Brighton and Hove children’s chief steps down

The chairman of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Children, Young People and Skills Committee, Councillor Tom Bewick, has stepped down. Councillor Bewick, who grew up in foster care, has spent almost two years running the committee charged with overseeing children’s social...
Posted On 09 Jan 2017 at 10:36 pm

Missing Hove girl, 16, found safe and well

A missing 16-year-old girl from Hove has been found safe and well, Sussex Police said today (Monday 9 January). The force said: “Thanks to all who shared our concerns for the welfare of missing Hove teenager Ella Sears. Happily she returned home safe and well on Saturday (7...
Posted On 09 Jan 2017 at 9:31 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion face Ipswich or Lincoln in the FA Cup 4th round

Brighton and Hove Albion will travel to Ipswich Town or Lincoln City in the 4th round of the FA Cup later this month. The draw, made this evening (Monday 9 January), hinges on a replay next Tuesday (17 January) at Sincil Bank after the National League leaders held Ipswich to a...
Posted On 09 Jan 2017 at 8:19 pm

Ofsted gives good reports to four Brighton and Hove schools

Education watchdog Ofsted has given a good report to four local schools in the past two months, members of Brighton and Hove City Council were told this afternoon (Monday 9 January). The four were Aldrington C of E Primary School, Carden Primary School, St Bernadette’s Catholic...
Posted On 09 Jan 2017 at 7:30 pm

Parking charges around i360 set to rise

Most of Brighton and Hove’s car parks and parking meters will not put up their fares for 2017/18, the fourth year that most of the city’s parking charges have been frozen – although prices around the i360 are set to rise. Despite little change in the amount...
Posted On 09 Jan 2017 at 5:45 pm

Young people protest about youth service cuts outside Hove Town Hall meeting

Young people protested outside a council meeting this afternoon (Monday 9 January) about proposed cuts to the youth service in Brighton and Hove. They want councillors to rethink proposals to cut £400,000 a year from the youth service budget. The money is currently spent on a...
Posted On 09 Jan 2017 at 5:34 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion sign Wales under-19 international

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed the Wales under-19 international left back Jordan Davies from Wrexham on undisclosed terms. Albion said: “The 18-year-old joins the club after spending the past nine years with the National League side and will join Simon Rusk’s under-23...
Posted On 09 Jan 2017 at 5:00 pm

£3.8m lottery funding for Stanmer Park approved

The restoration of Stanmer Park has moved a big step forward today after the city council learned it was to receive £3.8million of lottery funding to restore historical buildings and rework the park. The masterplan, which will see around 20 hectares of the park’s landscape, and...
Posted On 09 Jan 2017 at 12:38 pm

Sussex sign three-year deal with South African cricket all-rounder

South African all-rounder David Wiese is joining Sussex County Cricket Club on a three-year contract subject to permission from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The club said that the 6ft 4in 31-year-old would arrive at the County Ground in June. He has played 20 T20...
Posted On 09 Jan 2017 at 12:02 pm

Off the shelf painkillers no longer prescribed by city doctors in bid to save local NHS £0.5m

Brighton doctors will no longer prescribe paracetamol and ibuprofen for short-term minor ailments in a bid to save the local NHS half a million pounds a year. Brighton and Hove GPs will be the first in Sussex to be told to stop prescribing off the shelf painkillers for conditions...
Posted On 09 Jan 2017 at 11:36 am
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