Bank holiday A&E plea by Brighton surgery boss

A senior doctor has issued a bank holiday A&E plea not to forget the Brighton Station Health Centre. Marjorie Gillespie said that the walk-in centre, in Queen’s Road, Brighton, and run on behalf of the NHS by Care UK, was open from 8am to 8pm 365 days a year. And it could...
Posted On 23 May 2016 at 10:17 pm

Brighton MP flags up £36m funding pot for coastal communities

Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby is encouraging organisations to apply for grants from the Coastal Communities Fund as the government makes a £36 million pot of funding available. Mr Kirby said that applications can be made from today (Monday 23 May) for projects aimed at...
Posted On 23 May 2016 at 5:39 pm

Kemp Town Carnival urges people to party, not protest as far right march chooses same day to descend on Brighton

By Sian Blewitt Kemp Town Carnival organisers say they have complete confidence in the police to ensure any far right marches don’t disrupt this year’s festivities. A No More Refugees demo has been called by nationalist groups for Saturday, 4 June – the same day...
Posted On 23 May 2016 at 3:47 pm

Council holds review into troubled Brighton school

A review has been held today into concerns raised by parents and staff at a Brighton school where half the staff and the whole PTA have quit. The new head of Stanford Junior School has been under fire from teachers and parents who claim classroom morale is plummeting. Since Paul...
Posted On 23 May 2016 at 3:23 pm

Four burglars in jail after quick-thinking neighbour’s call to police

Four burglars have been jailed for a total of sixteen years after an alert neighbour and a swift police response brought their crime spree to a halt. Brothers Alin Paul Hosain, 29, Ionut-Emil Hosain, 27, and Nicolae Marius Stoica, 22, all of no fixed address, and George Alexandru...
Posted On 23 May 2016 at 2:37 pm

Brighton dad fails in high court bid to overturn school holiday fine – but the fight goes on

A Brighton dad who challenged a ban on term-time holidays at the High Court says he hopes another father’s success at quashing his fine will help convince the government to change its policy. Noah Myers argued that putting schools in a position to effectively  judge whether...
Posted On 23 May 2016 at 1:15 pm

Brighton academic looks at the influence of Twitter on the last election

A Brighton journalist and academic has studied the impact of Twitter on the general election as more parties and voters take to social media. Ivor Gaber, professor of journalism at Sussex University, and five others examined the influence of Twitter and tried to work out whether...
Posted On 23 May 2016 at 1:12 pm

Clear air gives clear view of Isle of Wight from Brighton hill

Exceptionally good visibility at sunset mean the Isle of Wight was clearly visible from Brighton last night, as this picture by Henry Hughes shows. Although most of the island lies beyond the horizon from the standpoint of this part of the coast, the south of the island pokes...
Posted On 23 May 2016 at 12:13 pm

Fire crews called to three reports of flooding in Brighton and Hove since yesterday lunchtime

Fire crews have been called to three fires and three reports of flooding in Brighton and Hove since yesterday lunchtime (Sunday 22 May). The cause of one of the fires is under investigation, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said. The fire service said: “At 12.19pm yesterday...
Posted On 23 May 2016 at 11:54 am

Crane looms over Kemp Town to build Royal Sussex helideck

The construction of the Royal Sussex’s new helideck started this week with the installation of a crane on top of the Thomas Kemp Tower. The helideck forms part of the £485m nine-year redevelopment of the site which began in January, and which will replace all the buildings...
Posted On 23 May 2016 at 11:51 am
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