Brighton Digital Festival opens today

The month-long Brighton Digital Festival started today (Thursday 1 September). The official launch of the festival, which celebrates the burgeoning digital and creative sectors in Brighton, took place at the Phoenix Gallery in Waterloo Place, by St Peter’s Church. The festival...
Posted On 01 Sep 2011 at 11:16 pm

Hove MP says ban churches from holding weddings if they refuse to marry gay couples

Hove MP Mike Weatherley says churches should agree to conduct gay marriage ceremonies or lose the right to host weddings at all. The Conservative backbencher has written to Prime Minister David Cameron to urge him to support the proposal. Mr Weatherley believes that it would...
Posted On 01 Sep 2011 at 8:11 pm

Vandal damages 20 cars in Portslade

About 20 cars have had their paintwork scratched in Portslade. Sussex Police issued an appeal for information about the incident in which parked cars were “keyed” – scratched with what appears to have been a key – in Victoria Road and Beaconsfield Road. The vandal struck between...
Posted On 01 Sep 2011 at 7:28 pm

Sussex shortlisted for 'University of the Year' award

Sussex University has been shortlisted for the University of the Year category of the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards. Staff and students will find out if they have won on Thursday 24 November when the awards ceremony is held in London. Professor Michael Farthing, the...
Posted On 01 Sep 2011 at 6:42 pm

Teenager flees would-be armed robber on Brighton seafront

A man threatened a teenager with a gun on Brighton seafront and tried to rob him. The 6ft tall gunman went up to the 17-year-old boy in King’s Road, near the West Pier, on Sunday morning (28 August), pulled out a gun and demanded money. The teenager refused and ran off. Sussex...
Posted On 01 Sep 2011 at 3:49 pm

Lottery cash bid for Brighton park

By Sarah Booker The Level could be transformed if Brighton & Hove City Council wins its £2.8 million bid to the  Heritage Lottery’s Parks for People fund. In July councillors approved plans to move the skate park north of the rose garden in a bid to “restore the...
Posted On 01 Sep 2011 at 11:00 am
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