Thousands go to A&E after failing to get GP appointment

Thousands of people who failed to get a GP appointment ended up in A&E  last year, new figures suggest. Taking figures from an official NHS England patient survey, the Labour party have calculated that about 2,700 people went to hospital for help after failing to get a GP...
Posted On 20 Jan 2015 at 9:49 pm

Crystal Palace coach driver blamed for Amex poo incident

The culprit responsible for leaving faeces in the dressing room at the Amex during a Brighton and Hove Albion match against Crystal Palace was the away team’s coach driver, it was claimed tonight. The Croydon Advertiser tonight reports defender Paddy McCarthy’s...
Posted On 20 Jan 2015 at 9:35 pm

Brighton knifepoint robbery suspect remanded in custody by court

A man suspected of holding up two women at knifepoint in a Brighton car park before stealing their car has been ordered to await trial in prison. Patrick Christopher Nesbitt, 30, of no fixed address, was remanded in custody when he appeared before Brighton magistrates yesterday...
Posted On 20 Jan 2015 at 7:06 pm

No fatal collisions in new 20mph zones

New figures show there have been no fatal collisions where Brighton and Hove’s first 20mph zones were introduced since they began in 2013. The data, published in a report to today’s environment, transport and sustainability committee, shows all types of collisions and...
Posted On 20 Jan 2015 at 2:22 pm

City centre offices could be turned into flats

Two Brighton and Hove office blocks could be converted into homes despite a policy to prevent the loss of office space in key city locations. Two applications have just been been submitted to Brighton and Hove City Council seeking permission to convert offices to flats. The first...
Posted On 20 Jan 2015 at 1:59 pm

Tesco scraps plans for Lewes Road store

Tesco has again abandoned plans to open a store in Brighton’s Lewes Road, years after guerilla gardeners scuppered its original plans for a store there. The old furniture store near the corner of Elm Grove, for which Tesco secured an alcohol licence last year, now has a For...
Posted On 20 Jan 2015 at 1:06 pm

Calls to create parking permits for community groups

Calls are being made for special community group parking permits to help volunteers who work in controlled parking zones. The Brighton Sea Cadet Unit is one such group which has been affected by the new Lewes Road Triangle zone, which came into force late last year. They now find...
Posted On 20 Jan 2015 at 12:46 pm

Kemp Town Carnival to take sabbatical

This year’s Kemp Town Carnival will not go ahead because of funding cuts, organisers have announced. Last year, the carnival made a £3,000 profit, but central government cuts mean Brighton and Hove City Council can no longer help subsidise the event by waiving fees and...
Posted On 20 Jan 2015 at 11:38 am

Brighton campaigners celebrate end of page 3

Brighton campaigners are today celebrating the Sun’s decision to scrap its infamous topless page 3 models. Although there has been no official announcement from owners News International, its other daily title The Times today reported that the paper was quietly dropping the...
Posted On 20 Jan 2015 at 8:24 am

It’s snow joke as first white stuff of winter settles in Brighton & Hove

An un-forecast dusting of snow has settled over Brighton & Hove this morning. Some road conditions are already fairly treacherous although Brighton & Hove Council have sent out gritting lorries on main bus routes over recent days. Brighton Hove snow Jan 15 More snow is...
Posted On 20 Jan 2015 at 7:37 am
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