Could Hanover be asked to vote on residents parking again?

Parking is back on the agenda in Hanover and Elm Grove after a sample survey indicated support for a controlled parking zone (CPZ) in some roads. The Hanover and Elm Grove local action team (LAT) asked people in a handful of streets whether they would support residents parking to...
Posted On 22 Sep 2014 at 9:06 pm

Hands Off Hove Park School campaigners celebrate governors’ decision to reject academy plan

Hands Off Hove Park School campaigners were celebrating this evening (Monday 22 September) after governors voted unanimously against turning the school into an academy. The campaign group, led by parents Sharon Duggal and Natasha Steel, said: “The parents, carers and members of...
Posted On 22 Sep 2014 at 7:38 pm

Hove Park School governors reject academy proposal

Hove Park School governors rejected the prospect of converting the school to an academy at a meeting this evening (Monday 22 September). The news delighted campaigners who gathered at the school gates in Nevill Road, Hove, while the governors meeting took place. The vote followed...
Posted On 22 Sep 2014 at 7:27 pm

Rail lines blocked after person hit by train at Preston Park

A person has been hit by a train at Preston Park. The incident happened at about 5.40pm and lines have been closed as a result, leading to widespread disruption on the Brighton mainline. By 6.30pm, one of the lines had reopened. @networkrail: #PrestonPark We’re on site with...
Posted On 22 Sep 2014 at 5:00 pm

Hove Park head says no to academy plans

The head of Hove Park School, Derek Trimmer, has told teachers that he is recommending governors vote against plans to turn the school into an academy tonight (Monday 22 September). His full statement follows: This evening marks the culmination of months of work and debate around...
Posted On 22 Sep 2014 at 2:02 pm

Man rescued from fire in Hove flat

A man was helped to safety by firefighters from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service after his kitchen caught fire in the early hours of Saturday morning. Crews from Preston Circus and Hove were called at 4.07am  to an address in Tisbury Road after reports of the smell of burning...
Posted On 22 Sep 2014 at 8:31 am

Kitchen fire in Brighton flat

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to a fire in Prince’s Crescent in Brighton at 1am this morning. Crews from Preston Circus and Hove attended the address where a fire had broken out in a first floor kitchen. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and a hose...
Posted On 22 Sep 2014 at 8:03 am

Eight bailed over Pavilion Gardens stabbing

Eight people arrested over the stabbing of a man in Pavilion Gardens on Saturday have been released on police bail. The gardens were cordoned off by the entrance to Brighton Museum on Saturday while forensic officers combed the area. It followed a fight at5.40am morning when...
Posted On 22 Sep 2014 at 7:16 am

Tree campaigner celebrates saving another elm

Eco-campaigner and Green council candidate Tom Druitt has voiced his “relief” after another endangered healthy elm tree looks set for a reprieve. On Wednesday, Brighton and Hove City Council’s planning committee rejected Brighton College’s plans to build a...
Posted On 22 Sep 2014 at 6:39 am

Saltdean Oval attracts five times more bees and butterflies when unmown

An academic study at Saltdean Oval found that not mowing the grass led to a huge rise in flowers and wildlife. Researchers at the University of Sussex’s Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects (LASI) monitored areas of the park to see what would happen if the grass was left...
Posted On 22 Sep 2014 at 6:30 am
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