Former mayor spells out why she’s standing for Parliament in Hove

The former mayor of Brighton and Hove has spelt out why she’s standing for Parliament at the general election next month. Jenny Barnard-Langston is running as an Independent after becoming disillusioned with conventional party politics. She said: “I am committed to representing...
Posted On 17 Apr 2015 at 9:44 pm

Volk’s Railway puts lottery-funded makeover plans on show

Lottery-funded plans to restore and upgrade Volk’s Railway go on show on Brighton seafront tomorrow (Saturday). The Volk’s Electric Railway Association (VERA) is putting the plans on display at the Yellowave clubhouse, in Madeira Drive, from 1pm to 5pm. VERA said: “Plans for the...
Posted On 17 Apr 2015 at 8:38 pm

Anti-gay marriage leaflets spark liberal outrage

People living in one of Brighton’s most liberal neighbourhoods were horrified to find anti-gay marriage leaflets on their doormats this week. A vicar was spotted delivering the leaflets in Hanover on Thursday, bringing back memories of the homophobic monk who posted...
Posted On 17 Apr 2015 at 7:16 pm

Have you seen missing teenager Mustafijur Rahman in Brighton?

Can you help find missing teenager Mustafijur Rahman? Officers from Sussex Police believe that the 16-year-old may be in Brighton. The force said: “Police are increasingly concerned for the safety of teenager Mustafijur Rahman, who has now been missing from his home in...
Posted On 17 Apr 2015 at 6:34 pm

The price of hundreds of spare school places in Portslade may have to be paid for in jobs

Hundreds of school places have been left unfilled and teachers and support staff may have to pay the price with a loss of jobs. The issue was flagged up by veteran Labour councillor Les Hamilton, who also serves as a school governor and worked as a teacher before he retired....
Posted On 17 Apr 2015 at 4:27 pm

Homeless campaigners camp on Brighton’s Old Steine

A group of campaigners have set up camp at the Old Steine to raise awareness about homelessness. The group have been by the fountain in Brighton since Wednesday’s homelessness march. They have scaled the Victoria fountain and put up banners to broadcast their message to the...
Posted On 17 Apr 2015 at 9:46 am

Case against Ecostream protester collapses because Nazi jibe was too general

The case against a protester accused of racially harassing a Jewish woman has collapsed – after last-minute video evidence showed his Nazi jibe was shouted at the crowd, not just her. Palestinian Yasser Samman, 64, who now lives in Brighton, was on trial last Thursday after...
Posted On 17 Apr 2015 at 8:22 am

Train companies face big compensation bill after Brighton train derailment

Thousands of passengers will be eligible for compensation after being delayed by a derailed train just outside Brighton Station this week. Driver error is thought to be to blame for the empty passenger train coming off the tracks on its way to the depot at 2pm on Wednesday. The...
Posted On 17 Apr 2015 at 7:40 am

Brighton charity chief spells out NHS pledge concerns

The chief executive of the Sussex Beacon has spoken about his concerns that parliamentary candidates are signing a pledge on the NHS that places hospices and health charities at risk. Simon Dowe said that if politicians honoured the pledge then they would effectively be...
Posted On 17 Apr 2015 at 7:32 am

Caterer loses £1m on Brighton contract

Catering company Peyton and Byrne made a loss of more than £300,000 running cafés and tea rooms at the Royal Pavilion, the Dome, Brighton Museum and Hove Museum. The caterer has written off just over £1 million in relation to the contract which was ended last summer. The company...
Posted On 17 Apr 2015 at 1:46 am
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