NHS England to shut four out of five threatened surgeries in Brighton and Hove

The NHS looks increasingly likely to close four out of the five threatened surgeries in Brighton and Hove. The surgeries are run by The Practice (Group) Limited in Bevendean, Hangleton, Whitehawk, North Street, in Brighton, and Morley Street, in Brighton. But The Practice gave...
Posted On 02 Mar 2016 at 11:59 pm

Brighton council chief on loan to Croydon

A top council officer is to be loaned to Croydon Council for six months to become the London suburb’s “cultural tsar”. Paula Murray, Brighton and Hove City Council’s assistant chief executive, will still be paid by the city, which will bill Croydon for her...
Posted On 02 Mar 2016 at 10:25 pm

Vigilante paedophile hunter sting leads to arrest of Hove man

A Hove man has been arrested on suspicion of grooming an underage girl after a team of self-styled paedophile hunters staged a confrontation on camera. The group, which has posted the encounter on Facebook, arranged to meet a man at Hove Station while posing as a teenage girl...
Posted On 02 Mar 2016 at 8:43 pm

Dozens of council flats to be built on two Brighton sites

Two schemes costing about £14 million to build 56 council flats on two sites in Brighton have been agreed. A six-storey block of 27 flats will be built on the site of Brighton and Hove City Council’s old Moulsecoomb housing office, in Selsfield Drive, which closed two years ago....
Posted On 02 Mar 2016 at 7:51 pm

Government rejects meningitis petition signed by thousands of people from Brighton and Hove

The government has rejected a petition pleading for the meningitis B vaccine to be given to all children, not just babies. Thousands of people from Brighton and Hove were among more than 800,000 nationwide to have signed the petition. Petitions with more than 100,000 signatures...
Posted On 02 Mar 2016 at 5:47 pm

Royal Sussex entrance closed after canopy shaken by high winds

The main entrance to the Royal Sussex has been closed today after high winds damaged the canopy, leading hospital bosses to cordon off the area as a precautionary measure. The Barry Building entrance was closed from 2pm today, with work to make the area safe expected to take a...
Posted On 02 Mar 2016 at 4:38 pm

Big Lemon drives coach and horses through £100k crowdfunding target

The Big Lemon bus company is to buy two – or possibly three – electric buses after driving a metaphorical coach and horses through its £100,000 crowdfunding target. It had hoped to raise the six-figure sum to put towards one electric bus, using government funding to...
Posted On 02 Mar 2016 at 3:33 pm

Brighton tops Sussex’s first drug driving league

More people were arrested for drug related driving offences in Brighton than anywhere else in Sussex in the first year it’s been a criminal offence. Today marks the first anniversary of Government limits for legal and illegal drugs which motorists can be tested against...
Posted On 02 Mar 2016 at 2:18 pm

Portslade schoolchildren meet their Snowdog

Children at Hilllside School in Portslade will be the proud owners of their very own mini Snowdog. The Portslade based school joined the Snowdogs education programme this week and pupils met their Snowdog this week. The education programme will feature 40 mini Snowdogs...
Posted On 02 Mar 2016 at 1:36 pm

Commuters demand action on Hove Station footbridge

Hundreds of frustrated commuters are demanding a wholesale refurbishment of Hove Station’s footbridge, which is currently closed while it is cleaned and repainted. Almost 400 people have now signed a petition started by the Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum, which says it is...
Posted On 02 Mar 2016 at 1:11 pm
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