Kirby calm and confident as he awaits Brighton Kemptown voters’ verdict

If Simon Kirby is feeling the pressure of defending one of the most marginal seats in the country, he isn’t letting it show. The Conservative Treasury Minister won Brighton Kemptown from Labour in 2010 with a majority of just 1,328. Two years he held off a determined challenge...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017 at 11:47 pm

Sidwell signs for another year at Brighton and Hove Albion

Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Steve Sidwell has signed a new one-year deal with the club. Sidwell joined Albion for a second spell in January 2016, initially signing on loan from Stoke City. He made the move permanent last summer and was an integral part of Albion’s...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017 at 9:12 pm

Brighton Labour supporters turn out in force to hear livestreamed Corbyn rally

Labour supporters gathered to hear party leader Jeremy Corbyn livestreamed from Birmingham and live speeches from the two Brighton parliamentary candidates at the Synergy Centre yesterday. The first speaker was Brighton Pavilion candidate Solomon Curtis, who said that people had...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017 at 4:36 pm

Odds shorten on an unlikely outsider to win Brighton seat – but don’t rush to the bookies just yet

The odds have shortened on an unlikely outsider capturing one of the most marginal seats in the country at the general election tomorrow (Thursday 8 June). But although the odds on Doktor Haze winning Brighton Kemptown have dropped from 500-1 to 150-1, serious punters are...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017 at 2:44 pm

Sidwell signs new one-year deal with Albion

Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Steve Sidwell has signed a new one-year deal with the club. Sidwell joined Albion for a second spell in January 2016, initially signing on loan from Stoke City. He made the move permanent last summer, and was an integral part of the...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017 at 2:29 pm

Varndean evacuated after toilet fire

Students, staff and visitors were evacuated from Varndean Schol this morning after a fire broke out in the toilets. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service despatched three appliances, including the Aerial Ladder Platform, to the school in Balfour Road at 10.34am. Headteacher William...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017 at 1:11 pm

Missing girl may be in Brighton

A missing girl may be in Brighton, Sussex Police said today (Wednesday 7 June) as they asked for help to find her. The force said: “Police are concerned for teenager Jenny Doyle who has gone missing. “The 16-year-old was last seen on Saturday (3 June) at 1.35pm in Ditchling where...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017 at 1:04 pm

Premier Inn developer to turn West Street nightclub into hotel within 18 months

West Street is set to become home to a new hotel by the end of next year now a former night club has been sold to developers. Silvercoin Investments Ltd has bought the former Hed Kandi nightclub site, now occupied by the Synergy Centre, for which planning permission was granted...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017 at 11:48 am

Bodger and Badger creator dies aged 67

Brighton puppeteer Andy Cunningham, who created the much-loved children’s show Bodger and Badger, died at the Royal Sussex County Hospital yesterday after a long illness, friends say. Mr Cunningham, who also played several uncredited roles in Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi,...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017 at 11:31 am

Olympic legend gives Brighton charity a £35k boost

Olympic ski jumper Eddie the Eagle helped Brighton children’s charity Rockinghorse raise more than £35,000 at a sporting lunch. Eddie Edwards, 53, was the guest speaker at the lunch – known as the Best of British – held at the Grand hotel last Friday (2 June). Rockinghorse sai...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017 at 5:13 am
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