Almost 17 in 20 Brighton and Hove pupils offered first choice of secondary school

Almost 17 in 20 pupils in have been offered their first choice of state secondary school for September, Brighton and Hove City Council said today (Tuesday 1 March). But more than 1 in 20 will not be going to their first, second or third preference school. In some cases – 147 in...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017 at 5:29 pm

Glow in the dark eyes plan to cut dog fouling by half

A new dog poo initiative hopes to cut the rate of fouling in half – with the use of glow in the dark posters. CityClean is going to put up the posters, which feature luminous eyes, around the city tomorrow evening. The posters are provided by Keep Britain Tidy, and have...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017 at 5:25 pm

Brighton park closes as first stage of £53k revamp begins

A Brighton park will close next week for the first stage in a £53,000 makeover paid for by developers which should see it in great shape for its spring festival. William Clarke Park off Hartington Road, better known by the Elm Grove and Lewes Road communities as the Patch, is set...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017 at 5:14 pm

Hove novelist’s plans to rebuild Medina House set for approval

Hove novelist Polly Samson’s controversial plans to knock down Medina House and rebuild it have been recommended for approval by planners ahead of a committee meeting next Wednesday. Ms Samson, the wife of Pink Floyd star Dave Gilmour, bought the crumbling former bath house...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017 at 2:50 pm

Announcement on new school site expected this month

An announcement on the site of a new secondary school for Brighton is expected this month after negotiations with the owners of one of the two possible sites has progressed. Although both land next to City College and Brighton General Hospital are still in the running,...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017 at 12:45 pm

MP calls for Britain to put up its first AIDS memorial – only to learn it’s here in Brighton

An MP called for Britain to follow the example of other countries and put up an AIDS memorial – only to be invited to Brighton to see ours. Stewart Malcolm McDonald, the SNP member for Glasgow South, said: “To my shame, I had no idea that this was the case until I met my two...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017 at 12:17 pm

Pet Shop Boys to headline Pride

The Pet Shop Boys are to headline Pride this year, their first Pride appearance in 20 years. The duo, who were last month awarded the NME award for Godlike Genius, will play in Preston Park on Saturday, 5 August. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe will be performing their Super Tour...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017 at 10:47 am

5 things we’ve thought about since Brighton & Hove Albion narrowly lost to Newcastle

1) Albion lost to a Premier League team wearing a temporary Championship disguise with a manager who was won the Champions League and coached Real Madrid. There really is no shame in that. 2) Just think, when Rafa Benitez had that European glory, the pitch he is walking in the...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017 at 7:55 am
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