Saltdean Lido campaigners celebrate after winning £50k in People’s Millions

The Saltdean Lido has been given £49,500 after a public vote run by the television company ITV. The Lido won the money on the People’s Millions, an ITV programme produced in conjunction with the Big Lottery Fund. The Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company (CIC) said: “Th...
Posted On 25 Nov 2014 at 10:15 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion – Seagulls swoop for Villa star

By Tim Hodges The Albion are rumoured to be close to signing Aston Villa striker Darren Bent. The story has been reported in various media outlets including a reliable source on popular fans forum Northstandchat. London-born Bent has played more than a dozen times for England,...
Posted On 25 Nov 2014 at 9:44 pm

Housing chief sacked by Brighton and Hove City Council

Housing chief Jugal Sharma has been sacked by Brighton and Hove City Council for gross misconduct after a whistleblower prompted an £18 million fraud investigation. Mr Sharma, 53, of Holland Road, Hove, was dismissed as head of housing after facing a disciplinary panel made up of...
Posted On 25 Nov 2014 at 9:00 pm

Brighton and Hove councillors put latest 20mph speed limit plans on hold

Plans to bring in 20mph speed limits in Hangleton, Mile Oak, Ovingdean, Rottingdean, Saltdean, Woodingdean and the Medina Terrace area of Hove have been put on hold. Members of Brighton and Hove City Council voted to defer a discussion of phase 3 of the programme until the new...
Posted On 25 Nov 2014 at 4:43 pm

Busy Brighton junction to close overnight for five nights

One of Brighton’s busiest junctions is to be closed overnight for five nights running so the southbound side of the road can be resurfaced. The Vogue Gyratory will be closed from 8pm to 6am from Monday 1 December to Friday 5 December inclusive. Brighton and Hove City Council said...
Posted On 25 Nov 2014 at 3:31 pm

Whitehawk After School Project wins praise

The Whitehawk After School Project has won praise for the valuable work that takes place while children are playing The Whitehawk After School Project (WASP) regularly wins praise from parents, professionals and politicians. At one level it’s a play project where dozens of...
Posted On 25 Nov 2014 at 12:25 pm

Brighton students drinking less than expected, says bar operator

Brighton students are drinking less than expected, according to a bar company as it published a disappointing trading statement. And it could cost jobs as the company, Eclectic, cuts costs – even though bookings over Christmas and the new year are showing encouraging signs....
Posted On 25 Nov 2014 at 12:20 pm

Trio jailed for racist and homophobic attacks

Three men have been jailed after being found guilty of a vicious homophobic assault and a racially motivated attack in Brighton. Bradley Brachman, 19, unemployed, of Egmont Road, Hove, Rhys Pryer, 19, also unemployed, of Wilfrid Road, Hove, and Andrew Wilson, a painter, of Manor...
Posted On 25 Nov 2014 at 9:49 am