Bilingual pupils take part in ceremony at new school site in Hove

Pupils from the Bilingual Primary School took part in a ceremony at their new site on the edge of Hove Park today (Friday 27 March). They signed their names on one of the beams at the site in the Droveway watched by staff, parents and supporters. The children spoke in Spanish to...
Posted On 27 Mar 2015 at 9:01 pm

Ambitious Brighton seafront plan given cross-party support

All three parties today pledged their support for a new 10,000-capacity conference centre at Black Rock and the extension of Churchill Square to where the Brighton Centre stands. The Brighton Waterfront project is a partnership between Brighton and Hove City Council and Standard...
Posted On 27 Mar 2015 at 2:08 pm

Level restoration wins national award

Restoration work on The Level in Brighton has won a national award. Brighton and Hove mayor Brian Fitch presented the award to landscaping company Gavin Jones Ltd on behalf of the British Association of Landscape Industries at yesterday’s council meeting Work on The Level was...
Posted On 27 Mar 2015 at 1:22 pm

Crash driver caught out by airbag DNA evidence

A driver who crashed his car and then claimed it had been stolen was caught after police proved his DNA was on the vehicle’s airbag. Ciaran Fitzgerald smashed his Dacia Sandero into a Seat Exeo and a Toyota Avensis that were parked in Norton Road, Hove, at about 4am on 24...
Posted On 27 Mar 2015 at 12:56 pm

Leeds supporter given 3-year football ban for mooning at Albion fans

A Leeds fan who was caught on camera exposing his backside at Albion fans after the two teams played at the Amex has been banned from watching live football for three years. Paul Brewster, 31, was one of two fans appearing at Brighton Magistrate’s Court for football related...
Posted On 27 Mar 2015 at 12:48 pm

Brighton robber strikes at London Road ATM

Police investigating a robbery at a cash point in London Road, Brighton, have issued a description of the offender. It happened shortly after 7.30pm on Sunday, 15 March as the victim used the cash point at the Halifax. The victim was threatened and withdrew a substantial amount...
Posted On 27 Mar 2015 at 8:10 am

Inspirational playwright among latest city greats to be given bus honour

Playwright Adrian Bunting is one of 24 names chosen to grace the front of Brighton and Hove Buses’ new fleet. After Mr Bunting died aged just 47 of pancreatic cancer in 2013 he left a small financial legacy – but a huge vision, for an open air amphitheatre in the...
Posted On 27 Mar 2015 at 7:47 am

Hove MP speaks about making a difference in Commons valedictory debate

Hove MP Mike Weatherley spoke about making a difference in a House of Commons valedictory debate yesterday (Thursday 26 March). Mr Weatherley is standing down after five years as a Conservative MP after surgery for cancer although he has recently been told that he is currently...
Posted On 27 Mar 2015 at 2:46 am

Vegetarians lose appetite for Brighton UKIP candidate

Vegetarians appear to have lost any appetite that they may have had for UKIP. Vegfest has withdrawn an invitation to one of the party’s candidates, Nigel Carter, to address a political conference at the Brighton Centre tomorrow. One of the organisers said that the decision had...
Posted On 27 Mar 2015 at 2:25 am

Mental health services in Brighton and Hove show strain

Mental health services are under pressure in Brighton and Hove after a cut in the number of local beds. A report this week said that more patients were being sent out of the area and a local private hospital was able to treat just a fraction of those who were being referred to...
Posted On 27 Mar 2015 at 2:21 am
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