Brighton office staff raise more than £1k for heart charity

Staff from a Brighton call centre have raised more than £1,000 for the British Heart Foundation. They joined thousands of people across the country in wearing red in support of the charity’s campaign to “Wear it. Beat it.” The money raised by the campaign will be used to fund...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015 at 7:16 pm

Hove man banned after being caught drink driving

A man from Hove has been banned from the roads after being caught drink driving. Saul Livingstone, 42, was arrested at 11.25pm on Tuesday 9 December after officers stopped his car in Old Shoreham Road, Hove. When he was taken to court, Livingstone, of Elm Drive, in Hangleton,...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015 at 4:12 pm

Brighton and Hove’s budget choice in figures

Brighton and Hove City Council has today published its alternative budgets – one for a 5.9% rise in council tax, and a substitute 2% one. The council’s policy and resource committee will discuss the report next Thursday before it goes to full council on February 26....
Posted On 06 Feb 2015 at 3:32 pm

High winds bring down shop sign in London Road

Staff at a charity shop got a fright this afternoon when their shopfront sign came down in high winds. The pavement outside Age UK in London Road was blocked for about an hour after the sign broke at about 11.25am this morning. Half the sign fell into the road, and firefighters...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015 at 3:21 pm

Brighton writer’s debut play given run at town’s newest theatre

A Brighton writer has turned to crowdfunding to stage his debut play in his home town’s newest theatre. Simon Levenson has raised nearly half of the £1,650 that he needs to stage Mein Kampervan at the Rialto Theatre, in Dyke Road, Brighton, next month. He has just over ten days...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015 at 2:54 pm

Brighton and Hove’s mental health bosses seek public and patient views

Mental health bosses are asking the public, patients and carers in Brighton and Hove to share their views about the future of the service. They are holding an event at the Brighthelm Centre, in North Road, Brighton, from 2pm to 4pm today (Friday 6 February) to hear ideas. The...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015 at 1:18 pm

‘Vain’ Brighton and Hove is UK’s #selfie capital

People in Brighton and Hove take more selfies than anywhere else in the UK, according to a new study. Createitnow analysed pictures posted on the photo sharing social network Instagram labelled with the hashtag #selfie and tagged with their location from 1 November last year to 5...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015 at 8:16 am

Hove nursery closes after disastrous inspection

A Hove nursery has closed after Ofsted inspectors rated it as inadequate for failing to help children develop. Little Oaks in Goldstone Villas shut its doors for the final time following the publication of the report just before Christmas last year. The inspectors said that while...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015 at 7:35 am

Pansy photographer to highlight homophobia in Brighton this weekend

An artist who plants and then photographs pansies at places where homophobic attacks have taken place is to visit Brighton this weekend. Paul Harfleet started the Pansy Project in Manchester ten years ago after being subjected to varying levels of abuse three times in one day...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015 at 7:34 am

Brighton and Hove’s mental health trust sent emergency patient to Cornwall

The NHS mental health trust serving Brighton and Hove sent a patient 250 miles away to Cornwall to the nearest available emergency bed, a Hove councillor said this week. Councillor Dawn Barnett said that the patient was being treated locally the next day. But her comments...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015 at 5:48 am