More than Knighty minutes – Brighton and Hove Albion’s incredible journey 

Just nineteen years and four days since they faced oblivion, Brighton and Hove Albion are one win away from Premier League. But that one win must occur against the only other team that can deny them, Middlesbrough, who, like the Albion of May 1997, only need a draw to realise...
Posted On 06 May 2016 at 10:37 pm

Day of reckoning delayed for police chase biker

A motorcyclist who faces jail after a police chase from Worthing to Brighton has had his day of reckoning postponed. Gavin Collett, 32, was due to be sentenced at Lewes Crown Court today (Friday 6 May). His case has been adjourned again until Friday 17 June for the preparation of...
Posted On 06 May 2016 at 8:48 pm

Un Co-operative lorry blocks Brighton road

A Co-op delivery lorry was blocking the junction of Hampstead Road and Robertson Road near Preston Park Station this evening (Friday 6 May). It is unclear how the vehicle came to its predicament although the roads in the area are well known for their steep undulations. Despite a...
Posted On 06 May 2016 at 8:25 pm

‘Albion players and supporters  thoroughly  deserve promotion’ Chris Hughton tells Brighton & Hove News

Albion boss Chris Hughton has told Brighton & Hove News that promotion to the Premier League, with The Seagulls, would mean everything to him.  And that he had a group of lads who thoroughly  deserved it. Hughton said gaining  promotion would be right up there...
Posted On 06 May 2016 at 7:45 pm

Katy Bourne re-elected as Sussex police and crime commissioner

Katy Bourne has been re-elected as Sussex police and crime commissioner (PCC) with a total of 139,335 votes. The Conservative incumbent beat Labour candidate Michael Jones in a run-off after no candidate secured 50 per cent of the first preference votes. Under the supplementary...
Posted On 06 May 2016 at 5:28 pm

Brighton head calls for royal commission on education

The head teacher of a Brighton school has called for a royal commission on education at a conference where the Schools Minister Nick Gibb was one of the speakers. Richard Cairns, the head master of Brighton College, spoke out as he opened his school’s annual conference on...
Posted On 06 May 2016 at 4:37 pm

Union leader urges health chiefs to act over continuing patient transport problems

A union leader has urged health chiefs to take prompt action over continuing problems with the firm providing the non-emergency patient transport service. GMB regional organiser Gary Palmer said that staff were leaving the poorly performing service and those who stayed were being...
Posted On 06 May 2016 at 4:13 pm

From the i360 to the Eiffel Tower – Mayor’s Charity Bike Ride gets under way

A group of cyclists left Brighton for Paris first thing this morning (Friday 6 May) as the Mayor’s Charity Bike Ride got under way. The ride was organised by the Brighton and Hove Property Consortium and is raising money for the mayor’s charities – the Martlets Hospice, the Grace...
Posted On 06 May 2016 at 2:55 pm

Level fountain gremlins strike again

The Level’s fountains have been hit by technical difficulties yet again, delaying this year’s switch-on for the foreseeable future. A faulty pump means that although paddling pools at the city’s other playgrounds are now up and running, children will have to...
Posted On 06 May 2016 at 2:54 pm

Preston Park velodrome reopens this weekend

The historic velodrome at Preston Park will be reopened for competitive cycling this weekend (Sunday 8 May). The velodrome was closed to competitive racing in September 2014 after concerns were raised about the safety of the track perimeter fence. Brighton & Hove City...
Posted On 06 May 2016 at 10:55 am
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