Prime Minister defends government’s handling of Southern trains shambles

The Prime Minister defended the government’s handling of the Southern trains shambles this afternoon (Friday 30 September). Theresa May said: “The Department for Transport are looking at this issue. We’ve been very clear with Southern that we are looking for improvements.” On the...
Posted On 30 Sep 2016 at 7:16 pm

Ambulance chief vows to drive improvements after ‘inadequate’ CQC report

Ambulance bosses said that they were committed to making the changes required to improve and to restore public confidence after a critical report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb) was placed in “special measures” yesterday after...
Posted On 30 Sep 2016 at 6:48 pm

Missing teenage girl believed to be in Brighton

Police have issued a second public appeal for help in finding a teenage girl who went missing on Monday night (26 September). Sussex Police said that 16-year-old Bonnie May Rose Clarke was last seen at about 11pm on Monday. The force said: “Officers believe she may be in the...
Posted On 30 Sep 2016 at 6:12 pm

Brighton hospital consultant ‘congratulates’ Health Secretary on ‘hollow victory’

Brighton accident and emergency (A&E) consultant Rob Galloway has sent an excoriating open letter “congratulating” Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt on his High Court victory over junior doctors. Dr Galloway described it as a “hollow political victory” and hoped that Mr Hunt...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016 at 10:40 pm

Hughton wants Albion to end 100 year Hillsborough hoodoo

By Tim Hodges from the pre match press conference  Brighton and Hove News caught up with Albion boss Chris Hughton this lunchtime. The Albion take on Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough this Saturday. However, the Seagulls have never won at the infamous stadium. The nearest...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016 at 9:33 pm

Thief steals charity box from Brighton shop

A man suspected of stealing a charity box from a Brighton supermarket has been caught on camera. Now Sussex Police are urging him to hand himself in or those who know the man to name him. The force has released a CCTV image of the man who went into Sainsbury’s in North Street,...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016 at 7:12 pm

Brighton and Hove commuters gather for Southern protest at Victoria

Commuters from Brighton and Hove are joining a protest about Southern’s train service at Victoria Station this evening (Thursday 29 September). The protest – organised by the the Association of British Commuters – is due to start on the concourse at Victoria at 6pm. It comes as...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016 at 6:02 pm

Brighton motorcyclist seriously injured in crash with car

A motorcyclist from Brighton suffered serious injuries in a crash with a car on the Brighton and Hove border, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Thursday 29 September). The force said: “Police are investigating a collision between a car and a motorcycle which occurred at the...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016 at 5:49 pm

Mental health trust chief to retire

The chief executive of the mental health trust that serves Brighton and Hove is to retire next March, he said this afternoon (Thursday 29 September). Colm Donaghy, 58, will step down from running Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust on Friday 31 March next year. Mr Donaghy...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016 at 1:36 pm

Ambulance service rated inadequate and placed in special measures

The ambulance service for Brighton and Hove has been rated inadequate and placed in special measures after an official inspection. The South East Coast Ambulance Service took too long to answer calls, was not safely staffed, did not keep equipment safe and secure and had poor...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016 at 12:23 pm
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