Albion to take on Crawley and possibly Atletico Madrid

Newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion’s pre-season programme could be as diverse as a trip to the Checkatrade Stadium to take on newly appointed Harry Kewell’s Crawley to a home fixture against Spanish giants Atletico Madrid. So far the Crawley match on Saturday 22...
Posted On 23 May 2017 at 11:09 pm

Stay alert but don’t be alarmed after Manchester bomb, says senior Sussex Police officer

A Sussex police chief urged the public to be alert but not alarmed today (Tuesday 23 May) in response to the suicide bombing in Manchester last night. Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry said: “Many of us awoke this morning to the news of what is being treated as a terrorist...
Posted On 23 May 2017 at 8:59 pm

Two Brighton and Hove beaches awarded blue flags

Two Brighton and Hove beaches have been awarded blue flags, according to Keep Britain Tidy, which announced its list of Britain’s best beaches today (Tuesday 23 May). The blue flag awards went to Brighton Central and Hove Lawns – but Brighton Kemp Town missed out again. Keep...
Posted On 23 May 2017 at 8:47 pm

Brighton and Hove film director, 16, to donate tonight’s proceeds to help victims of Manchester bombing

A 16-year-old film director from Hove is to donate the proceeds of a screening of his debut production in Brighton tonight to the victims of the Manchester bombing. Elliott Hasler is hoping for another full house at the Nightingale Room, above the Grand Central pub, opposite...
Posted On 23 May 2017 at 7:01 pm

Brighton and Hove’s political leaders speak with one voice about Manchester bombing

The three party leaders in Brighton and Hove have issued a joint statement after the bombing in Manchester last night (Monday 22 May). Their statement was released this afternoon by Brighton and Hove City Council. It said: “We are shocked and appalled by the terrorist attack in...
Posted On 23 May 2017 at 2:59 pm

Train guards’ strike suspended after Manchester bombing

Train guards have suspended a planned strike in response to the suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena last night (Monday 22 May). The RMT union said today that it was calling off strikes on Southern, Merseyrail and Northern which were scheduled for next Tuesday (30 May). RMT...
Posted On 23 May 2017 at 2:51 pm

Low-speed train crash in depot may affect some journeys, Southern says

A low-speed train crash in a depot this morning (Tuesday 23 May) may mean fewer services or shorter trains, Southern said. The train company said: “Earlier this morning two of our trains were damaged following a low-speed collision within the depot near London Victoria. “As well...
Posted On 23 May 2017 at 2:44 pm

Dozens attend Brighton funeral of homeless 18-year-old Callum King

A homeless teenager from Brighton was cremated yesterday (Monday 22 May) in a funeral at the town’s Downs Crematorium. Callum King, 18, died after falling from Eastbourne Pier at about noon on Friday 5 May. He was pulled from the water by paramedics but died at the scene. He had...
Posted On 23 May 2017 at 11:19 am

We stand in solidarity and grief with Manchester after suicide bombing, says Brighton and Hove council leader

Brighton and Hove will stand with the city of Manchester in solidarity and grief after a suicide bomb killed 22 last night, the leader of Brighton and Hove City Council said. Councillor Warren Morgan also tweeted: “The worst news from Manchester. Thoughts with those injured and...
Posted On 23 May 2017 at 9:39 am