John Lewis ad has ‘done wonders for Whitehawk’

The John Lewis Christmas ad has “done wonders for Whitehawk” according to people who live in the roads where it was filmed. The release of this year’s advert, which has become a fixture in the UK’s festive calendar, was met with particular excitement in...
Posted On 10 Nov 2015 at 6:09 pm

Parents urge council to protect support for deaf children in Brighton and Hove

A deputation of parents asked councillors and health chiefs to protect the support provided for deaf children in Brighton this afternoon (Tuesday 10 November). One of the parents, Anna Jenkins, said: “For the most part we welcome the special educational needs and disability...
Posted On 10 Nov 2015 at 5:57 pm

Sussex tops bad flushers league

Sussex households are sending 2,500 tonnes of unflushable items down their toilets to the sewers, causing thousands of blockages a year. The region has topped a Southern Water hitlist of the worst offenders when it comes to flushing “rag” – anything incorrectly...
Posted On 10 Nov 2015 at 4:36 pm

Watches thought to be ill-gotten gains of Brighton robberies recovered

Police would like to talk to anyone who can identify any of the watches shown here as being their rightful property. The timepieces have been recovered from two men, aged 19 and 20, and a boy, aged 17, all from the London area, who have been arrested and charged with offences...
Posted On 10 Nov 2015 at 4:03 pm

Winter timetable brings more off peak Brighton trains

Southern’s new winter timetable will see more off-peak trains between Brighton and London Victoria as services are reshuffled to be more evenly spaced. One Southern service an hour will be dropped, but two Gatwick Express services an hour will be extended from the airport...
Posted On 10 Nov 2015 at 3:25 pm

Brighton councillor backs plea for plain English in official reports

A Brighton councillor has given his support to a hospital boss who pleaded for reports and presentations to be in plain English. Lee Wares gave his support to the call made by Christine Farnish last week at a meeting of the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust...
Posted On 10 Nov 2015 at 2:05 pm

Brighton and Hove jobseekers invited to Amex training workshop

Job seekers from across Sussex are invited to a free workshop run by Albion in the Community (AITC) in partnership with American Express. Delivered over two days, the Get Ready to Work workshop takes place on 19 and 26 November at the American Express Community Stadium and...
Posted On 10 Nov 2015 at 12:18 pm

Arthur Cave had taken LSD before fatal fall, inquest hears

An inquest into the death of Nick Cave’s son Arthur, who fell from a cliff in Ovingdean in the summer, has heard the teenager had taken LSD. The hearing, at Brighton Coroner’s Court at Woodvale Crematorium, was told how Arthur was spotted staggering along the cliffs...
Posted On 10 Nov 2015 at 11:16 am

Delivery driver robbed in Bevendean

A teenage delivery driver was robbed and forced to hand over the keys to his car in Auckland Drive, Bevendean, Brighton on Friday. The victim, 18, was walking back to his car, having made a take-away delivery when he was approached by the offender at around 10.15pm. He was...
Posted On 10 Nov 2015 at 11:02 am

Pride brought in ‘at least £18m’ organisers say

Last year’s Brighton Pride boosted the city’s economy by at least £18million as visitors spent money in restaurants, hotels, attractions and shops, its organisers estimate. Brighton Pride CIC is basing the figures on an online poll which almost 3,000 people who had...
Posted On 10 Nov 2015 at 9:02 am