Brighton MP becomes parliamentary aide to Health Secretary

The Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown Simon Kirby has become parliamentary private secretary (PPS) to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Mr Kirby was previously a PPS at the Foreign Office and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Both times he worked for the Conservative...
Posted On 22 Jul 2014 at 5:01 pm

Hove rooftop seagull feeder angers neighbour

Like ’em or loathe ’em, not many people would actively go about attracting seagulls to roost on top of their home. But one Hove resident is doing just that by feeding them from their rooftop – to the disgust of at least one of their neighbours. A report on...
Posted On 22 Jul 2014 at 2:39 pm
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Brighton firefighters discover cannabis factory in burning flat

Brighton firefighters were surprised to find a cannabis factory when they arrived at a flat fire in London Road last night. Two fire engines were sent to the blaze at 9.37pm and quickly put out the flames. But they quickly realised the room alight contained cultivated cannabis...
Posted On 22 Jul 2014 at 2:24 pm
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Brighton’s beautiful rare leek

Continuing on from yesterday’s overgrown onion, today we are delighted to bring you news of a rare leek growing on Brighton seafront. The Babington’s Leek is a beautiful allium native to Britain, but not commonly found. But every July and August, its beautiful purple...
Posted On 22 Jul 2014 at 2:14 pm
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Preston Park toilets set for revamp

A petition to refurbish public toilets in Preston Park has succeeded in convincing Brighton and Hove City Council something should be done. More than 1,400 people have signed the petition protesting at dilapidated and unhygenic conditions started by Francis Incorvaja, who owns...
Posted On 22 Jul 2014 at 1:44 pm
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Fire chief blasted for tweeting about football during strike

East Sussex fire chief Des Prichard has been criticised for tweeting jokey pictures of a five-a-side football game while his firefighters were on strike. Mr Prichard posted two pictures of the team just past midnight on Sunday, one poking fun at players’ Liverpool shirts...
Posted On 22 Jul 2014 at 1:27 pm
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Beware the loan sharks

Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks and to share the message to never borrow money from them. BHT, in partnership with the England Illegal Money Lending Team who work with local Trading Standards departments to...
Posted On 22 Jul 2014 at 12:28 pm
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Nominate your sport heroes for Brighton and Hove awards

Do you know any inspirational sportsmen or women? The annual City Sport and Physical Activity Awards launches today with a drive to seek out nominations for inspirational volunteers and professionals working in sports and activity provision in the city. Anyone can put a person or...
Posted On 22 Jul 2014 at 11:34 am
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Can you help catch the Hove pigeon shooter?

A pigeon shooter is believed to be at large in Hove after six birds were found dead or injured from bullet wounds. The RSPCA is appealing for information after three birds were found in Sackville Road near the railway bridge last week, just two weeks after three more were found...
Posted On 22 Jul 2014 at 11:25 am
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Two new eateries open at Brighton Station

The revamp of Brighton Station continues with two more eateries open this month. The Cyclist Brighton aims to recreate the atmosphere of 19th century refreshment rooms, a more refined licensed station premises as featured in Brief Encounter, with a 21st century spin. As well as...
Posted On 22 Jul 2014 at 11:22 am
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