Start of autumn strikes next week still on as talks break down

The start of an autumn of railway strikes next week is still on after talks between the RMT and Southern broke down this lunchtime. The long running dispute is over the introduction of driver-only operated trains and the subsequent downgrading of the guard’s role, which the...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016 at 1:28 pm

Brighton kitchen fire under investigation

A man was treated after breathing in smoke when a kitchen fire started in Woodingdean yesterday teatime (Wednesday 5 October). Today an investigation is under way into how the fire started, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said. It said: “East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016 at 12:30 pm

Brighton bar in beautiful but difficult venue closes

A Brighton bar based in one of the city’s most beautiful buildings has closed down after just two and a half years, the latest in a string of venues to fail to make the site work. Loungers spent a reported £450,000 remodelling 95 Western Road before opening it as Verano...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016 at 11:54 am

Prank lands Brighton student in sticky situation

A Brighton student had a novel excuse for being late to lectures this morning – he had to take hundreds of post it notes off his car. A group of practical jokers plastered the sticky notes all over the VW Polo while it was parked in Hanover Terrace overnight. The unlucky...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016 at 11:29 am

The Bull in Ditchling named Pub of the Year

The Bull in Ditchling has won two awards at the Great British Pub Awards including the top prize as Pub of the Year. It was also named the best freehouse at the awards in London last night (Wednesday 5 October) where 88 finalists made the shortlist in 16 categories. The winner of...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016 at 12:25 am
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