Brighton charity shop gives generous donors a window of opportunity

A charity shop in Brighton is offering donors a window of opportunity – a chance to test a new way to give. Cancer Research UK is trialling “contactless giving” technology at its Western Road shop for a fortnight from Friday (30 January). It will be the first time that the...
Posted On 26 Jan 2015 at 7:16 pm

Action plan for Brighton mainline to be presented to MPs

Rail bosses are working on an action plan to improve train performance on the Brighton Mainline following a meeting with Government officials. The plan will be presented to local MPs and rail minister Claire Perry next Monday (February 2) at a private meeting in the House of...
Posted On 26 Jan 2015 at 4:43 pm

Brighton hospital’s £420m modernisation awaits final Treasury approval

The £420 million modernisation of Brighton’s biggest hospital is awaiting final approval from the Treasury after a series of meetings since the start of the year. The news was shared when the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust met this morning (Monday 26 January)....
Posted On 26 Jan 2015 at 3:33 pm

Could parking charge rises be illegal?

The political row over Brighton and Hove parking charges continues with the city’s Conservative group raising the possiblity they may be illegal. Writing on his blog, the Tory’s transport spokesman Graham Cox compared the rises to those implemented by Barnet Borough...
Posted On 26 Jan 2015 at 2:47 pm

Five Chinese doctors spend three months observing Brighton hospital trust

Chinese doctors are to spend three months learning how staff work and patients are treated at a Brighton hospital trust. The first five doctors have already arrived at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital. They are...
Posted On 26 Jan 2015 at 12:43 pm

Did Brighton and Hove soldiers help capture Himmler?

A historian believes Brighton and Hove soldiers may have helped capture Heinrich Himmler as World War Two drew to a close. Chris Mannion is writing a book about the Nazi commander’s final days, when he was arrested by the Allies, later killing himself by biting into a...
Posted On 26 Jan 2015 at 12:24 pm

University of Brighton eyes up Horsham expansion

The University of Brighton is planning on opening a new campus at a key site in Horsham. The university has entered into negotiations to buy the former Novartis site in Wimblehurst Road. It estimates the centre could create an estimated 2,250 new jobs and bring £1.7bn of...
Posted On 26 Jan 2015 at 10:32 am

Brighton and Hove is best for breastfeeding

Brighton & Hove has been named the top place in England for mums breastfeeding their very young babies. New NHS figures show the city now has the top rate of exclusive breastfeeding at 6-8 weeks in the country. Brighton & Hove has been above the national average for a...
Posted On 26 Jan 2015 at 10:20 am

Tests begin on ‘dangerous’ Vogue Gyratory cycle lane

Tests are to be carried out on the new Vogue Gyratory cycle lane after riders fell off their bikes shortly after the scheme opened. A section of the Vogue Gyratory Improvement Scheme, opened in December 2014, included a standard half-height kerb, designed to deter vehicle drivers...
Posted On 26 Jan 2015 at 10:04 am

Thameslink says flooded tunnel will mean more delays for passengers from Brighton

Passengers from the Brighton and Hove area can expect more delays on Thameslink services today (Monday 26 January). The tunnel between Farringdon and St Pancras International is still flooded after a water main burst at the end of last week. Thames Water said that it had been...
Posted On 26 Jan 2015 at 3:13 am
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