A quarter of Hove Park School parents reject academy proposal

A quarter of Hove Park parents have voted against the school becoming an academy in a ballot organised by Brighton and Hove City Council. Almost 400 parents out of more than 1,500 voted against academy status for the school. They outvoted those in favour by 387 to 156 votes ...
Posted On 15 Jul 2014 at 10:04 pm

Bishop to face further sex abuse charges in Hove court

A retired bishop is to face two more sex abuse charges when he appears by video link at Hove Crown Court. Peter Ball, the former Bishop of Lewes, is expected to have the charges added to three existing ones on Thursday (17 July). Ball, 82, of Langport, Somerset, has been...
Posted On 15 Jul 2014 at 2:14 pm

Old and new trade side by side in revamped Brighton Open Market

The full list of traders at Brighton’s newly revamped Old Market has been published. Old favourites such as Buttons and Bows, “Bacon King” Dave Ovett will rub shoulders with independent start-ups like t-shirt company Smith & Crumble and Shaboutique....
Posted On 15 Jul 2014 at 1:08 pm

Hove Park School set to close tomorrow as teachers strike

Hove Park School is set to close tomorrow as teachers’ strike in protest at plans to turn it into academy. The NUT balloted its members at the school and last week, they overwhelmingly voted in favour of striking, with 80% in favour. The┬áHands off Hove Park blog┬átoday...
Posted On 15 Jul 2014 at 1:07 pm
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