Hove MP aims to lower voting age after his name is drawn in ballot for private members’ bills

Peter Kyle, the Labour MP for Hove, hopes to lower the voting age to 16 after his name was drawn in the ballot for private members’ bills. Mr Kyle came 18th out of 20 in the ballot. MPs drawn first have a much better chance of changing the law. But last year John Glen, the...
Posted On 30 Jun 2017 at 11:38 pm

Hove businesses hold garden party for local children’s charity

Hove Business Association is to hold a garden party to raise money for a local children’s charity, the Starr Trust. The business networking group has teamed up with Hove Museum and Art Gallery to put on the garden party which it is calling Hooray for Hove and Portslade. The new...
Posted On 30 Jun 2017 at 11:17 pm

Five people become Church of England priests in Brighton and Hove

Five people have become Church of England priests in Brighton and Hove after being ordained in two services conducted by the Bishop of Chichester and the Bishop of Lewes. The Bishop of Chichester Martin Warner ordained two men at St Bartholomew’s Church in Brighton – Andy Birks,...
Posted On 30 Jun 2017 at 8:12 pm

Brighton coach crash driver questioned as girl, 6, is treated in hospital

Police have questioned the driver of a coach which hit a mother and daughter in Brighton yesterday morning (Thursday 29 June). The daughter, a six-year-old girl who goes to St Bartholomew’s Church of England Primary School, in Brighton, suffered serious injuries to one of her...
Posted On 30 Jun 2017 at 6:04 pm

Brighton hospital bosses unfairly sacked black consultant

Brighton hospital bosses unfairly sacked a black consultant having made it impossible for him to return to work, an employment appeal tribunal judge said yesterday (Thursday 29 June). Brain surgeon James Akinwunmi had previously told an employment tribunal that NHS emergency...
Posted On 30 Jun 2017 at 4:22 pm

The butterflies of Brighton and Hove – exclusive report Part 7: Woodingdean, Ovingdean & Rottingdean

This is part 7 of an exclusive report specially commissioned by Brighton & Hove News on the butterflies of our city and so you may wish to save all of the parts for future reference! Brighton and Hove Butterfly Sites – Woodingdean: Castle Hill NNR: Overall number of...

Sob story fraudster banned from asking people for money in Brighton and Hove

A “sob story” fraudster woman has been banned from going up to passers-by in Brighton and Hove and asking them for money. Andrea Thorne repeatedly told people that her car had broken down and pretended to need bus or train fare to get home. Thorne, 31, of Percival...
Posted On 29 Jun 2017 at 6:08 pm

Brighton based Sugar-Free Records stages Big Scary Monsters evening

Kamikaze Girls, Nervus, Larkhill, Haters Hope & Ruin, Brighton 27.6.17. This evenings event was really value for money as the Brighton based Sugar-Free Records put on four decent bands on at the Hope & Ruin in Queens Road, Brighton for just £5 in advance or £6 on the...
Posted On 29 Jun 2017 at 5:42 pm

‘Dangerous driver killed my unborn baby’ – Portslade crash victim’s harrowing story

A pregnant woman lost her unborn baby when two cars crashed and one of them smashed into her as she walked home from breakfast with her sister. Sofia Xavier, 22, a music publisher, of Old Shoreham Road, Portslade, was knocked over the wall outside a block of flats on the corner...
Posted On 29 Jun 2017 at 1:29 pm

Firefighters tackle house fire in Rottingdean

Firefighters are currently on the scene of a house fire in Rottingdean. The blaze has broken out in the fascia of the building. None of the houses in Newlands Road are high rises. The road is blocked while crews of four fire engines and the aerial ladder platform tackle the...
Posted On 29 Jun 2017 at 11:54 am