Childhood obesity level falls again in Brighton and Hove

The proportion of children in Brighton and Hove who are classed as obese has fallen for the sixth year in a row. More than one in eight children in year 6 at school – children aged 11 years old – are officially obese compared with almost one in five across the country. And more...
Posted On 09 Nov 2016 at 5:28 pm

Brighton’s ‘graffiti alley’ to be turned into 12 affordable homes for rent

One of Brighton’s best-known graffiti sites is to be turned into 12 “affordable” homes for rent by Brighton and Hove City Council. Members of the council’s Planning Committee granted formal permission for the scheme at a meeting this afternoon (Wednesday 9 November). Three houses...
Posted On 09 Nov 2016 at 4:21 pm

Warning after skaters risk injury by filming themselves playing with fireworks

Skaters who strapped bangers to their boards and jumped over lit fireworks at The Level skatepark on Bonfire Night were risking serious injury to themselves and others, a fireman has warned. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service’s community safety manager Stephen Wright said...
Posted On 09 Nov 2016 at 3:51 pm

Parents warned after young schoolgirl sexually assaulted in Brighton

A Brighton school has warned parents to be on their guard after the second sex attack on young girls in Brighton this month. The school, which cannot be named for legal reasons, sent out the warning today after one of their pupils was groped by a man with a long beard and beanie...
Posted On 09 Nov 2016 at 3:12 pm

Steve Coogan to switch on emoji-themed Brighton Christmas lights

Comedian Steve Coogan will switch on emoji-themed Christmas lights in the city centre this year at a free street party with music provided by Phats and Small. The party will begin in East Street next Wednesday at 5pm, joined by Brighton producers Kideko and George Kwali, as well...
Posted On 09 Nov 2016 at 2:12 pm

City MPs react to Trump victory

Two of the city’s MPs have publicly reacted to the news Donald Trump has been elected president of the USA, describing it as “devastating” and a “hurricane”. Mr Trump defied polls and predictions to be elected as the 45th US president in the early...
Posted On 09 Nov 2016 at 1:54 pm

Shared house in Moulsecoomb given permission to convert loft to sleep more people

The owner of a shared house in Moulsecoomb has been given permission for a loft conversion so that more people can live there. Ryan Scott, the owner of a house in multiple occupation (HMO) in Barcombe Road, converted the loft so that the house could sleep seven people instead of...
Posted On 09 Nov 2016 at 1:02 pm

Hove man sentenced for impersonating a police officer

A Hove man has been sentenced by a judge for impersonating a police officer. John Paul Darcy, 44, of Sunninghill Close, Hangleton, admitted the charge at Brighton Magistrates’ Court when he appeared before district judge Tessa Szagun. Darcy made a phone call during which he...
Posted On 09 Nov 2016 at 12:00 pm

Uber brings in out of town drivers after boycott from Brighton cabbies

An Uber driver has been caught on camera saying that the company has been urging out of town drivers to come to Brighton after a boycott by Brighton cabbies, which has reportedly resulted in just one local driver signing up. The video, published by the GMB Brighton and Hove taxi...
Posted On 09 Nov 2016 at 9:35 am
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