School picks new head

A new head teacher has been appointed at the Portslade Aldridge Community Academy. brighton resident Katie Scott will start in September. The school said: “The governors at Portslade Aldridge Community Academy are delighted to announce that Katie Scott has been appointed as...
Posted On 02 Jun 2015 at 6:03 pm

Brighton and Hove council leader resists calls to sell off park and seafront cafes

Brighton and Hove’s council leader has hit back at calls for the city council to sell its portfolio of 59 restaurants and cafes. The call came from the national Taxpayers’ Alliance, which this morning produced a report of the leisure assets local authorities hold. But...
Posted On 02 Jun 2015 at 4:01 pm

Brighton seafront hotel evacuated after high rise fire

The Umi Hotel on Brighton seafront was evacuated while firefighters tackled a fifth floor fire which spread to the attic this afternoon, leading to delays along the coast road. Four crews rushed to the Kings Road hotel after an alarm was triggered by the smell of burning coming...
Posted On 02 Jun 2015 at 3:09 pm

Greasy towels spark Brighton laundrette fire

WITH VIDEO: A pile of greasy towels left to dry unattended in a tumble drier for almost an hour sparked a fire at a Brighton laundrette yesterday afternoon. The customer came into Soapbox on Montreal Street, washed the towels then left them in the drier at about 4.30pm yesterday....
Posted On 02 Jun 2015 at 2:45 pm

Brighton and Hove volunteers thanked for making city a wonderful place to live

Volunteers across the city will be celebrated at an event at Brighton Museum tomorrow to thank them for their hard work. A whole host of people who help people to access and enjoy the council’s culture services and open spaces, from delivering library services to those...
Posted On 02 Jun 2015 at 2:44 pm

Bevendean neighbours woken by flock of sheep trotting past their door

Bevendean residents have been baffled by sheep trotting up in their road in the early hours of the morning. Fay Alani took this picture of the small herd flock on Tuesday – the second time the ovine escapees have trotted through the street. #BevendeanProblems...
Posted On 02 Jun 2015 at 2:34 pm

Brighton woman helps catch gang of fraudsters

A Brighton woman who helped catch a gang of fraudsters wants to help others from becoming the victim of similar frauds. Pamela Stokes was conned out of £7,500 in March 2014 but as she watched her mother’s inheritance being driven off in a taxi, she realised she had been...
Posted On 02 Jun 2015 at 12:45 pm

Fraudster thwarted by Portslade post office staff

Do you recognise this woman? She tried to buy £2500 in Euros from a post office in Station Road, Portslade, using a fake bank card and a fake driving licence at about 2.20pm on 22 May. Staff at the branch recognised that neither the bank card for the driving licence appeared...
Posted On 02 Jun 2015 at 12:05 pm

Armed police called to reports of man with knife in Brighton

Police closed a Brighton road while armed police talked to a man inside a house there following reports of a knife. Sandown Road off Elm Grove was blocked by a police car while officers attended the ongoing incident. A Sussex Police spokesman said: “We were called at...
Posted On 02 Jun 2015 at 12:00 pm

Residents unaware of five-storey block plans take complaint to ombudsman

Residents who were horrified when work started on a five-storey block metres away from their homes without their knowledge say they are going to take the council to the ombudsman. People living in Ebeneezer Apartments complained to the council after the development in Richmond...
Posted On 02 Jun 2015 at 11:49 am
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