Fire service merger put on hold

The merger of the fire service covering Brighton and Hove with a neighbouring service has been put on hold. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, which covers the city, and the neighbouring West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are keen to amalgamate. But a government funding review...
Posted On 04 Nov 2011 at 7:49 pm

The burning question about Lewes Bonfire

Is Lewes Bonfire an important commemoration or a good excuse for a party? The Bonfire prayers implore us to “Remember, remember the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder treason and plot”. And every year thousands take part in the processions, and tens of thousands more line the...
Posted On 04 Nov 2011 at 7:08 pm

Man headbutts bus driver in Peacehaven for failing to stop

A man admitted headbutting a bus driver who failed to stop for him, Brighton Magistrates’ Court was told yesterday (Thursday 3 November). Peter Didcote also admitted kicking the side of John Day’s head. Didcote, 46, pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily arm but disputed...
Posted On 04 Nov 2011 at 11:25 am

The Argus to lay off more staff in Brighton

The daily newspaper for Brighton and Hove is expected to lay off more staff in the coming weeks. The Argus, in Crowhurst Road, Hollingbury, has written formally to more than a dozen staff in newspaper sales and at least half a dozen editorial staff. The letters invite staff whose...
Posted On 04 Nov 2011 at 6:33 am