Sussex cricket boss takes over as head coach of England women’s team

Sussex County Cricket Club first XI coach Mark Robinson has been appointed head coach of the England women’s cricket team. Robinson, 48, will join the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) at the end of the year before the side tours South Africa in February. The ECB said that...
Posted On 11 Nov 2015 at 9:06 pm

Brighton and Hove on course to merge special schools

Merger plans affecting the six special schools in Brighton and Hove took a step forward yesterday (Tuesday 10 November). Members of Brighton and Hove City Council agreed that officials should draw up more detailed proposals and begin consultations. The proposals are also expected...
Posted On 11 Nov 2015 at 8:30 pm

Mod convoy brings One Show Rickshaw Challenge into Palace Pier

  A convoy of Mod scooters accompanied the One Show Rickshaw Challenge as it arrived in Brighton tonight. The rickshaw, pedalled by Amira, one of the six young riders chosen to take part, arrived on the Palace Pier just before 7.30pm this evening, halfway through the BBC One...
Posted On 11 Nov 2015 at 8:25 pm

Hove MP laments inability to halt Trade Union Bill

Hove MP Peter Kyle has written a personal account of his frustration at being unable to prevent the Trade Union Bill from being passed by the House of Commons. Mr Kyle, who won Hove for Labour at the general election in May, was told to miss a trip to Auschwitz with local school...
Posted On 11 Nov 2015 at 6:19 pm

Foreign student robbed of iphone in Brighton

A woman had her phone snatched from her by a man who asked for directions in Brighton in the early hours of Wednesday morning (November 11). The 20-year-old, a visiting foreign student, was approached by a man soon after she got off a bus at St Mary’s Church in Surrenden...
Posted On 11 Nov 2015 at 5:57 pm

Drainage drilling issues could push up cost of new Horsdean site again

Difficulties in drilling drainage under the A27 for the new Horsdean traveller site could push up the final costs even further. The estimated cost of extending the existing transit site to build 12 new permanent pitches had risen to £2.4m in July – up from the original...
Posted On 11 Nov 2015 at 4:53 pm

Sale of Rose Hill Tavern spells trouble for campaign to save it

The first pub in Brighton and Hove to be given special protection from redevelopment has been sold – but not to campaigners who wanted to reopen it as a community hub. An action group was formed to save the Brighton pub from redevelopment when it was sold by Enterprise Inns...
Posted On 11 Nov 2015 at 2:35 pm

New service aims to prevent homelessness in Brighton and Hove

About 300 vulnerable people a year could benefit from a new service aimed at preventing homelessness in Brighton and Hove. The Community Connections service, which can support over 120 people at a time, is designed to help people stay in their existing accommodation by working...
Posted On 11 Nov 2015 at 2:11 pm

Brighton woman fears house could crumble as student landlord aggressively extends on either side

A Brighton woman is afraid her house could crumble when a student landlord starts extending into the basements, lofts and gardens either side of her home. Ros Lopez lives in a tiny street behind the old London Road Co-Op, and of the six houses, developers Jeremy and Emma Barrett...
Posted On 11 Nov 2015 at 1:44 pm

Brighton and Hove shops warned not to pile up stock so high it becomes a fire risk

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is calling on retailers to act responsibly as they enter the busy Christmas period. Many retailers will have stocked up on products to sell in the run up to the big day however there are concerns that this could impact on fire safety. It is...
Posted On 11 Nov 2015 at 1:39 pm
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