Four Brighton and Hove doctors surgeries to close within months

Four doctors surgeries in Brighton and Hove will close by the end of the year, an NHS panel meeting agreed this afternoon (Monday 25 April). A fifth – Brighton Homeless Healthcare, in Morley Street, Brighton – will be saved, with a new contract due to be awarded within nine...
Posted On 25 Apr 2016 at 10:15 pm

Regency Society disappointed at dismissal of ‘crackpot’ Hove Museum ideas

The Regency Society says it is disappointed its proposals to knock down Hove Museum and build a new cultural centre and housing have been rejected out of hand as “crackpot”. The society’s chair Roger Hinton earlier this month called for the demolition Edwardian...
Posted On 25 Apr 2016 at 3:50 pm

Brighton man jailed for downloading and distributing child porn

A Brighton man has gone to prison over offences involving indecent images of children. Antony Smith, 45, currently unemployed, of Montpelier Road, Brighton, was sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment when he appeared on court bail at Lewes Crown Court on Friday (22...
Posted On 25 Apr 2016 at 2:10 pm

Train drivers prepare for strike action after ‘intimidating’ letter from bosses

Train drivers have hit back at what they have branded an attempt to intimidate them as they prepare to carry out the first of three 24-hour walkouts tomorrow. The RMT union has called three separate strikes starting from 11am tomorrow, 11 am on Tuesday, 10 May and 11am on...
Posted On 25 Apr 2016 at 1:46 pm

Five things we might wake up and worry about at 3am as Brighton & Hove Albion close in on the Premier League

By Tim Hodges from behind a cushion 1) Hillsborough – ok, hopefully we won’t be playing there for a while. But just in case we have to go through the formality of the play-offs. Sheffield Wednesday are our likely opponents. Albion have never won at Hillsborough....
Posted On 25 Apr 2016 at 1:20 pm

Use walk-in centre for non-urgent medical needs, not A&E, urge health bosses

Patients needing medical assistance during the bank holiday weekend are being urged to ease pressure on hospital A&E departments by visiting their local walk-in centre. Brighton Station Health Centre in Queens Road, Brighton, run on behalf of the local NHS by Care UK, is...
Posted On 25 Apr 2016 at 12:59 pm

Ambulance provides disco lights for impromptu Prince celebration on Brighton street

An ambulance passing through The Lanes as people danced to Prince in the street joined in the celebration by switching on its flashing lights. The moment outside The Cricketers in Black Lion Street in the early hours of Sunday morning was captured on film by Thom Hodkinson, who...
Posted On 25 Apr 2016 at 10:22 am

Mugger knocks out victim in Brighton street

A mugger knocked a man out cold and robbed him in a Brighton street. Sussex Police said: “Police in Brighton are seeking witnesses to a street robbery which occurred between 10pm on Thursday 14 April and 2am the following morning near the junction of Hollingdean Road and...
Posted On 25 Apr 2016 at 8:41 am

Promotion for Brighton and Hove Albion would earn millions – but it’s the dream and the glory that really matters

In a season where clinging on to one-goal leads has seemed the norm, the Albion’s five-goal thrashing of Fulham last week and the 4-0 win this week are a welcome celebration of just how well the club has done this season. A record-breaking unbeaten run, with long stretches at the...
Posted On 25 Apr 2016 at 7:39 am

Brighton and Hove will fight the government over academies, say Greens

Brighton and Hove will be at the forefront of the campaign against the government’s policy of turning all schools into academies, according to the Greens. A petition on the Parliament website calling on the government to scrap the policy has attracted just over 150,000 signatures...
Posted On 25 Apr 2016 at 7:24 am
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