Motorcyclist jailed over 100mph chase that ended in Brighton

A motorcyclist has been jailed for two years after a high-speed chase that ended outside a shopping centre in Brighton. Police said that the biker was lucky to be alive. It was also a miracle that no one had been hurt in “the most outrageous incident of dangerous driving we have...
Posted On 17 Jun 2016 at 8:36 pm

Albion’s Skalak starts for Czech Republic and becomes Penney pincher

Brighton and Hove Albion winger Jiri Skalak became the first current Seagulls player since Steve Penney 30 years ago to play in a major international tournament – at Euro 2016 today.  Penney played for Northern Ireland at the 1986 Mexico World Cup.  Skalak is due...
Posted On 17 Jun 2016 at 5:18 pm

Union calls for inquiry after bailiffs seize ambulances as contractor goes bust

The GMB union has called on MPs to hold an official inquiry into health commissioners after bailiffs seized five ambulances as a private contractor went bust. The union wants the House of Commons Health Committee to investigate the problems besetting the patient transport service...
Posted On 17 Jun 2016 at 3:52 pm

Inability to recruit doctor blamed for closure of ‘inadequate’ Hove GP surgery

An “inadequate” GP surgery in Hove is to close because of concerns arising in part from its difficulty in recruiting a doctor. The Practice Hangleton Manor is to close next month after a second critical report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The surgery’s owner – The...
Posted On 17 Jun 2016 at 3:33 pm

Vigil for murdered MP at Brighton church tonight

A vigil is being held at a Brighton church this evening (Friday 17 June) after the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox in her constituency yesterday. Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party has organised the vigil at St Nicholas Church, in Dyke Road, Brighton, from 7pm to 9pm. A Facebook...
Posted On 17 Jun 2016 at 3:01 pm

Hove is Britain’s top property hotspot for young professionals, according to bank survey

Hove is Britain’s top property hotspot for young professionals, according to a bank survey, with the two Brighton postcodes – BN1 and BN2 – also high on the list. It is the second year in a row that Hove has topped the list. Lloyds Bank said that Hove and Brighton were in “the...
Posted On 17 Jun 2016 at 8:39 am

Hove MP speaks of ‘terrible sadness’ over killing of fellow MP Jo Cox

Hove MP Peter Kyle has spoken of his “terrible sadness” after his fellow Labour MP Jo Cox was stabbed, shot and killed yesterday (Thursday 16 June). He was preparing to speak in a debate about the European Union (EU) referendum in Brighton with students from City College and...
Posted On 17 Jun 2016 at 8:15 am

Met Office warns of ‘torrential downpours’, thunder and lightning

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning, forecasting “torrential downpours” as well as thunder and lightning today (Friday 17 June). The worst of weather is expected this afternoon and evening with the possibility of more than an inch of rain falling in less than an...
Posted On 17 Jun 2016 at 7:57 am
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