Hove MP criticises Sports Direct’s ‘stupid and disappointing’ attempt to bug private select committee meeting

Hove MP Peter Kyle has criticised Sports Direct for trying to bug him and his colleagues by leaving a miniature recording device in a room where they were holding a private meeting. The Labour MP was one of six members of the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial...
Posted On 07 Nov 2016 at 9:42 pm

Huge rail delays after man jumps onto train tracks, raps and runs from Tasers

Commuters have suffered huge delays tonight after a man jumped on to the tracks, stripped and rapped before fleeing along the line from police with Tasers. The incident, which happened at Norwood Junction, has affected trains bound for Brighton and Hove. Journalist Lianna Brinded...
Posted On 07 Nov 2016 at 7:55 pm

Macmillan opens £6m Brighton cancer centre to the public

Macmillan Cancer Support opened its £6 million Brighton cancer to the public this morning (Monday 7 November). The charity held a cake-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the Macmillan Horizon Centre in Bristol Gate, Brighton, across the road from the Royal Sussex...
Posted On 07 Nov 2016 at 6:19 pm

Real-life smugglers’ inn given second chance after landlords booted out

A Brighton pub with a history of football violence caught selling large quantities of smuggled spirits has avoided losing its licence – but only on condition its former landlords are shown the door. The Royal Standard in Queen’s Road was raided in June by police and...
Posted On 07 Nov 2016 at 4:49 pm

University adjusts unpopular sugar tax to slash price of healthier drinks instead

A planned 10p sugar tax on unhealthy drinks appears to have been turned around into a reduction in the price of healthier drinks in what campaigners are describing as a “stunning victory”. The University of Brighton announced in August it would be introducing a 10p...
Posted On 07 Nov 2016 at 3:54 pm

Man’s body found at Brighton hotel

Staff at a Brighton hotel made a sad discovery today when they found the body of a guest who had passed away in one of their rooms. Police were called to The Lanes Hotel at 12.20pm today to reports of a man’s body. No foul play is suspected and the coroner has been...
Posted On 07 Nov 2016 at 2:39 pm

Perfume theft suspect flees hospital without meds

Police are searching for Michael Murray who was arrested on suspicion of theft in Brighton on Tuesday (1 November). The arrest was made in connection with the theft of some fragrance sets from a shop in North Street that afternoon. Following his arrest, the 28-year-old from...
Posted On 07 Nov 2016 at 2:14 pm

Brighton neighbourhood goes one better on advent calendar trend with plans to decorate a whole street every day

A whole neighbourhood in Brighton will be transforming itself street by street into a Christmas calendar this December. Streets in Hanover have put together advent calendars in the past, with each house being allocated a day on which they reveal a window display which then stays...
Posted On 07 Nov 2016 at 12:37 pm

Brighton and Worthing hospital trusts explore merger

The NHS trusts for Brighton and Worthing are exploring a merger as Royal Sussex County Hospital bosses wrestle with a projected £60 million overspend. Staff have expressed concern about the effect on jobs and patient services. The proposed merger is part of the Sustainability and...
Posted On 07 Nov 2016 at 4:39 am

ASLEF delays train drivers strike ballot

The train drivers’ union ASLEF has delayed a ballot of its members who work for Southern one day after it started. Bosses at the train company Southern said that they were told at the weekend that this was down to “technical” reasons. Southern’s parent company Govia Thameslink...
Posted On 07 Nov 2016 at 3:08 am
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