Thousands strike over pensions in Brighton and Hove

About 3,500 people took part in a protest in Brighton and Hove today against changes to public sector pensions. Others picketed schools and other public buildings and went on strike. A march and rally passed off peacefully although later four people were arrested in Brighton for...
Posted On 30 Jun 2011 at 11:53 pm

Theft suspect from Hove bailed to appear before Brighton bench

A 36-year-old man from Hove has been charged with the theft of a mobile phone yesterday (Wednesday 29 June). Kylie Hillier, of Cambridge Road, Hove, was arrested on suspicion of theft in St James’s Street in Brighton. Sussex Police said that he had been bailed to appear at...
Posted On 30 Jun 2011 at 11:20 pm

Greens promise to preserve Saltdean Lido

Campaigners trying to protect Saltdean Lido have won the backing of the new Green administration running Brighton and Hove City Council. The promise to save the elegant outdoor pool and surrounds was made by the council’s cabinet member for culture, recreation and tourism...
Posted On 30 Jun 2011 at 11:16 pm

Brighton MP backs campaign to save religious education

A petition to save religious education (RE) was handed in to 10 Downing Street today with the support of Brighton Pavilion Green MP Caroline Lucas. She was one of 112 MPs and 140,000 members of the public across the political spectrum to sign up to the campaign to save RE. The...
Posted On 30 Jun 2011 at 7:08 pm

Teachers' strike closes most schools in Brighton and Hove

Most schools in Brighton and Hove were closed to pupils today as teachers went on strike over proposed changes to their pensions. At least 50 schools, colleges and nurseries were closed – or, in a few cases, partially closed – by the strike. And at least a thousand supporters of...
Posted On 30 Jun 2011 at 10:23 am

Dog saved from cruel owner after attack in Brighton street

A dog has been seized from its cruel owner after he kicked and punched it in the centre of Brighton. Sussex Police took Argo, a seven-year-old Belgian shepherd, from Massimiliano Giuliani, 42, who is homeless, after witnesses saw him mistreating his dog in St James’s Street....
Posted On 30 Jun 2011 at 9:04 am

Thieves steal tools from four cars in Brighton

Four cars were broken into in Brighton in one night. Sussex Police said that workmen should lock their tools away after the break-ins in Bevendean and Saltdean. Tools were stolen overnight from vehicles in Wicklands Avenue, Chichester Drive East, Withyham Avenue and Heathfield...
Posted On 29 Jun 2011 at 10:26 pm

Albion win approval for park and ride at Brighton Racecourse

Brighton and Hove Albion have been given permission to run a park and ride scheme from the Racecourse on match days. The scheme will be reviewed though as permission is temporary – for two years. It will be run with two other match-day park and rides at Mill Road and...
Posted On 29 Jun 2011 at 4:04 pm

Cyclists and caravan club help good causes in Woodingdean

A Brighton youth centre and a swimming pool fund are hundreds of pounds better off thanks to dozens of cyclists who took part in the London to Brighton Bike Ride. About 140 cyclists used Happy Valley in Woodingdean as a base, with the Caravan Club of East Sussex organising a...
Posted On 29 Jun 2011 at 1:26 pm

The Palace Pier in Brighton is up for sale

The Palace Pier in Brighton has been put up for sale by the Noble Group. The deal will involve the sale of the entire issued share capital of the Brighton Marine Palace & Pier Company. The company was established by Act of Parliament in 1888 to develop and run the pier. Noble...
Posted On 29 Jun 2011 at 1:02 pm
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