New holidays for Brighton and Hove schools out for consultation

Parents are being asked to have their say on plans to shift school holidays around to create a week off during the off-peak season. The proposals have been drawn up in response to Brighton mum Annie Heath’s suggestion for ways to make taking a holiday cheaper for families....
Posted On 04 May 2016 at 10:39 pm

Larger than life Disco Pete to be guest of honour at Saturday’s Children’s Parade

A 20ft dancing puppet of Brighton legend Disco Pete is set to star in Saturday’s Children’s Parade. Freelance artist Paul Render put the finishing touches to the effigy today, and took him for a test ride outside the Same Sky studios in Belmont Street this afternoon....
Posted On 04 May 2016 at 10:30 pm

Whitehawk edged out by Ebbsfleet

Whitehawk  1 Ebbsfleet 2  The Hawks with their FA Cup heroics still fresh in the memory couldn’t quite handle the pressure at home again as they lost their first leg promotion play-match at the Enclosed Ground. Against  former FA Trophy winners...
Posted On 04 May 2016 at 9:48 pm

Dozens gather to discuss setting up a friends group for Hove Lagoon

Dozens of people went along to a packed meeting to discuss setting up a friends group for Hove Lagoon. The Hove Lagoon Summit was hosted by the Big Beach Café – and owner Norman Cook, also known as Fatboy Slim, was among those in the audience. Wish Ward councillor Robert...
Posted On 04 May 2016 at 8:38 pm

Brighton MP calls for better checks to make EU more accountable

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas has called for better checks to make the European Union (EU) more accountable to parliamentarians and the people. The Green MP presented a bill – a draft law – to fellow MPs yesterday although it is unlikely to become law. It has the support of...
Posted On 04 May 2016 at 6:16 pm

Two men treated in hospital after Brighton seafront attack and two men arrested

Two men were treated in hospital – one for a fractured eye socket – after being attacked on Brighton seafront on Bank Holiday Monday (2 May). Sussex Police said that two men have been arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm (GBH), actual bodily harm (ABH)...
Posted On 04 May 2016 at 5:40 pm

E-cigarette charger sparks fire at Brighton home

A care home manager has warned of the risk of fire if e-cigarettes are not charged using the correct charger after a blaze was sparked at a Brighton home. April Baker, the manager of Brighton Housing Trust’s Archway Project, gave the warning after a small fire in one of Brighton...
Posted On 04 May 2016 at 2:59 pm

Dozens attend Brighton launch of cross-party Vote Leave campaign as EU referendum looms

Dozens of people attended two events in Brighton as a cabinet minister fired up the cross-party Vote Leave campaign at the weekend. Chris Grayling, the Leader of the House of Commons, spoke about the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union taking place next...
Posted On 04 May 2016 at 2:40 pm

Brighton father hopes to raise money for daughter’s university fees with huge bulldog antique collection

By Frances Solomon A father left unemployed after battling with health issues has collected more than 2,500 bulldog themed antiques which he hopes to sell to pay for his daughter’s university tuition. Eiffion Ashdown, 38, from Queens Park in Brighton was diagnosed with...
Posted On 04 May 2016 at 1:34 pm

Next week’s rail strike postponed until later this month

Next week’s double rail strike on Southern services has been postponed – but a new date has been called for May 20. The RMT union is believed to have scrapped the 24 walkouts starting next Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes because GTR, which runs Southern, took two...
Posted On 04 May 2016 at 12:33 pm
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