BHASVIC explores becoming an academy

Brighton, Hove and Sussex VI Form College (BHASVIC) is exploring the possibility of becoming an academy, a council meeting was told this afternoon (Monday 3 October). The prospect could face opposition – a previous proposal at Hove Park School was withdrawn two years ago after a...
Posted On 03 Oct 2016 at 7:38 pm

Seven Dials closed overnight as roadworks head for early finish

Seven Dials roundabout will be completely closed overnight from 7.30pm this evening as workmen try to get the roadworks finished earlier than predicted. Works to repair crumbing kerbstones and resurface the roundabout were due to finish on Friday October 7. But now they are set...
Posted On 03 Oct 2016 at 5:44 pm

Brighton school to close

A Brighton school is to close, with only three pupils due to remain on the roll in two years’ time. Patcham House School will close in July 2018 subject to a formal consultation. It currently has 20 pupils, down from 38 two years ago. Brighton and Hove City Council said that...
Posted On 03 Oct 2016 at 5:34 pm

Brighton seafront’s Victorian lamps to be inspected after one crashes to ground

All of Brighton and Hove’s ornate Victorian lamps are to be inspected after one crashed to the ground on Thursday along Marine Parade. The lamp came down early on Thursday morning, missing parked cars and taking a small chunk out of the pavement. It’s not yet known...
Posted On 03 Oct 2016 at 5:30 pm

Charity box thief caught on camera

This shocking footage shows the moment a thief shamelessly snatches two charity boxes and a man’s wallet from a shop counter in Hove. The incident was caught on camera at Vega Express, in Sackville Road, at about 7.26pm on Saturday 10 September. The distinctively-dressed...
Posted On 03 Oct 2016 at 3:34 pm

Couple threatened by gang in Brighton park

Detectives are investigating a robbery in the park area of Providence Place, Brighton, shortly after midnight on Sunday (2 October). A man in his mid 20s was walking with his girlfriend towards London Road, Brighton, via Providence Place and Ann Street when they were approached...
Posted On 03 Oct 2016 at 3:34 pm

Cinema to mark 50th anniversary of Cathy Come Home with charity screening for Brighton homeless charity

The Duke of York’s cinema is to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1960s drama Cathy Come Home with a charity screening for a Brighton homelessness charity. The cinema, at Preston Circus, Brighton, is to screen the film next Monday (10 October) which is World Homelessness Day. The...
Posted On 03 Oct 2016 at 2:19 pm

Southern gives striking conductors until Thursday to take £2k sweetener to accept new roles

Southern guards have been offered £2,000 to stop striking and accept new customer service roles – but if they haven’t done this by Thursday, the rail company will press ahead with the changes regardless. The offer comes ahead of 14 days of strike action in protest at...
Posted On 03 Oct 2016 at 10:52 am

Southern’s anti-RMT Twitter campaign backfires

Train operator Southern today launched a Twitter campaign urging passengers to protest about ongoing strike action – but it seems to be backfiring spectacularly. Southern urged commuters to tweet the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers’ Union using the hashtag...
Posted On 03 Oct 2016 at 9:29 am

Almost 2,000 children in temporary homes in Brighton and Hove

Almost 2,000 children are in temporary homes in Brighton and Hove, according to figures published by the government. The number in hostels, bed and breakfasts and emergency and temporary accommodation is far higher in Brighton and Hove City Council than most other parts of the...
Posted On 03 Oct 2016 at 9:10 am
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