Brighton graduate’s invention offers a brighter future for cyclists

Brighton University graduate Emily Brooke has come up with a bike light to keep cyclists safe. She designed a light called Blaze which projects a laser image of a bicycle from the handlebars on to the road ahead in either flashing or constant mode. The aim of the light is to warn...
Posted On 30 Nov 2012 at 5:58 pm

Hove ceremony recognises 300 youngsters for Duke of Edinburgh's Award achievements

Almost 300 youngsters were praised at a presentation ceremony at Hove Town Hall last night (Thursday 29 November). They were recognised for achieving the bronze and silver Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Awards. Many of the youngsters took part in the scheme through their school...
Posted On 30 Nov 2012 at 11:34 am

Hove pensioner arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife

An 85-year-old Hove man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his 71-year-old wife at their home in Hangleton. Sussex Police said that the South East Coast Ambulance Service called officers to a flat in King George VI Mansions in Court Farm Road just after 10.30am yesterday...
Posted On 30 Nov 2012 at 9:14 am

Brighton airline opens for bookings

A new airline – Brighton City Airways – opens for business on Saturday (1 December) with Paris as its initial destination. The first flight is due to take off from Shoreham Airport – to be rebranded as Brighton (Shoreham) Airport on Wednesday 6 March. Two return flights a day are...
Posted On 29 Nov 2012 at 8:20 pm

Central Brighton and Hove to get 20mph speed limit

By Jenni Davidson Central Brighton and Hove is to get a 20mph speed limit from April next year. The 20mph zone will run from Sackville Road in the west to Freshfield Road in the east and north as far as Old Shoreham Road. Only the seafront, Old Shoreham Road and Sackville Road...
Posted On 29 Nov 2012 at 2:53 pm

Brighton's London Road traders complain of parking discrimination

By Jenni Davidson The joint chair of the London Road Area Traders’ Association has accused Brighton and Hove City Council of discriminating against London Road businesses by offering cheaper parking closer to the city centre. Ann Townsend asked councillors why parking was...
Posted On 28 Nov 2012 at 11:34 pm

Brighton and Hove Conservatives call on the Greens to freeze council tax

Opposition Conservatives on Brighton and Hove City Council have urged the Greens to freeze council tax bills next year. They were responding to the ruling Green Party’s proposed 2 per cent rise in council tax – similar to the defeated plan for a 3.5 per cent increase for the...
Posted On 28 Nov 2012 at 8:04 pm

Man dies after Brighton fire

A man has died after a fire at an empty property in Brighton early this morning (Wednesday 28 November). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that fire crews were sent to tackle the blaze in Kemp Town at about 3.50am. A man was brought out of the old St John the Baptist Roman...
Posted On 28 Nov 2012 at 10:42 am

Brighton & Hove Albion: All ship-shape – Seagulls fashion an easy win

By Tim Hodges from the Amex Brighton & Hove Albion 2 Bristol City 0 The Albion saw off a largely lacklustre Bristol City at the Amex this evening with goals from midfielders Dean Hammond and Andrea Orlandi. The Albion took the lead after just seven minutes. Will Buckley went...
Posted On 27 Nov 2012 at 11:51 pm

Brighton TV boss highlights prospect for local jobs

Brighton TV boss Bill Smith shared insights into the future of journalism in a lecture in London this evening (Tuesday 27 November). Mr Smith, who runs Latest TV, said that 20 local television stations were starting up in the coming few years, creating dozens of jobs. And with up...
Posted On 27 Nov 2012 at 8:34 pm