Selfie police quit in disgrace over Shoreham airshow crash video

Two police officers from Brighton have resigned from Sussex Police after being told they were about to be sacked for an offensive “selfie” video taken at the Shoreham airshow crash site. The pair were probationers whose misjudgment prompted outrage inside and outside the force....
Posted On 06 Oct 2015 at 11:09 pm

Sunloving black cat bleached brown by too much lazing in the warmth

A Brighton cat who loves nothing more than dozing in the sunshine now has a new hairdo to prove it – a saddle of bleached brown spikes along her black coat. Yoda, who lives in Kemp Town with her owner Claire Armitt, began developing the two-tone look about a year ago, when...
Posted On 06 Oct 2015 at 7:44 pm

Insurer holds open day to recruit scores of workers for Brighton call centre

One of the city’s largest employers has 182 vacancies and is holding an open day for people to apply for the jobs. Domestic and General is looking to fill the contact centre agent positions and is inviting interested applicants to a recruitment event to find out more. The...
Posted On 06 Oct 2015 at 7:15 pm

Can you guess which celebrities are behind artworks auctioned for Hove hospice?

A host of celebrities have contributed artworks to Martlets Hospice’s Top Secret Art Project – the twist being that bidders won’t know who produced each piece until after the auction. As well as famous figures such as Frank Skinner, Julian Clary, Alan...
Posted On 06 Oct 2015 at 6:35 pm

Sussex appoint England cricket star as skipper

Sussex County Cricket Club have appointed the England all-rounder Luke Wright as the club captain after Ed Joyce stepped down last week. Wright, 30, will skipper the side in all three formats – the County Championship, one-day cup and Twenty 20 (T20). He had already stepped up to...
Posted On 06 Oct 2015 at 1:05 pm

How Peter James’s latest novel was inspired by haunted Sussex house

Brighton author Peter James will be talking about his new novel The House on Cold Hill this Friday, and how it was inspired by a haunted house he once lived in. Mr James, who now lives in Brighton, has teamed up with City Books for the event at BHASVIC at 7pm. He is expected to...
Posted On 06 Oct 2015 at 10:15 am

City College confirms £9m construction training centre at Whitehawk

City College’s new £9m construction and trades centre at its east campus on Wilson Avenue will aim to mirror real site conditions, it was revealed today. Work on the centre, funded by the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), is due to be completed in March...
Posted On 06 Oct 2015 at 10:07 am

Brighton and Hove parking spaces to tell drivers: ‘I’m free!’

Smart sensors which tell a website when parking bays outside the city centre are free is set to be trialled in Brighton and Hove. City councillors are being asked to approve a pilot of up to 300 sensors installed in on-street parking bays, with data mapped on the internet –...
Posted On 06 Oct 2015 at 9:53 am

Pop star sings in Portslade school’s assembly to reward best behaved pupils

A singer-songwriter was the surprise guest at a school assembly in Portslade, laid on to reward the best behaved pupils. Nathan Sykes, 22, who made his name in The Wanted, sang his first single Kiss Me Quick on stage at the Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA). He also...
Posted On 06 Oct 2015 at 3:30 am

American Apparel says Brighton shop will not be affected by US bankruptcy

The fashion chain American Apparel filed has for bankruptcy protection in the US but said that its overseas shops would not be affected by the move. The American Apparel shop in North Street, Brighton, is one of 18 outlets in Britain and 260 around the world. The company – famed...
Posted On 06 Oct 2015 at 3:15 am
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