Brighton Zip Wire submits plans to council

The plans for the Brighton Zip Wire have been submitted to Brighton and Hove City Council, the attraction’s agent said today (Monday 13 June). The new attraction is intended as a replacement for the Brighton Wheel which closed and was taken down last month. Property firm Stiles...
Posted On 13 Jun 2016 at 9:34 pm

Hundreds attend Brighton vigil for Orlando victims

Hundreds of people assembled in Brighton this evening for a vigil in memory of the victims of the shootings at a gay club in Orlando. The vigil is one of many ways Brighton and Hove, home to one of the UK’s largest gay communities, is marking yesterday’s hate attack....
Posted On 13 Jun 2016 at 9:20 pm

Brighton and Hove cervical cancer screening rates are worst in south east

Brighton and Hove has the worst cervical cancer screening take-up rates in the south east, according to figures published today (Monday 13 June). They came with a warning to women over 50 not to delay having the quick and simple check up. NHS England said: “Every day nine women...
Posted On 13 Jun 2016 at 8:12 pm

Hyde to hold three more design workshops for Hove seafront scheme

Housing association Hyde is to hold three more design workshops as it prepares its plans for the vacant Sackville Hotel site on Hove seafront. Hove Labour MP Peter Kyle and the Conservative councillor for Westbourne Ward, Denise Cobb, were among those attending the first session....
Posted On 13 Jun 2016 at 4:00 pm

Vigil for victims of Orlando shooter to be held this evening

Crowds are expected to gather at the New Steine this evening for a vigil in memory of victims of the Orlando shootings, which claimed the lives of almost 50 people. Omar Mateen opened fire at the Pulse gay nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning, killing 49 and injuring 53...
Posted On 13 Jun 2016 at 2:59 pm

Protest against Southern Rail to be held at Brighton Station

Fed up commuters are to hold a demonstration at Brighton Station tomorrow evening in protest at Southern keeping its franchise despite weeks of chaos on the Brighton mainline. The news comes as the RMT union, which has called several strikes in protest at the move to driver-only...
Posted On 13 Jun 2016 at 2:30 pm

Brighton recovery centre marks 50 years

The mayor and councillors joined the Preston Park Recovery Centre to celebrate 50 years of helping people with mental illness at an anniversary event. The recovery centre is run by Southdown Housing and offers people with mental health support needs the opportunity to learn new...
Posted On 13 Jun 2016 at 2:02 pm

Brighton and Hove schools chief urges ministers to listen to parents over fines for term-time absences

Government ministers should listen to parents in the debate about fines for term-time absences, Brighton and Hove’s schools chief said today (Monday 13 June). Councillor Tom Bewick spoke out after Schools Minister Nick Gibb wrote “to set out set out the government’s position on...
Posted On 13 Jun 2016 at 1:04 pm

More storms on the way to Brighton and Hove

Another severe weather warning has been issued for Brighton and Hove this morning by the Met Office, which says heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to hit the south coast on Wednesday. The Met Office’s warning runs from 10am to 9pm, and is rated as being fairly...
Posted On 13 Jun 2016 at 12:23 pm

Road closed after man stabbed in Brighton

A Brighton road was closed and a man is being questioned by police after another man was found stabbed outside Waitrose this morning. Emergency services were called to Western Road, Brighton, at 10.34am this morning. The man had suffered a single stab wound and was taken to the...
Posted On 13 Jun 2016 at 11:31 am
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