Man falls into Brighton basement after drinking

A man fell from a wall into a basement in Brighton early yesterday morning (Thursday 1 October). Firefighters used a harness to left him to street level where he was treated by paramedics. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that the man had been drinking before his fall, in...
Posted On 02 Oct 2015 at 11:51 pm

Saltdean Lido work on hold over £70k electrical power struggle

Work on the £10 million regeneration of Saltdean Lido has been suspended today after a meeting with Brighton and Hove City Council officials. The meeting, held earlier today (Friday 2 October) was called after it was found that insufficient electricity exists in Saltdean to power...
Posted On 02 Oct 2015 at 5:54 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Chicksen out to Os

Albion defender Adam Chicksen has gone out on loan to Leyton Orient on a short-term one-month loan deal. Chicksen has previously been loaned out to Gillingham and Fleetwood Town and has found first team chances difficult to come by. The former MK Dons defender has made only 12...
Posted On 02 Oct 2015 at 5:15 pm

Brighton and Hove doctors vote against ‘co-commissioning’

Most doctors’ surgeries in Brighton and Hove have voted against a change in “commissioning” that critics feared would create worrying conflicts of interest. They decided against co-commissioning primary care services – such as local surgeries – along...
Posted On 02 Oct 2015 at 4:37 pm

Motorcyclist injured in suspected road rage incident in Brighton 

A motorcyclist came off his bike and suffered a broken collarbone in a suspected road rage incident in Brighton. Sussex Police said: “Police are appealing for witnesses following an argument between two motorists on the A23 in Brighton near the junction with Ditchling Rise....
Posted On 02 Oct 2015 at 2:17 pm

Sussex cricket captain steps down

Sussex County Cricket Club captain Ed Joyce has stepped down a week after the side were relegated from the County Championship. Joyce, 37, has skippered Sussex for three seasons, leading the county to two successive third place finishes in the County Championship – the highest...
Posted On 02 Oct 2015 at 1:43 pm

Former Brighton College head criticises state schools’ remorseless drive for exam success

The former head of Brighton College has criticised state schools for their remorseless drive for exam success. Sir Anthony Seldon, the vice-chancellor of Buckingham University, said that people who went to fee-paying schools are dominating public life not only because of their...
Posted On 02 Oct 2015 at 12:01 pm

Brighton and Hove parents asked ‘could your grief help others?’

Parents in Brighton and Hove who have suffered the loss of an adult child as a result of suicide are being asked to help improve the support services on offer to others. They are being asked to take part in a ground-breaking new research project. The study is being led by Emma...
Posted On 02 Oct 2015 at 10:30 am

Brighton and Hove’s housing and new homes committee explores living rent

By Roz Scott Tenants across Brighton and Hove are struggling to pay their rent because the city is a “low wage economy with excessively high property costs”, according to a council housing committee report. The Living Rent Campaign petitioned councillors last year asking them to...
Posted On 02 Oct 2015 at 1:19 am