Bike-riding muggers attack couple in Hove

Two muggers on bicycles attacked and robbed a couple as they walked home from a party in Hove. The muggers confronted the couple – a man and a woman – in Lansdowne Place, Hove, near Palmeira Square. One of them punched the man several times, Sussex Police said, causing him severe...
Posted On 31 Oct 2013 at 7:50 pm

New outdoor seating for Hove Museum

By Jenni Davidson Hove Museum is to get a new outdoor seating area for its café. Planning permission for a new terrace was granted at a meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council’s planning committee yesterday (Wednesday 30 October). The terrace is to be built along the side of...
Posted On 31 Oct 2013 at 6:49 pm
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Prime Minister tells Brighton MP that £420m hospital revamp will be approved soon

The Prime Minister David Cameron has written to Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby about the future of the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Mr Cameron said that “an approval decision” about funding for the £420 million redevelopment of the hospital was expected shortly. He also...
Posted On 31 Oct 2013 at 6:41 pm

Brighton and Hove councillors push to get rid of high strength alcohol

By Jenni Davidson Shops and off licences in Brighton and Hove will be asked to sign up to a voluntary agreement not to sell beers, lagers and ciders above 6% alcohol by volume (abv). Super-strength alcoholic drinks are believed to cause problems with street drinking and...
Posted On 31 Oct 2013 at 6:39 pm
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Brighton health project wins national award

A project that halved the number of mental health patients being admitted for observation by accident and emergency (A&E) staff at a Brighton hospital has won a national award. The Brighton Urgent Response Service (BURS) won praise from the judges of the first Guardian...
Posted On 30 Oct 2013 at 11:27 am

Brighton employer recognised for work with apprentices

One of Brighton’s biggest private sector employers has been recognised for its work with apprentices. Mears, which employs about 160 staff from its base in Moulsecoomb, was named employer of the year at the regional National Apprenticeship Service awards. The company has taken on...
Posted On 29 Oct 2013 at 6:10 pm

Tributes paid to retiring Brighton and Hove tenant rep

Tributes have been paid to a Brighton and Hove tenant representative Jean Davis who is stepping down. She represents the Central Area Housing Management Panel, relaying residents’ views to Brighton and Hove City Council. Councillor Bill Randall, chairman of the council’s Housing...
Posted On 29 Oct 2013 at 5:52 pm

Brighton law firm takes on 13 new staff

A Brighton law firm has taken on 13 new staff with more recruits lined up in the coming weeks. Mayo Wynne Baxter, the solicitors, in Dyke Road, Brighton, is taking on the newcomers to cope with a growing workload. Among the arrivals is Carmen Calvo-Couto, who comes from Spain and...
Posted On 29 Oct 2013 at 12:17 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Seagulls draw Hornets sting

By Tim Hodges from the Amex Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Watford 1 The Albion drew with high-flying Watford in controversial circumstances at the Amex. Already 1-0 in front, Watford appeared to score  a second goal immediately after half time. Fernando Forestieri’s shot was...
Posted On 28 Oct 2013 at 11:29 pm
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Storm clear up begins in Brighton and Hove

Dozens of trees and heavy branches are being cleared from roads and railway lines in and around Brighton and Hove this morning (Monday 28 October). The clear up follows the overnight storm which claimed at least three lives as it blew across southern England, including...
Posted On 28 Oct 2013 at 12:50 pm
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