Brighton given £17m funding towards two key projects

The government has said that it will put £17 million towards two key projects in Brighton, using money from the Local Growth Fund. The two schemes are the proposed conference centre and arena at Black Rock and the new Bio Innovation Centre being planned by Sussex University. The...
Posted On 03 Feb 2017 at 11:35 pm

Boy, 14, raped in toilet at the King Alfred in Hove

A 14-year-old boy was raped at the King Alfred Leisure Centre on Hove seafront, Sussex Police said today (Friday 3 February). A 47-year-old man from Rottingdean was arrested during the week, charged with the rape and brought before a court. Detectives are appealing for a couple...
Posted On 03 Feb 2017 at 10:31 pm

RMT to join fresh talks with Southern train bosses over guards dispute

The RMT union is to take part in fresh talks with Southern train bosses over the long-running dispute with guards. The news emerged a day after Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), which runs Southern, and train drivers’ union Aslef agreed a deal which is now subject to a vote by...
Posted On 03 Feb 2017 at 5:28 pm

Gala show tonight to celebrate 25 years of the Sussex Beacon

A gala show will celebrate 25 years of the Sussex Beacon at a new venue in New Steine Gardens, Brighton, tonight (Friday 3 February). The show – Celebration! – opens a 17-day festival, the B Right On LGBT festival, as part of LGBT History Month. It is being held as NHS funding...
Posted On 03 Feb 2017 at 12:43 pm

5 optimistic thoughts after Brighton & Hove Albion lost to Huddersfield 

1) The Seagulls don’t have to face Scott Hogan when they play Brentford on Sunday. The striker who scored twice at the Amex for the Bees last August has joined lowly Aston Villa. 2) Leeds have to travel to Huddersfield on Sunday and play prior to Albion’s kick-off...
Posted On 03 Feb 2017 at 9:22 am

Suspected car thief from Hove being hunted by police

A suspected car thief from Hove is being hunted by police after he failed to turn up in court. Jamie Jacquemai, 28, of Kingston Close, Hangleton, was due to appear before Brighton magistrates after being charged with stealing a Ford Focus car and writing it off. He has also been...
Posted On 03 Feb 2017 at 9:10 am
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