28 May 2011 at 10:01 pm

Impersonator and comedian Janet Brown dies at home in Hove

Janet Brown, the actress and comedian who is widely remembered for her impersonations of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, died yesterday (Friday 27 May) aged 87. Her agent, Susan Angel, said that she died in her sleep after a short illness at a nursing home in Hove. Brown...
Posted On 28 May 2011 at 9:40 pm