Electrical fault blamed for blaze in Brighton flats by fire investigators

Fire investigators have blamed an electrical fault for the blaze in flats in North Street, Brighton, this morning (Friday 27 January) which led to dozens of people being evacuated shortly after 5am. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “A fire investigation by East Sussex...
Posted On 27 Jan 2017 at 10:49 pm

Empty council buildings may be used to shelter homeless in Brighton and Hove

Empty council buildings could be used to shelter the homeless in Brighton and Hove after politicians from all parties backed a Green motion last night (Thursday 26 January). Councillor Tom Druitt put forward the idea to fellow members of Brighton and Hove City Council during a...
Posted On 27 Jan 2017 at 7:05 pm

Woman convicted of pimping out girl, 13, from her home in Hove

A woman has been convicted by a jury of pimping out a 13-year-old girl from her home in Hove. The jury, at Brighton Crown Court, unanimously convicted Karen Potter, 35, of arranging the prostitution of a child and engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child. The...
Posted On 27 Jan 2017 at 3:07 pm

Hove school head to join academy trust as executive principal

The head teacher of one of the biggest schools in Hove is to leave to become the executive principal of an academy trust. Rob Reed is leaving Hove Park School at Easter to join Aldridge Education where he will be responsible for its local cluster of schools. They are the Brighton...
Posted On 27 Jan 2017 at 9:30 am

School catchments should offer a genuine choice, urge Brighton and Hove parents

A mother from Brighton has presented a petition to councillors urging them to offer a genuine choice of secondary school to all children in the area. Sam Fearn, from Brighton, handed in the petition of 1,360 signatures to Brighton and Hove City Council at Hove Town Hall yesterday...
Posted On 27 Jan 2017 at 7:47 am

Young people petition Brighton and Hove councillors over proposed youth service cuts

Young people have handed in a petition asking councillors to rethink cuts of £800,000 to the youth service budget in Brighton and Hove. One of the campaigners, Raven Lee, 20, from Pre-Qual, the youth-led pro-equality movement, spoke at a Brighton and Hove City Council meeting at...
Posted On 27 Jan 2017 at 7:21 am
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