Hughton – “the players have wanted this all season”

Chris Hughton told Brighton and Hove News this lunchtime that he believes his squad is experienced enough and has enough belief and character to rise to the challenge of Middlesbrough – and make the most of the opportunity. Hughton said: “This is what they are playing...
Posted On 05 May 2016 at 11:20 pm

Portslade and Hove public toilets to close – but Saltdean, Rottingdean and Preston Park loos saved

Two public toilets in Portslade and Hove are to close despite efforts to lessen budget cuts, with a swathe of other city loos set to close over the winter. In February, councillors decided to rethink plans to slash £170,000 from the public toilet budget, which would have seen...
Posted On 05 May 2016 at 8:16 pm

Schools Minister tells Brighton conference he’d already seen the SATS test question he got wrong

Schools Minister Nick Gibb told an education conference in Brighton today that he’d already seen the SATS test question that he got wrong during a BBC Radio 4 interview this week. Mr Gibb said that he had discussed sample test questions at length with his advisers,...
Posted On 05 May 2016 at 4:39 pm

Amazing drone footage shows West Pier from the inside – but don’t be tempted to have a look yourself!

Red danger buoys are to be placed around the West Pier next month to dissuade paddle boarders and swimmers from attempting to get too close to the crumbling structure. This amazing video shows what the structure looks like when you get right up close – but it was filmed...
Posted On 05 May 2016 at 2:58 pm

Melted tumble dryer filter sparks fire fears

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are reminding the public to maintain and register their appliances after a family found their tumble dryer filter melted. On Tuesday, the residents of a property on Bevendean Crescent, Brighton contacted the service after they found the filter...
Posted On 05 May 2016 at 2:55 pm

Shakespeare and Little Prince smash bottles to open BOAT’s second year

Brighton’s newest theatre celebrated the opening of its second ever season with the smashing of not one, but two champagne bottles. Brighton Open Air Theatre in Dyke Road park was built as the legacy of late Brighton playwright Adrian Bunting, who left his life savings to...
Posted On 05 May 2016 at 2:23 pm

Concerns raised over ‘heavy handed’ new litter enforcement officers

Brighton and Hove’s new litter cops have been accused of heavy handedness by pouncing on unsuspecting young smokers with £75 fines for dropping cigarette butts – but refusing to disclose any evidence of an offence. The new enforcement officers began work in the city...
Posted On 05 May 2016 at 1:57 pm

Bin and kitchen fires keep firefighters busy

Brighton and Hove firefighters were called out to a kitchen fire and three bin fires last night. The busy night began at 7.20pm when crews from Hove and Preston Circus were despatched to a small fire in the first floor kitchenette of a house in Tisbury Road, Hove. Firefighters...
Posted On 05 May 2016 at 11:07 am

Brighton man and woman charged for alleged part in prison drug smuggling ring

A man and woman from Woodingdean are among 12 people charged with conspiring together to smuggle drugs and phones into Lewes Prison. Four prisoners, a prison officer and seven members of the public are due to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court today as a result of...
Posted On 05 May 2016 at 9:53 am
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