New year honours for Brighton and Hove LGBT supporters

Two women who support the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) community in Brighton and Hove have been included in the Queen’s New Year Honours List. Alice Purnell, 68, from Hove, was made an OBE. The psychologist, counsellor and author was honoured for services to...
Posted On 31 Dec 2011 at 5:10 am

Brighton charity's president honoured for work with blind people

A long-serving member of staff at a Brighton home for blind ex-servicemen and women has been made an OBE in the New Year Honours List. Ray Hazan, 66, who is blind himself, is the president of St Dunstan’s, the charity with a home in Ovingdean. He has been made an OBE for services...
Posted On 31 Dec 2011 at 3:58 am

Queen awards knighthood to sponsor of Brighton and Portslade academies

Falmer and Portslade academies sponsor Rod Aldridge has been knighted in the New Year Honours List. Sir Rod, 64, chairman of the Aldridge Foundation, said: “I’m overwhelmed and deeply honoured. It’s fantastic news. “It’s for services to young people and that’s what it’s abou...
Posted On 31 Dec 2011 at 2:26 am

Brighton and Hove Blue Badge holders to pay more

Up to 13,000 Blue Badge holders in Brighton and Hove are likely to have to pay £10 when they renew their badge – up from £2. The price rise – the first since 1983 – is expected to be approved by the Brighton and Hove City Council cabinet at a meeting on Thursday 19 January. If it...
Posted On 31 Dec 2011 at 1:30 am

Brighton & Hove Albion: El Abd – Brilliant feeling to finally play at the Amex

By Tim Hodges Adam El Abd revealed this week how much he enjoyed his first game at the Amex despite the unusual circumstances of the Burnley game. He also commented on his former team mates Dan Harding and Dean Hammond, suggesting that there may have been a bit of banter with...
Posted On 30 Dec 2011 at 9:55 pm

Masked robbers tie up elderly Brighton couple

Three masked men tied up and robbed an elderly couple in their Brighton home last night (Thursday 29 December). The couple, both 73, were tied up and locked in their bedroom at about 7.20pm while the three men searched their home in Crescent Drive North, Woodingdean. Detecive...
Posted On 30 Dec 2011 at 2:41 pm

Brighton and Hove libraries win funds for personal finance work

Brighton and Hove libraries have won funding to help people manage their finances online. Library staff will be trained to help people find the most appropriate websites as part of a pilot programme being run nationally. Brighton and Hove City Council said that its libraries...
Posted On 30 Dec 2011 at 1:39 pm

Brighton and Hove rescue kennels full as 14 dogs are abandoned

Fourteen young dogs, some of them puppies of only a few months, have been abandoned in Brighton and Hove over Christmas. They have been picked up by animal welfare staff working for Brighton and Hove City Council over the holiday period. The council said that there was no more...
Posted On 29 Dec 2011 at 11:35 pm

Laser scanners offer relief for Brighton and Hove drivers

Drivers from Brighton and Hove can expect roads to reopen more quickly when they are closed after a crash. Sussex Police said that the force’s accident investigators would soon be using 3D laser scanners to take measurements at crash scenes. The scanners will be part paid for by...
Posted On 29 Dec 2011 at 7:56 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Poyet 'Put money on us at Coventry, if we play like we did against Reading'

By Tim Hodges from the Amex Press Briefing Gus Poyet suggested this morning that the Albion could beat Coventry on Saturday if the Seagulls played like they did against Reading. But he did add, however, not if the perfromance was like the one against Forest, even though the...
Posted On 29 Dec 2011 at 11:11 am
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