Brighton secondary head steps down

The head teacher of one of the biggest schools in Brighton and Hove is to leave his job tomorrow (Friday 13 November). Haydn Stride has stepped down as head of Longhill High School, in Rottingdean. The secondary school was graded as “requires improvement” by Ofsted – only one...
Posted On 12 Nov 2015 at 9:10 pm

Saltdean Community Centre ‘could close in six weeks’

Trustees who stepped down from managing the Saltdean Community Centre said they were left shocked when their successors immediately announced it could close in just six weeks. The announcement at the AGM of the Saltdean Community Association (SCA) last Wednesday...
Posted On 12 Nov 2015 at 5:44 pm

The i360’s glass donut arrives

The i360’s glass tower began to arrive on Brighton beach yesterday, to the excitement of engineering geeks throughout the city. Two pieces began to be lifted into place, with two more due to go up today. To celebrate the arrival, the i360 released these facts and figures...
Posted On 12 Nov 2015 at 3:56 pm

Care home operator offers reassurance to Brighton and Hove residents and relatives

Britain’s biggest care home operator has said that it currently has no plans to sell or close either of its two homes in Brighton and Hove. The future of Four Seasons homes has been the subject of speculation since a downgrade by the credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s...
Posted On 12 Nov 2015 at 3:19 pm

Brighton and Hove City Council set to back Gatwick expansion

Brighton and Hove councillors are set to back the expansion of Gatwick at a meeting this evening. A motion proposed by leader of the council, Labour’s Warren Morgan, and seconded by the Conservative’s economic development spokesperson Cllr Gary Peltzer Dunn asks the...
Posted On 12 Nov 2015 at 2:31 pm

HMRC to close Brighton office

Brighton’s HMRC offices are set to close in 2018/19 as part of a ten-year modernisation programme which is scrapping most of its 43 office. The tax office says its regional offices are a legacy of the 60s and 70s, and wants to instead bring staff together in two new...
Posted On 12 Nov 2015 at 2:11 pm

Brighton’s Concorde 2 hit by leaks

Brighton’s Concorde 2, currently surrounded by fenced off crumbling terraces, has also been hit by leaks from its roof. The Madeira Lift was closed early this summer after a flood in the basement, and now the roof has also began to let water through. But the council, which...
Posted On 12 Nov 2015 at 1:33 pm

Brighton man jailed for 18 years for abusing two teenage boys

A Brighton man is starting an 18-year prison sentence for historic sexual offences against two teenage boys. Derry Maher, 73, of Somerset Point, Whitehawk, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Friday 6 November, at the end of a two-week trial, for 12 sexual abuse offences...
Posted On 12 Nov 2015 at 11:36 am

Ann Summers petition unleashes Twitter trolls

A petition started by the Brighton and Hove No More Page 3 campaign has unleashed a vicious backlash on Twitter. The petition is calling on Ann Summers to take down a window display which features riding crops and leather at their Brighton store in Western Road. But although the...
Posted On 12 Nov 2015 at 11:22 am

Commuters celebrate as heavenly new stairway to Brighton Station opens

A new public staircase to Brighton Station which has shaved minutes off commuters journeys has been greeted with excitement. The steps are part of a new public square, station link and extension to the public greenway in the New England Quarter, and the final part of the...
Posted On 12 Nov 2015 at 8:24 am