Thousands expected for London to Brighton bike ride – but steer clear of the station

After the Naked Bike Ride through Brighton on Saturday (11 June), next weekend it’s the annual London to Brighton event. And it’s the one day of the year when cyclists will be barred from taking their bikes on the train. The British Heart Foundation, which runs the London to...
Posted On 13 Jun 2011 at 8:12 pm

Brighton MP calls for drug use to be decriminalised

Brighton Pavilion Green MP Caroline Lucas is due to call for an end to the war on drugs in a speech to health professionals this evening. She believes that decriminalising personal drug use would be the best way to tackle Brighton’s reputation as the drug death capital of...
Posted On 13 Jun 2011 at 7:07 pm

Suspected knifeman from Hove to be kept in custody over Brighton attack

A Hove man, who is accused of slashing a woman’s face with a knife, is being held in prison while he awaits a trial. Michael McGuinness, 42, of Cambridge Road, Hove, appeared before Brighton magistrates charged with attacking the woman with a knife in Grand Parade on Thursday...
Posted On 13 Jun 2011 at 5:35 pm

Cricket batsmen benefit from Brighton University research

Brighton University researchers are working on computer programmes to help cricket batsmen cope better with fast bowlers and spinners. The programmes project footage of bowlers on to life-size screens. The batsmen’s reactions are analysed to help them develop the ability to read...
Posted On 13 Jun 2011 at 4:16 am

Brighton hospital car parking wins praise

Parking is safe and secure at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, according to the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). The Royal Sussex retained its “pass mark” status after 550,000 vehicles were parked at the hospital without a single vehicle-related incident...
Posted On 13 Jun 2011 at 3:41 am

Brighton and Hove councillors to spend £2.6m on solar power scheme

Dozens of public buildings in Brighton and Hove will have solar panels on the roof under plans approved by the new Green administration. The cabinet members of Brighton and Hove City Council approved the £2.6 million solar power scheme at a meeting last week. They aim to repay...
Posted On 13 Jun 2011 at 2:34 am

Dozens defy weather for Brighton memorial service to fallen Indian soldiers

The annual Chattri Memorial Service was held in blustery conditions yesterday (Sunday 12 June) on the South Downs on the edge of Brighton. Dozens of people turned out despite the damp conditions to commemorate 53 Hindu and Sikh soldiers from India who died in hospital in Brighton...
Posted On 13 Jun 2011 at 1:53 am