Mixed report for Lewes Prison – Brighton and Hove’s local jail

Lewes Prison has received a mixed report from the chief inspector of prisons in a report published today (Tuesday 26 April). Many of the 640 inmates are from Brighton and Hove as Lewes serves as the local prison for Sussex. A high proportion are sex offenders. The report measured...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016 at 10:50 pm

One of Brighton’s best known gay choristers off to judge sailing in Rio

The chair of Brighton and Hove (Actually) Gay Men’s Chorus will be jetting off to Brazil this August as a member of the international jury for the Olympic sailing competition. Alan Baser, who works as the University of Brighton’s risk and compliance manager, has also...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016 at 6:13 pm

Just a little bit of commuter misery so far as most Southern services running despite strike – but rush hour looms

A conductors’ strike on Southern trains over plans for staffing on longer trains has led to the cancellation of a third of services – but most are still running, train bosses say. RMT members began the first of three 24-hour walkouts at 11am this morning, and Govia...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016 at 5:32 pm

Babes in the Wood bench vandalised

A bench erected by the families of Babes in the Wood Karen Hadaway and Nicola Fellows, who were found murdered in Wild Park in 1986 aged just 9, has been vandalised. The smashed up bench was discovered in the park this morning, to the horror of park users.  It’s not known...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016 at 4:59 pm

Hove Library decision delayed after opposition amendment threatened plans

A final decision on the fate of Hove Library, which the council wants to move to Hove Museum, has been delayed after Labour discovered that Green and Conservative members were planning to vote down the plans. The plans, which were first mooted last year and extensively consulted...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016 at 4:23 pm

Sussex snow flurry caught on camera by police helicopter

A flurry of snow over Sussex was caught by the police helicopter as it passed over the county earlier today. NPAS Redhill was helping Sussex Police out with jobs which took it over Brighton, Crawley and Horsham. Whilst working with @sussex_police earlier @ #Brighton, #Horsham and...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016 at 3:13 pm

Boy, 13, kicked in head and ribs by teenage robbers

Police are investigating an incident on the grassed area just south of the tennis courts at St Ann’s Well Gardens, Hove, in which a 13-year-old boy was attacked and robbed. It happened at around 6.30pm on Friday 15 April. Two other boys pushed and punched the victim, who...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016 at 2:16 pm

Brighton and Hove parents plan strike over SATS tests

Hundreds of Brighton and Hove parents are considering taking their children out of school next week in protest at this year’s exams for six and seven-year-olds. A rally will be held in Preston Park on Tuesday to mark the Let Kids Be Kids strike, which has been sparked by...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016 at 2:01 pm

CCTV of suspected Hove bike thief released

Police have released an image of a man wanted in connection with the theft of a bike in Hove. The bike was stolen from outside the café in Dyke Road Park, Dyke Road, at about 4.03pm on Sunday 17 April. CCTV images show a man ride past on a bike, before returning on foot shortly...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016 at 12:22 pm

Rejig of Brighton council bosses to save £200k a year doesn’t go far enough, union says

A furious row has broken out between the leader of the council and the GMB union over a shake-up of Brighton and Hove City Council’s senior management team, which could save more than £200,000 a year – but which the union says does not go far enough. A proposed...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016 at 11:18 am
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