Bonfire kills Brighton school’s chickens

Seven chickens kept at a Brighton primary school have died after a bonfire got out of control. The bonfire in Chalkland Rise, Woodingdean, spread to a fence after some dry grass caught light just yards from the Rudyard Kipling Primary School boundary. East Sussex Fire and Rescue...
Posted On 20 Aug 2012 at 10:52 pm

What a load of rubbish on Brighton and Hove’s beaches

Cleaning staff cleared more than 23 tons of rubbish from the beaches of Brighton and Hove over the weekend (Saturday 18 August and Sunday 19 August). Brighton and Hove City Council said that this was the most collected in one weekend this year. It said that 60 extra litter bins...
Posted On 20 Aug 2012 at 10:01 pm

Pride grants awarded to 18 Brighton and Hove community groups

Eighteen community groups have been awarded Pride grants by Brighton and Hove City Council. The voluntary groups have been given £11,000 in total with sums ranging from £420 to £1,000 to help them to stage events or activities as part of the Pride weekend. Among those to benefit...
Posted On 20 Aug 2012 at 9:38 pm

Rockinghorse takes young patients for a spin on the Brighton Wheel

Almost 20 young patients at a Brighton hospital were treated to an outing by a local charity and one of its backers. Rockinghorse, the children’s charity, took the youngsters and their families for a free ride on the Brighton Wheel on Saturday (18 August). The youngsters – all...
Posted On 20 Aug 2012 at 7:42 pm

Fire on Hove seafront started by barbecue left in bin

A disposable barbecue was blamed for a bin fire in Hove yesterday evening (Sunday 19 August). An East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service crew from Hove was sent to the seafront at about 7.15pm to deal with the incident. Firefighters said that they were concerned by the growing number...
Posted On 20 Aug 2012 at 6:43 pm