Hove students chosen to tread the boards at the National Theatre

Students from Hove Park School have been chosen to star in a play being staged at the National Theatre. Eleven pupils have been cast in Citizenship by Mark Ravenhill who was born and raised in Haywards Heath. The school said: “We are very proud to announce that Hove Park has...
Posted On 14 Jun 2016 at 10:02 pm

Brighton Station protest kicks off late because of delayed trains

Scores of people protested tonight, demanding that Govia be stripped of its franchise – but many were late because of delayed and cancelled trains. Angry commuters waved placards and chanted “Southern out!” on the concourse, as security guards and British...
Posted On 14 Jun 2016 at 7:37 pm

i360 test flights reach full height

The i360 test flights reached their full height of 450ft this afternoon as the glass donut soared into the skies. #timelapse video of the #bai360 pod ascending to the top of the tower for the first time yesterday pic.twitter.com/KbzOKGiAnu — British Airways i360 (@BA_i360)...
Posted On 14 Jun 2016 at 7:17 pm

Hove shed thief caught on camera

A thief has been caught on camera stealing tools from a shed in Hove. Sussex Police has released footage of the break-in, which happened at a shed next to a property in York Road as part of an appeal for information. The man entered the shed at about 2.30am on Saturday, May 28,...
Posted On 14 Jun 2016 at 5:52 pm

Undertaker jailed for sex attacks on young girls in 1980s Hove

A Somerset man has been jailed after pleading guilty to 18 sexual offences against young girls in Hove between 1980 and 1986. Michael Coggins, 68, an undertaker, of Church Street, Alcombe, Minehead admitted the offences when he appeared at Hove Crown Court last week. They...
Posted On 14 Jun 2016 at 5:47 pm

Southern conductors to strike again

Southern passengers are facing yet another day of strike action on Tuesday next week after ACAS talks between the RMT and Govia failed to reach agreement. The RMT has not yet officially announced the strike date, but sources have confirmed to Brighton and Hove News that its...
Posted On 14 Jun 2016 at 5:30 pm

Deaf children present Queen’s birthday card

A birthday card for the Queen made by deaf schoolchildren was presented to the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex this month. The pop-art 90th birthday card, made and signed by children at Brighton’s Hamilton Lodge School and College,  was accepted on behalf of the Queen on...
Posted On 14 Jun 2016 at 2:14 pm

Union threatens disruption to Sussex exam marking

Striking Sussex University staff are threatening to disrupt exam marking tomorrow in a row over pay – but the university insists students will see no delays to getting their grades. The University and College Union says exam boards in law, politics and sociology, business,...
Posted On 14 Jun 2016 at 2:05 pm

City’s ‘most expensive’ house sold for cool £3.4m – £600k less than original price tag

A house believed to be the most expensive ever sold in Brighton and Hove has just changed hands for a cool £3.4million after a year on the market. Consort House in Lewes Crescent was first put on the market for £4million in spring last year, but despite media coverage, the price...
Posted On 14 Jun 2016 at 1:19 pm

Hove restaurant’s future in doubt after owners are refused drinks licence

The future of a restaurant in the centre of Hove is in doubt after the owners were refused a drinks licence by the council. Barcode, in Church Road, had been trading without a valid licence, according to evidence presented to a Brighton and Hove City Council licensing panel...
Posted On 14 Jun 2016 at 12:23 pm
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