Rugby World Cup winner inspires Hove school pupils at awards night

Rugby World Cup winner Maggie Alphonsi touched down at Hove Park School’s annual prizegiving evening this evening (Thursday 10 March). An audience of hundreds of students, staff, parents and supporters heard the 32-year-old Saracens and England flanker speak about being...
Posted On 10 Mar 2016 at 10:58 pm

Search for pink coat lady star of massive Brighton viral hit

You will all have seen it – the video of the old lady dressed in a hot pink coat abandoning her shopper to boogie down with the gold-lame catsuit clad busker to Twist and Shout outside Boots in North Street. Now, the woman behind the global viral video, which has shown the...
Posted On 10 Mar 2016 at 9:44 pm

Dolphin spotted frolicking by the West Pier

This staggeringly beautiful picture of a dolphin spotted swimming by the West Pier was captured by a Brighton photographer today. Finn Hopson, who runs Brighton Photograph in the West Pier Arches, grabbed his camera and ran out of his studio after a neighbour alerted him to the...
Posted On 10 Mar 2016 at 7:55 pm

Brighton architect gives glimpses of alternative vision for King Alfred site on Hove seafront

The Brighton architect Nick Lomax has given glimpses of his alternative vision for the King Alfred site on Hove seafront. Mr Lomax’s practice, LCE, was the lead architect for the Bouygues bid to build a new leisure centre and hundreds of homes. Bouygues lost out to the...
Posted On 10 Mar 2016 at 6:15 pm

Hove smoker sparks alarm on National No Smoking Day

A Hove smoker set off an alarm on National No Smoking Day, prompting fire crews to turn out in the belief that they were needed to put out a blaze. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service dispatched firefighters from Hove Fire Station just before 10.15pm last night (Wednesday 9...
Posted On 10 Mar 2016 at 5:40 pm

Traders to run Brighton Open Market themselves

Traders at the Open Market in Brighton are to run the management company themselves after the previous operator – the Ethical Property Company – terminated its contract. They have issued a statement which said: “The Brighton Open Market is moving into a new era. “After a...
Posted On 10 Mar 2016 at 4:55 pm

Motorcyclist pursued by two police helicopters escapes on foot through Churchill Square

A motorcyclist pursued by two police helicopters who broke “pretty much every traffic law” has managed to escape after crashing outside Churchill Square and fleeing on foot through the shopping centre. The police helicopter has been up above Worthing, Hove and...
Posted On 10 Mar 2016 at 4:34 pm

Brighton taxi driver released – but still under threat of deportation

A Brighton student detained by the Home Office for working as a taxi driver in his spare time has been released from detention – but still faces deportation. Civil engineering masters student Shukaib, 23, was seized by immigration officials on Saturday at the City Cabs...
Posted On 10 Mar 2016 at 3:46 pm

Ice pig set to burrow through Brighton’s water mains

A new method of cleaning water mains is to be trialled in Brighton tomorrow when an ice pig burrows underneath Hanover. The pig, made of frozen liquid, will be pushed through the water mains from Queens Park Terrace all the way to Cobden Road by Southern Water engineers. A...
Posted On 10 Mar 2016 at 3:46 pm

Shoreham Airshow bosses ‘didn’t fully consider risks’ new report says

The organisers of the Shoreham Airshow where a Hunter Hawker jet crashed, killing 11 men, did not fully consider the risks involved, a new report published today says. An interim report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch also reveals that organisers did not know the...
Posted On 10 Mar 2016 at 2:17 pm
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