Brighton motorbike set on fire

Black clouds of acrid smoke billowed over parts of Brighton last night after a motorbike was set on fire. Police are now investigating after the bike, which was parked in St John’s Place on the Tarner estate, was set alight. Firefighters were called at about 6.40pm and a...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 8:03 pm

Big rise in 999 calls placing strain on ambulance service and A&E in Brighton and Hove

A big rise in 999 calls has placed a great strain on the ambulance service and accident and emergency staff in Brighton and Hove over the past eight weeks. It comes on top of significant handover and turnaround delays when patients arrive by ambulance at the Royal Sussex County...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 6:51 pm

Brighton doctors’ surgery patients invited to public meeting this evening

Patients have been invited to a public meeting to discuss health services in an area of Brighton where the doctors’ surgery is expected to close this year. Due East Neighbourhood Council is holding the meeting in Whitehawk Library from 6pm today (Wednesday 23 March). The library...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 6:02 pm

City College to merge with Northbrook in Worthing

City College has announced it is planning to merge with Worthing-based Northbrook College to create a new Regional Institute of Arts and Technology. The news comes after a review of the county’s 11 further education colleges, which aimed to identify opportunities for...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 5:00 pm

Brighton coastal trains to remain on go slow for up to eight weeks as landslip is repaired

Services from Brighton to Eastbourne will continue to be affected by a landslide for up to eight weeks as engineers work to undertake a full repair of 250 metres of railway. A 5mph restriction across the site of the slip, near Ripe between Glynde and Berwick, has been in place...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 4:50 pm

Students egg on Brighton charity with Easter visit to children’s hospital

Students from Longhill went on a school trip to the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital yesterday (Tuesday 22 March) to deliver a giant haul of eggs. The generous youngsters worked with the Rockinghorse children’s charity to sweeten Easter for children staying in the Royal Alex...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 3:30 pm

Brighton sleepout helps raise £13k for rough sleepers

On Friday 18 March a group of brave souls spent one night sleeping out in Brighton as part of YMCA DownsLink Group’s Sleep Easy fundraising event. The charity held three sleepouts on the same night in Brighton and Hove, Horsham and Guildford, with a total of sixty people sleeping...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 3:27 pm

Why I disagree with my Labour colleague about leaving the EU

By Michael Nektarios Inkpin-Leissner Fellow Labour councillor Tom Bewick, who I deeply respect as an honourable man and colleague, recently tried to make a “democratic” case for the UK to leave the European Union. It was an excellent read with some very good observations....
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 2:23 pm

Brighton family featured in Panorama fuel poverty investigation

A Brighton family whose children’s health is suffering because of fuel poverty was featured in a Panorama investigation on Monday. Hayley and Dan, whose daughter and baby son have developed breathing problems because of the cold, damp and mouldy house they live in, were one...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 1:55 pm

Brighton volunteers dig deep in beach clean campaign

By Steve O’Rourke Armed with black bags and litter pickers, more than 50 people joined the Surfers Against Sewage Brighton Beach Clean on Sunday. Families and students joined a University of Sussex crew to clean up the shingle from the Concorde 2 to the naturist beach....
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 12:31 pm
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