Oh my giddy aunt – Brighton & Hove Albion on cusp of Premier League

By Tim Hodges with his editor in Kemp Town. Brighton and Hove Albion need just four points and plus two goals from their remaining two matches, after Middlesborough could only draw 2-2 at Birmingham this evening. A win against Derby at the Amex on Monday afternoon by two or more...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016 at 9:49 pm

A billion for Brighton and Hove

By Warren Morgan Yesterday the council took major steps towards bringing in more than £1 billion of investment into our city and our seafront. This investment will deliver jobs, homes and much-needed funding for local services, as well as maintaining Brighton and Hove’s place as...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016 at 8:49 pm

Do you recognise Portslade theft suspect?

An elderly woman had cash stolen while she was at a newsagents in Portslade, prompting police to release a CCTV picture of their prime suspect in the case. Sussex Police said: “Police have released an image of a man wanted in connection with the theft of cash at a newsagents in...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016 at 4:53 pm

Clutch of Brighton schools say they won’t fine parents for joining Year 2 SATS strike

A clutch of Brighton and Hove schools have told parents they won’t be fined for taking their children out of school on Tuesday to join a “strike” protesting at tests for six and seven year olds. The council has written to schools to say that taking a child out...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016 at 12:48 pm

Demolition crews prepare to slice up the old Amex wedding cake

Work has started to demolish the old Amex HQ, nicknamed the Wedding Cake. The nine-storey building, commissioned by American Express in 1977 to house its European headquarters, has to come down this year as its demolition was a condition of planning permission for the new John...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016 at 11:15 am

Brighton police seek gardener over dodgy deals

Police wish to speak to Gary Smith, 41, whose last known address was in Lancing, West Sussex, in connection with several fraudulent incidents committed in Seaford, Hove and Portslade since last summer. Trading as a gardener and landscaper, he is believed to approach potential...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016 at 9:30 am

Vigilante slashes tyres of irresponsibly parked vans

A row of up to 20 hire vans parked in a Brighton street had their tyres slashed this week in an apparent act of revenge by a frustrated resident. The vans, owned by Enterprise and Thifty car rental, had been parked in Carden Hill this week to the anger and dismay of residents,...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016 at 9:16 am

Bilingual Primary School celebrates official opening in new Hove home

The Bilingual Primary School celebrated its official opening in its new Hove home with a song and dance yesterday – in Spanish, of course. Children from the school, which is next to Hove Park, danced flamenco-style and sang a couple of songs for a hall full of guests, including...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016 at 3:19 am

Hove MP goes head to head with Health Secretary

Hove MP Peter Kyle went head to head with the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt earlier this week in the debate about junior doctors’ contracts. Mr Kyle said: “So far the Secretary of State has not grabbed the opportunity presented to him from across the House – I am talking about a...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016 at 3:07 am

Boots refuses to rule out move into BHS when Churchill Square store closes

Boots the Chemist has refused to rule out a move into the premises occupied by BHS in Churchill Square when its Brighton store closes. Boots is looking for new premises because John Lewis has bought the freehold of its shop on the corner of Queen’s Road and North Street. The...
Posted On 29 Apr 2016 at 3:00 am
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