Brighton and Hove commuters struggle home as two out of five rail lines reopen

Trains have started running again between East Croydon and Gatwick after all services in the area were cancelled earlier for much of the day. Southern is running two trains an hour from Victoria to Brighton – starting at 7pm – after the main line was closed by a landslip in the...
Posted On 01 Aug 2011 at 8:46 pm

Striking BBC journalists picket Brighton studio

BBC journalists in Brighton have gone on strike for the second time in a month. They are part of a national strike by members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) who work for the state broadcaster. They are striking over plans to make almost 400 people compulsorily...
Posted On 01 Aug 2011 at 8:00 pm

Brighton and Hove fire chiefs issue warning about Chinese lanterns

Firefighters are trying to discourage people in Brighton and Hove from using Chinese lanterns, saying that they have caused a spate of fires across the country. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, which serves Brighton and Hove, said: “There is evidence of them causing fires,...
Posted On 01 Aug 2011 at 7:14 pm

Landslip causes rail chaos for Brighton and Hove commuters

Thousands of rail commuters from Brighton, Hove and Portslade face long delays on their way home this afternoon after a landslip blocked the main line. The landslip, in the South Croydon area, was caused by a burst water main in Stanhope Road which was reported at about 9.30am...
Posted On 01 Aug 2011 at 6:39 pm

Two treated after tackling fire in Brighton

Two men needed treatment after breathing in smoke while trying to put out a fire in Brighton this morning. They were using buckets of water to try to douse the blaze in a ground floor bedroom in Saunders Park View shortly before 5am. The pair were treated at the scene by a crew...
Posted On 01 Aug 2011 at 1:24 pm

Standing forecast unlikely to cheer Brighton and Hove commuters

Commuters from Brighton, Hove and Portslade are likely to face continued overcrowding, according to the latest strategy document from Network Rail. The track owner said: “Standing for durations longer than the recommended 20 minutes is likely to remain an issue.” It said that...
Posted On 01 Aug 2011 at 5:46 am

Help Poles use NHS in Brighton and Hove, urges report

More effort should be made to help Polish people living in Brighton and Hove understand how they can use the NHS, according to an official watchdog. The Brighton and Hove Local Involvement Network (LINk) flagged up high rates of smoking and suicide among Poles compared with...
Posted On 01 Aug 2011 at 4:36 am

Tenants offered a chance to buy in Brighton and Hove

One of the biggest housing associations operating in Brighton and Hove has started offering a government-backed helping hand to first-time buyers. Moat is taking part in the First Buy scheme, offering tenants in Brighton and Hove a way to become home owners. The scheme is...
Posted On 01 Aug 2011 at 2:35 am