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
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