Why silence greeted the Brighton woman who won a college’s top prize

When Katie Bates was awarded the top prize at an awards ceremony this evening, she was greeted with silence. The 25-year-old Brighton woman was named the City Achiever of the Year at the annual City College Brighton and Hove awards night. As she stepped up to collect her prize,...
Posted On 01 Jul 2015 at 10:39 pm

Planners’ rejection of Sussex University masterplan was “a travesty”

Sussex University said that it was “a travesty” when members of Brighton and Hove City Council rejected plans for 4,000 student rooms. The bedsits were included in the university’s masterplan which was thrown out by the council’s Planning Committee at Hove Town Hall a year ago....
Posted On 01 Jul 2015 at 6:41 pm

Football thug jailed over brawl outside Brighton pub

A football fan was jailed for six months and four others were given suspended sentences and football banning orders after a brawl outside a Brighton pub. The five visiting fans were sentenced at Brighton Crown Court on Friday (June 26) after the fight outside the Railway Bell, in...
Posted On 01 Jul 2015 at 3:35 pm

Former council leader joins the board of Brighton Housing Trust

The first Green council leader in the country has joined the board of housing and homelessness charity Brighton Housing Trust (BHT). Bill Randall was also the chairman of the Brighton and Hove City Council Housing Committee until he retired at the local elections in May.Mr...
Posted On 01 Jul 2015 at 3:11 pm

Hanningtons sold to European retail developer

The Hanningtons Lane Estate has been sold by RBS for more than £50million to pan-European retail developer Redevco. The former department store is part of a multi-million pound redevelopment, which will see a listed North Street shop demolished to create a new twitten,...
Posted On 01 Jul 2015 at 3:06 pm

Cost of travellers site in Brighton rises to £2.4m

The cost of creating a permanent travellers site on the edge of Brighton has risen to £2.4 million, a councillor said today (Wednesday 1 July).Lee Wares, a Conservative councillor for Patcham ward, said that he had learnt about the £700,000 rise in cost from Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 01 Jul 2015 at 2:50 pm

Gatwick report slammed by business leaders and environmentalists

A new report favouring a runway at Heathrow and not Gatwick has been slammed by people in Brighton and Hove – for very different reasons. Business leaders say if Gatwick does not get a second runway, the city will miss out on “enormous knock-on benefits”. But...
Posted On 01 Jul 2015 at 1:06 pm

Brighton couple praised for turning round city centre pub

A husband and wife team have won a top brewery award for turning around the fortunes of the Caxton Arms pub in Brighton. Simon and Tanya Causton were awarded Shepherd Neame’s Turnaround Pub of the Year for transforming the North Gardens boozer into a vibrant meeting place...
Posted On 01 Jul 2015 at 12:50 pm

Patients, carers and staff asked to help shape mental health services at Brighton event

Health chiefs asked patients, carers and staff to help shape services at a meeting in Brighton this morning (Wednesday 1 July). Colm Donaghy, chief executive of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, spelt out his hopes for the mental health trust and the challenges that it...
Posted On 01 Jul 2015 at 12:10 pm

Julie Burchill speaks of sadness at death of son Jack

Julie Burchill has today spoken of her sadness at the death of her “beloved son” Jack, who killed himself earlier this week. Posting on Facebook, the Brighton journalist told friends Jack Landesman was now at peace and urged people to look after those they love. She...
Posted On 01 Jul 2015 at 10:03 am