Former Brighton and Hove council leader takes senior post in Essex

The former leader of Brighton and Hove City Council has accepted a senior job at Essex County Council. Jason Kitcat, who served as a Green councillor for eight years and led Brighton and Hove for three years, is to become executive director for corporate development at...
Posted On 18 Apr 2017 at 8:44 pm

Man stabbed twice during attempted robbery in Brighton

A man was treated in hospital after being stabbed twice during an attempted robbery in a park in Brighton. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Tuesday 18 April): “A man needed hospital treatment for a stab wound sustained when he refused to hand over his mobile phone in a Brighton...
Posted On 18 Apr 2017 at 7:55 pm

Main road out of Hove reopens after rush-hour crash

The main road out of Hove was closed during the rush hour this morning (Tuesday 18 April) after a car overturned. The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance was called out although the man who had been driving the car was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton by...
Posted On 18 Apr 2017 at 4:08 pm

West Hove to vote on parking restrictions

Fine details of a residents’ parking scheme for West Hove are being put to local people for their comments. During the winter, residents voted strongly in favour of a light touch scheme – with restrictions in force for two periods each day. This latest consultation asks for views...
Posted On 18 Apr 2017 at 3:16 pm

Portslade man jailed for dangerous driving

A man from Portslade has been jailed for dangerous driving by a judge at Hove Crown court today (Monday 18 April). Devon Sommerford, 24, a roofer, of Edgehill Way, Portslade, crashed into a hedge after speeding through Horsham at up to 60mph in a 30mph zone. Sommerford also drove...
Posted On 18 Apr 2017 at 1:06 pm

General election called for Thursday 8 June

The Prime Minister has called a general election for Thursday 8 June. Theresa May made the announcement this morning (Tuesday 18 April) as she seeks her own mandate from voters. The approval of two thirds of MPs is required for the early election to go ahead. Three seats will be...
Posted On 18 Apr 2017 at 11:19 am

Almost 9 in 10 Brighton and Hove children to go to first choice primary school in September

Almost nine in ten children in Brighton and Hove will go to their parents’ first choice of primary school in September. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “This year’s figure of 89.98 per cent first preferences (2,382 pupils) is up by more than two percentage points from last...
Posted On 18 Apr 2017 at 10:42 am

Oh what a beautiful morning – Brighton and Hove Albion fans wake up to sore heads and sunshine 

Albion fans and players alike are no doubt reaching for the nurofen this morning. After the Seagills sensational promotion to the Premier League was confirmed late yesterday afternoon. Videos and pictures of the players interacting with the fans on the train back to Brighton from...
Posted On 18 Apr 2017 at 9:38 am

10 things that mean supporting Brighton & Hove Albion will never be the same again – as The Seagulls end 97 years of Football League membership

1) Every Saturday from next August until May, the Albion will feature on Match Of The Day #motd.  An Albion top flight league match hasn’t featured on the show since the home game against Manchester City on May 7th 1983.  2) During Albion’s last top-flight...
Posted On 18 Apr 2017 at 8:13 am

Game over for fraud suspect who fled Brighton shop?

Could it be game over for a fraud suspect who fled a shop in Brighton? Sussex Police issued an appeal to trace the man pictured yesterday (Monday 17 April). The force said: “Can you help identify a man police would like to speak to about an attempted fraud at a store in Brighton?...
Posted On 18 Apr 2017 at 1:16 am
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