City College tops national exam results table

City College Brighton and Hove has come top in the national GCSE achievement tables. Out of 214 general further education and tertiary providers across the country, City College has been ranked in first place nationally for A* to C grades in GCSE English and mathematics in...
Posted On 24 May 2016 at 6:57 pm

Brighton student wins international art competition

A Brighton schoolgirl has won first place in an international art and poetry competition set up to commemorate the centenary of The Great War. Tallulah Pudney’s “The Blind Leading The Blind” artwork took the prize at the Never Such Innocence Poetry and Art Competition, set up to...
Posted On 24 May 2016 at 4:29 pm

Academics strike over pay at Sussex and Brighton unis tomorrow

A row over pay will see walkouts at both the city’s universities tomorrow and a rally on the seafront in the afternoon. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) will be manning pickets from 8am at the University of Brighton’s Grand Parade campus, and at the...
Posted On 24 May 2016 at 2:56 pm

Fresh hope for Madeira Terraces as conservation expert says repair bill has been vastly overestimated

A specialist surveyor believes fixing the Madeira Terraces would be “comparatively simple” after visiting the site last week. The Morton Partnership was commissioned by the Victorian Society to look again at the terraces after the society discovered Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 24 May 2016 at 2:39 pm

Man dies after collapsing at Brighton bus stop

An elderly man died this afternoon after collapsing at a bus stop on the Level, sparking a medical emergency which saw roads closed for up to an hour. London Road and the roads around the Open Market were closed by police this lunchtime as emergency services dealt wit...
Posted On 24 May 2016 at 2:26 pm

Wanted man may be in Brighton, police warn 

Sussex Police said that it was searching for Benjamin Humphrey, from Shoreham, who is wanted on recall to prison. The force said: “The 29-year-old was convicted of knifepoint robbery in Lancing on 4 January 2007 and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of...
Posted On 24 May 2016 at 2:08 pm

Brighton bus drivers mull strike action over ‘bullying and harassment’

Brighton and Hove bus drivers are to be asked whether they would consider going on strike this week over issues including alleged harassment, bullying and short staffing. The Unite union has written to its members at Brighton and Hove Buses informing them it will hold a...
Posted On 24 May 2016 at 1:43 pm

Police called to Hove Station after first class customers throw coffee over each other

Two rowing first class passengers were thrown off a commuter train at Hove Station yesterday morning after an early morning row in which hot coffee was thrown about the carriage. The 6.29am Littlehampton to London Bridge service was stopped at Gatwick Airport station as a result,...
Posted On 24 May 2016 at 11:26 am

More than 300 cuppas served to the homeless thanks to Brighton sandwich shop customers paying it forward

A Brighton sandwich shop’s pay it forward scheme has seen more than 300 hot cups of tea and coffee served to the city’s rough sleepers since it started four months ago. The scheme at Hungry Holden’s in Castle Square off the Old Steine began in January when a...
Posted On 24 May 2016 at 10:21 am

Petrol station pledges to repay customers after scores of cars damaged in petrol pump mix up

The owner of a petrol station where scores of cars have been damaged by a petrol pump mix up says he is doing everything he can to get his customers’ cars back on the road. Gunvant Patel, who owns the Esso branded garage in Hangleton Road, says calls are still coming in...
Posted On 24 May 2016 at 9:43 am