Ofsted gives first verdict on Portslade academy as head leaves

Oftsed inspectors have said that Portslade Aldridge Community Academy “requires improvement” just weeks after popular head teacher Stuart McLaughlin left the school. Four inspectors from the official schools watchdog spent two days at PACA last month and gave a brief verbal...
Posted On 09 Jan 2013 at 6:43 pm

Portslade post office told that it can’t instal cash machine

The post office in Portslade Old Village has been refused planning permission for a cash machine. An application was submitted by the Bank of Ireland to fit a cash machine at the South Street premises. But Brighton and Hove City Council turned it down. It said that people using...
Posted On 09 Jan 2013 at 4:56 pm

Portslade doctor jailed for benefits fraud

A couple from Portslade have been jailed for illegally claiming almost £65,000 in benefits. Dr Maher Habib, 58, and Evelyn Girgis, 51, of Old Shoreham Road, Portslade, were sent to prison by a judge at Hove Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 8 January). The pair admitted charges of...
Posted On 09 Jan 2013 at 2:54 pm

Pedestrian suffers serious head injury in Brighton in collision with cyclist

A 47-year-old woman is being treated for a serious head injury after a cyclist collided with her on a pelican crossing in Brighton yesterday morning (Tuesday 8 January). The accident happened just after 9am in Dyke Road, near Queen Square. The woman, from Maresfield in East...
Posted On 09 Jan 2013 at 11:06 am

Brighton tourist attraction backs Rockinghorse with free open day

One of Brighton’s most popular tourist attractions is opening its doors free for an outing organised by the sick children’s charity Rockinghorse. The charity, based in Preston Road, Brighton, is taking young hospital patients along to the Sea Life Centre on Saturday (12 January)....
Posted On 09 Jan 2013 at 10:51 am

A27 Brighton bypass reopens after police persuade suicidal man not to jump from bridge

Two commuter roads were closed during the rush hour this morning (Wednesday 9 January) when a man threatened to jump from a bridge. The A27 Brighton bypass was closed between Falmer and Hollingbury – and Ditchling Road was also closed while Sussex Police dealt the incident. The...
Posted On 09 Jan 2013 at 10:29 am
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