Brighton A&E doctor tells Prime Minister ‘you lied’ about NHS

A Brighton accident and emergency (A&E) consultant accused the Prime Minister David Cameron of lying about the NHS in an open letter. Rob Galloway, a doctor at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, also said that A&E was in crisis rather than just busy. He published his open...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 10:47 pm

Brighton Museum to charge £5 for admission

Brighton Museum is to charge non-city residents £5 admission in a bid to help plug the council’s budget gap. The new charge will come into force from May 1 this year, and is expected to net Brighton and Hove City Council £200,000. A report to the council’s economic...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 5:49 pm

Hove van driver banned after second drink driving conviction

A van driver from Hove has been banned from the roads after being convicted of drink driving for a second time. Luke Appleton, 26, of Tisbury Road, Hove, was caught by Sussex Police at about 10pm on Saturday 20 December in Storrington during the annual drink driving crackdown....
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 1:31 pm

Firefighters warn of new way bad parking puts lives at risk

Bad parking in Brighton’s narrow streets has long been a cause of concern for emergency services who fear their way may be blocked as a result. But this week, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service launched a campaign to raise awareness of another parking peril –...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 1:28 pm

Tiny buses deliver books to Mile Oak schoolchildren

A miniature Brighton and Hove Bus is being put into service delivering books to children at Mile Oak Primary School this week. The wooden bus is one of a fleet of four originally created by a friend of the school, Peter Coleman and lovingly renovated by the bus company’s...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 12:19 pm

Wet towel caused Brighton hotel bedroom fire

A wet towel placed over a light sparked a fire which led to the evacuation of hundreds of guests at the Kings Hotel on Brighton seafront. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called at 2.42am this morning to reports of fire alarms sounding. Two fire engines from Preston Circus...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 11:42 am

Train boss says sorry to Brighton and Hove passengers

A train company boss has apologised to passengers from Brighton, Hove and Portslade for crowded Thameslink trains, delays and cancellations. Southern Railway’s integration and partnership manager Larry Heyman said that driver shortages on the newly inherited Thameslink routes...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 2:23 am

Brighton hospital bosses plead: ‘Please don’t come to A&E’

Brighton and Hove hospital bosses have urged patients: “Please don’t come to A&E.” The trust that runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton posted a prominent “urgent message” on its website. The Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust website said: “We are...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 1:56 am

Knife-wielding robber steals mobile phone in Brighton mugging

A robber threatened another man with a knife and stole his mobile phone in a mugging in Brighton. The thug demanded cash but the 19-year-old victim didn’t have any on him so the mugger ran off with his phone. The robbery happened in New England Street, Brighton, while the victim...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 1:24 am

Runaway D-Day veteran from Hove dies aged 90

The runaway D-Day veteran and former mayor of Hove, Bernard Jordan, has died peacefully aged 90. Bernie Jordan disappeared from the Pines nursing home in Hove last summer to join fellow veterans commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings. The former Royal Navy...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 12:50 am
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