Thousands of Brighton and Hove train commuters delayed for hours after electrical fault damages track

Thousands of commuters returning to Brighton and Hove were delayed for hours this evening (Tuesday 1 November) after an electrical fault damaged the track at Wivelsfield. Network Rail said: “Urgent repairs to the track in the Wivelsfield area means all lines between Haywards...
Posted On 01 Nov 2016 at 11:58 pm

Police arrest two wanted men in Brighton

Two wanted men have been arrested by police in Brighton after they breached the terms on which they were released from prison. Sussex Police said today (Tuesday 1 November) that Todd Mackenzie, 26, had been picked up. He was part way through a 15-month sentence for assault...
Posted On 01 Nov 2016 at 10:13 pm

Brighton and Hove surgeon pioneers ‘smart specs’ to treat facial palsy, monitor mood and steer wheelchairs

A Brighton and Hove surgeon is pioneering “smart specs” which could help treat facial palsy, monitor the wearer’s mood and even steer wheelchairs. Charles Nduka, 47, who lives in Kemp Town, initially aims to help rehabilitate people with facial palsy but is keen to broaden the...
Posted On 01 Nov 2016 at 9:42 pm

Charity starts £5k crowdfunding campaign to pay for one of Brighton’s best-loved nights out

Arts charity Same Sky has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise £5,000 towards the cost of staging one of Brighton’s best-loved nights out – Burning the Clocks. This is the third year that the charity has turned to crowdfunding – with incentives – to keep the winter solstice...
Posted On 01 Nov 2016 at 8:01 pm

Bilingual Primary School rated good by Ofsted as inspectors praise pupils’ progress in Spanish

The Bilingual Primary School has been rated good by Ofsted with the three inspectors praising the progress made by pupils in learning Spanish. Ofsted said: “Spanish is taught well and pupils at different stages of fluency in Spanish develop their skills well.” Just 30 to 40 of...
Posted On 01 Nov 2016 at 2:04 pm

Patient transport contractor to lose £60m contract

The Sussex Patient Transport Service contractor Coperforma is to lose its four-year £60 million contract after a catalogue of concerns. The company and its sub-contractors have been criticised for a series of delays and missed appointments affecting patients needing dialysis and...
Posted On 01 Nov 2016 at 8:29 am