Traffic battle of Trafalgar – as Brighton’s Millers Road bridge is set to close this Friday

Millers Road bridge leading to South Road, one of the main rush hour arteries from Hove and north east Brighton to the A23, looks set to be closed for re-surfacing work this Friday October 21st. Other routes, including Highcroft Villas/ Dyke Road Drive and Seven Dials/ New...
Posted On 17 Oct 2016 at 6:38 pm

Hove post office robbed at knifepoint

A post office in Hove has been robbed at knifepoint this afternoon (Monday 17 October) just before thousands of pupils left nearby schools for the day. Two men held up the post office at Amherst Crescent Stores, in Old Shoreham Road, Hove, by the corner of Amherst Crescent....
Posted On 17 Oct 2016 at 5:45 pm

City College to be renamed Metropolitan College if merger with Northbrook goes ahead

A merger of City College and Worthing’s Northbrook College would see the new institution named The Metropolitan College. The announcement came as a month-long joint consultation was launched today into the colleges’ plans. It asks just four questions: 1. Do you agree...
Posted On 17 Oct 2016 at 5:31 pm

Brighton men arrested over seafront stabbing

Two Brighton men have been arrested after a young man was stabbed on Brighton seafront in the early hours of Saturday morning. The 24-year-old victim is still in hospital following the attack, which happened at around 2am on the Lower Esplanade on Brighton Beach opposite the...
Posted On 17 Oct 2016 at 5:17 pm

Barrister appeals for safe return of wig

A criminal barrister is hoping that a public appeal will lead to the safe return of the wig he has worn in court for a decade. Matthew Heywood parked his car in Norton Road, Hove, earlier this month when it was broken into by a thief who grabbed his bag. However when the thief...
Posted On 17 Oct 2016 at 4:55 pm

Brighton hospital trust put in financial special measures as £15.5m funding hole deepens

The NHS trust which runs Brighton’s biggest hospital has been put in financial special measures after bosses told the government it would be more than an agreed £15.5 million in debt by April. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the Royal Sussex...
Posted On 17 Oct 2016 at 3:53 pm

Brighton park plagued by yobs risks becoming a ‘no go area’

An emergency meeting is to be held this evening in a bid to combat an outbreak of antisocial behaviour which risks turning a small Brighton park into a no go zone. Over the last few weeks, Tarner Park off Sussex Street has been hit by acts of vandalism, arson and burglary, all...
Posted On 17 Oct 2016 at 1:53 pm

Smokers claims of being targeted by litter cops backed up by new figures which show 2 in 3 fines are for dropped butts

More than two in three fines handed out by the council’s new litter cops in their first six months were for dropped cigarette butts, new figures show. Of the 882 fines handed out by 3GS officers, 602 were issued for dropped butts, backing up claims by smokers who said they...
Posted On 17 Oct 2016 at 11:07 am

Select committee of MPs slates Govia and government over Southern franchise

A select committee of MPs has criticised the train company serving Brighton and Hove as well as the RMT union and the government. It urged them to resolve the current disputes about the driver-only operation (DOO) of trains and the proposed closure of station ticket offices. The...
Posted On 17 Oct 2016 at 8:52 am
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