5 things you might not know about Brighton’s old Buckingham Road Maternity Hospital

1) The hospital was opened in 1830 and was primarily for young women and ‘unattached mothers’. 2) It was previously called Brighton and Hove Hospital for women. 3) Brighton and Hove News sports reporter Tim Hodges was born there in late January some years ago. 4) The...
Posted On 19 Nov 2015 at 7:51 pm

Brighton and Hove’s main train operator faces fines for poor performance

Brighton and Hove’s main train operator – Southern – faces being fined for poor performance, according to a local MP. Lewes MP Maria Caulfield, a former member of Brighton and Hove City Council, said that the prospect of Southern being fined came up during a meeting with Rail...
Posted On 19 Nov 2015 at 4:11 pm

Dorothy Stringer head steps in to lead Longhill after sudden resignation

Richard Bradford, headteacher of Dorothy Stringer Secondary School in Brighton, has agreed to take up the role of Executive Head Teacher for both Dorothy Stringer School and Longhill High School for the remainder of the academic year. The move follows the resignation ...
Posted On 19 Nov 2015 at 3:44 pm

Hove yogi in hospital after late night attack

Hot yoga lovers hoping to take part in classes were left out in the cold when a Hove studio closed with no warning after a serious assault took part there in the early hours of the morning. Customers at Dynamic Hot Yoga at Hove Business Centre in Fonthill Road were greeted with a...
Posted On 19 Nov 2015 at 3:33 pm

New homes plans for site where thousands of Brightonians were born

The site of an old maternity hospital where thousands of Brightonians (and Hovites) were born is set to be turned into homes. The block in Buckingham Road, more recently home to a mental health centre and council-run day centre, have just been sold to a company owned by...
Posted On 19 Nov 2015 at 2:39 pm

No Ball Games signs replaced with Please Play Here ones on Brighton estate

No Ball Games signs on one Brighton Estate have been replaced with new notices encouraging play instead. Hyde Housing put up the Please Play Here signs on the Phoenix estate at the bottom of Albion Hill on Saturday during a play day. They are part of a new approach from the group...
Posted On 19 Nov 2015 at 12:44 pm

Albion loan goalkeeper to Plymouth

Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Christian Walton has joined Plymouth Argyle on loan until Sunday 3 January 2016. The 20-year-old, who joined Albion from the Pilgrims in 2013, returns to the club where it all began for him. Walton, who was part of the England under-21 squad...
Posted On 19 Nov 2015 at 11:28 am