Albion in the Community chief dies at the age of 43

The chief executive of Albion in the Community has died during a family holiday at the age of 43, the charity said today (Monday 20 June). Gary Townsend collapsed and died after going for a run. He had only recently taken charge of the charitable arm of Brighton and Hove Albion,...
Posted On 20 Jun 2016 at 10:17 pm

The number of death threats was absurd, says former Hove MP

A former MP has described the number of death threats that he received as “absurd”. The news emerged as tributes were paid in the House of Commons today (Monday 20 June) to the murdered Labour MP Jo Cox. Mike Weatherley, who served as the Conservative MP for Hove from 2010 to...
Posted On 20 Jun 2016 at 9:48 pm

Brighton MP pays tribute to Jo Cox in House of Commons

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas paid tribute to the murdered Labour MP Jo Cox in the House of Commons this afternoon (Monday 20 June). MPs were recalled specifically for the tributes, with just 19 members speaking during the hour-long sitting, including the Speaker John...
Posted On 20 Jun 2016 at 8:04 pm

New deputy chief constable joins Sussex Police

The new deputy chief constable of Sussex started work today (Monday 20 June). Bernie O’Reilly, 46, has joined Sussex Police from Staffordshire where he has served since becoming a police officer in 1989, most recently as Assistant Chief Constable. He has wide-ranging experience...
Posted On 20 Jun 2016 at 3:30 pm

Hanover votes yes for controlled parking

The city centre’s last free car park could soon be a thing of the past after Hanover residents voted yes in a first-stage consultation. The city council asked people living in Hanover, Elm Grove and the Pankhurst Estate if they would support controlled parking in principle,...
Posted On 20 Jun 2016 at 1:41 pm

Brighton hospital trust given warning notice to improve

The trust which runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital has been issued a warning notice that it must make significant improvements in the quality of its services by government inspectors. The Care Quality Commission issued the warning notice to the Brighton and Sussex University...
Posted On 20 Jun 2016 at 1:19 pm

Signal problems bring line between Hove and Brighton to a halt

Another day, another set of rail delays – but to make a change, today’s cancellations are mainly down to a technical fault. Signalling problems have brought trains between Hove and Brighton to a grinding halt since just before noon. It was initially hoped that this...
Posted On 20 Jun 2016 at 1:00 pm

Community group to take over park barn

A community group has fought off stiff competition from private companies to win the lease on a park building in Westdene after unearthing a 1938 covenant. The upper half of The Barn on Westdene Green became vacant last year after a charity playgroup vacated it after 20 years....
Posted On 20 Jun 2016 at 12:25 pm

Royal escape for woman, 82, raising money for research into suicidal depression

An 82-year-old fundraiser arrived in Brighton at the weekend for the final leg of a marathon effort to support research into suicidal depression. Diana Gair has walked the 615-mile Monarch’s Way which follows the route of the royal escape by King Charles II in 1651 after his...
Posted On 20 Jun 2016 at 2:43 am
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