Brighton primary head slams Government academy plans

The headteacher of a Brighton primary school has sent parents a hugely critical letter branding Government plans to force all schools to become academies as the privatisation of education. Jonathan Cooper, headteacher at St Luke’s Primary School, and the chair of governors...
Posted On 22 Apr 2016 at 7:13 pm

Brighton hospital closes road for the next nine months

A busy service road is being closed for the next nine months as building work gets under way at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. The hospital said that as a result the routes available to patients and visitors around the Royal Sussex would change from 5pm this...
Posted On 22 Apr 2016 at 6:24 pm

Manager of Brighton and Hove Albion’s women team dismissed after allegations

Brighton and Hove Albion said that the full-time contract of its women’s team manager, James Marrs, has been terminated with immediate effect. The decision follows an internal investigation and disciplinary hearing after allegations were made via the Sussex County Football...
Posted On 22 Apr 2016 at 3:02 pm

Council leader scales town hall roof to fly the flag for Brighton and Hove Albion

Brighton and Hove City Council will be flying the flag for Brighton and Hove Albion as the team battles for promotion to the Premier League. Club flags will fly from the council’s main offices, Kings House, on Hove seafront and at the two town halls of Brighton and Portslade...
Posted On 22 Apr 2016 at 2:53 pm

Buses diverted after motorbike and car crash in Hove

Police and ambulance are at the scene of a collision between a car and a motorcyclist at the junction of Portland Road with Rutland Gardens, Hove. It happened shortly before 2pm on Friday (22 April) and has partially blocked the road. Local buses are being diverted and motorists...
Posted On 22 Apr 2016 at 2:37 pm

Lorry crash just north of Brighton closes A23

Two lorries have crashed a few miles north of Brighton, leading to the closure of the A23 while the emergency services deal with the scene. One of the lorries is believed to be a powder tanker and there are reports that the northbound side of the road is unlikely to be reopened...
Posted On 22 Apr 2016 at 12:12 pm

Plans go on show for £150m housing and research centre at Preston Barracks

Plans go on show today for a £150 million housing and research centre scheme at Preston Barracks which is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs. The scheme – known as Momentum Lewes Road – will attract more than £500 million into the local economy, according estimates from...
Posted On 22 Apr 2016 at 11:40 am