Brighton businesses need space to grow, says Chamber of Commerce

Businesses in Brighton and Hove need space to grow, according to the Chamber of Commerce, which is hosting a “big debate” on the topic tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday 6 July). Among the questions being addressed at the free event are How can we best balance the needs of a growing...
Posted On 05 Jul 2016 at 10:11 pm

Mother and daughters missing 

​Police are concerned for a Southwick woman and her two children who have gone missing. Rachel Bouchaib, 37, of Albion Street and her daughters Zara, 12, and Safiyyah, 10, were last seen on Southwick Beach on Saturday (2 July) at 7.45pm. PC Mark Green said: “The alarm...
Posted On 05 Jul 2016 at 8:21 pm

Judge jails six members of Brighton drugs gang, highlights two deaths and commends detectives

A judge has jailed six members of a Brighton drugs gang whose heroin is believed to have claimed at least two lives. She also praised the team of Brighton detectives who smashed the drugs ring, saying that she was “in awe” of their work in the case. Judge Shani Barnes, the...
Posted On 05 Jul 2016 at 8:16 pm

Working parents hardest hit by new Southern timetable

Working parents look set to be the worst affected by Southern Railway’s new temporary timetable which starts from next week. Under the revised timetable – released to combat short staffing and cancellations – the first two direct Brighton to London Victoria...
Posted On 05 Jul 2016 at 4:04 pm

England rugby star cleared of attack in Brighton night club

Former England rugby star Jordan Turner-Hall has been cleared of attacking and injuring two men in a fight in a Brighton night club. But his friend, 27-year-old shop assistant James Fairhall, has been found guilty of assault causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) at Pryzm, in West...
Posted On 05 Jul 2016 at 12:32 pm

Man airlifted after slipping on rocks off Saltdean beach

A young man was airlifted from the rocks off Saltdean beach after slipping and badly breaking his ankle yesterday evening. The Newhaven Coastguard was called at 7.19pm to rocks near Saltdean Lido after the man slipped, seriously injuring his ankle and also banging his head. It...
Posted On 05 Jul 2016 at 12:13 pm

Hundreds join NUT march as teachers across Brighton and Hove strike

Hundreds of people are marching through Brighton and Hove this morning as most of the city’s schools have closed due to a teachers’ strike over pay and working conditions. The National Union of Teachers called today’s strike calling for proper funding for...
Posted On 05 Jul 2016 at 12:08 pm

New Southern timetable will see 341 more trains cancelled a day

Southern’s temporary revised timetable will allow the cancellation of a further 341 trains a day from Monday, in a bid to “increase commuter certainty” after months of short staffing and ad hoc cancellations. The rail company says it will run 95% of the capacity...
Posted On 05 Jul 2016 at 10:20 am

Full list of Brighton and Hove state schools closing for teachers’ strike

Most state schools in Brighton and Hove are to close for the day today (Tuesday 5 July) as members of the NUT (National Union of Teachers) go on strike. Six schools and council-run nurseries expect to stay open while three others will be partially open. But more than 60 heads do...
Posted On 05 Jul 2016 at 2:22 am
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