‘Dippy hippy’ Green candidate in Brighton by-election says running a business while ill with leukaemia highlighted her fight and strength

The “dippy hippy” Green candidate in the East Brighton by-election tomorrow (Thursday 4 August) said that running her old business while ill with leukaemia highlighted her fight and strength. Mitch Alexander said: “Upon seeing photos of me on the election leaflet, I have heard...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016 at 11:59 pm

University and Brighton MP welcome approval for 2,100 new student homes

Sussex University has welcomed the approval given for 2,100 new student homes at its Falmer campus along with a new student union building. Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby also praised the decision – made this afternoon (Wednesday 3 August) by Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016 at 11:34 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Seagulls sign Oliver Norwood from Reading

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed Northern Ireland international Oliver Norwood for a so far undisclosed fee from Championship rivals Reading. The Burnley-born former Huddersfield Town and Coventry City midfielder started his career at Manchester United. Earlier in the day the...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016 at 11:26 pm

Four more family homes to be built on old playing field site in Hove

Four more family homes are to be built on the site of an old playing field in Hove. The two pairs of four-bedroom semi-detached houses are to be built in the grounds of the long-closed Alliance and Leicester Sports and Social Club, off Rowan Avenue, in Hangleton. The Lions Gate...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016 at 4:53 pm

Huge crowds expected as struggling Southern service copes with Pride exodus

Roads around Brighton Station are set to be closed off as special arrangements are made to deal with the large crowds expected as tens of thousands of people leave Pride on a struggling Southern service. When thousands of people tried to leave Brighton as the trains were delayed...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016 at 3:43 pm

Brighton and Hove planners agree homes for 2,100 students at university campus

Planners agreed to the building of homes for 2,100 students on the Sussex University campus in Falmer this afternoon (Wednesday 3 August). The principle of allowing so many homes had already been settled by a planning inspector at a public inquiry last year. The university had...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016 at 3:29 pm

Brighton bus drivers vote to strike

Strike misery for Brighton and Hove commuters looks set to spread from the trains to the buses as Brighton and Hove Buses and Metrobus drivers vote to walk out in protest at “draconian” management. Trouble on the buses has been rumbling for several months, with a...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016 at 2:26 pm

Corbyn’s support in Brighton waning, confidential polling suggests

Despite huge crowds appearing at last night’s Jeremy Corbyn rally, his support amongst local party members may be waning, Labour sources say. About 1,500 people from Brighton and across the south east came to see Mr Corbyn in the latest of a chain of planned rallies around...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016 at 1:28 pm

Video special: See the i360 view over Brighton – and listen to Hannah Brackenbury’s mickey-taking song

As the i360 is due to open tomorrow (Thursday 4 August), here is a round-up of some of the videos to have found their way on to YouTube marking – and even mocking – the £46 million project. They include a glimpse of the sort of view you can expect from Brighton’s latest tourist...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016 at 3:00 am

i360 to open tomorrow

Brighton’s latest tourist attraction – the i360 – is due to open to the paying public tomorrow (Thursday 4 August). A series of “test flights” – it is sponsored by British Airways, after all – and a number of “soft launches” have taken place as the crew behind the project prepare...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016 at 1:51 am
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