Brighton and Hove enjoys the Great Get Together in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox

A number of events have been taking place across Brighton and Hove as part of the Great Get Together in memory of the murdered MP Jo Cox. One of her fellow Labour MPs, Peter Kyle, who has just been re-elected in Hove, went along to a couple of events – on Hove seafront and in the...
Posted On 17 Jun 2017 at 11:45 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion break transfer fee record to sign international goalkeeper

Brighton and Hove Albion have broken their transfer fee record to sign Australian international goalkeeper Mathew Ryan on a five-year deal from Spanish side Valencia. The Seagulls did not say how much they paid for 25-year-old Maty Ryan but Albion’s most expensive signing until...
Posted On 17 Jun 2017 at 8:50 pm

Firefighters tackle fifth floor blaze in office block by Brighton Station

Fire broke out in a seven-storey office block near Brighton Station this afternoon (Saturday 17 June). Six fire engines and an aerial ladder platform were sent to tackle the blaze on the fifth floor of Hanover House, in Queen’s Road, Brighton, just after 4pm. An hour later it was...
Posted On 17 Jun 2017 at 6:37 pm

Grenfell Tower fire prompts key questions for Brighton and Hove council

The Grenfell Tower fire has prompted councillors and tenants to ask vital questions about local blocks of flats as high-rise residents seek reassurances from Brighton and Hove City Council. The council owns more than 40 tower blocks of which about 20 have some sort of cladding....
Posted On 17 Jun 2017 at 5:44 pm

Brighton’s butterfly book launch author named in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Our congratulations go to Neil Andrew Christopher Hulme, conservation adviser to the Sussex branch of the charity Butterfly Conservation. He has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to wildlife conservation. Mr Hulme,...
Posted On 17 Jun 2017 at 12:01 pm

Brighton’s Saltdean Lido – one of the Seven Wonders of the English Seaside – reopens with a big splash!

Perfect English summer weather was the order of the day as, after a seven-year wait, the wonderful grade II* listed Saltdean Lido finally reopened with a big splash and a synchronised swimming display. The Lido has a fantastic new-look heated pool and children’s pool and...
Posted On 17 Jun 2017 at 11:48 am

Snowman author among Brighton and Hove names in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Snowman author and former Brighton University art lecturer Raymond Briggs is among the local names in the latest Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Mr Briggs, 83, whose book Ethel and Ernest – about his parents – was turned into a film last year, has been made a CBE (Commander of the...
Posted On 17 Jun 2017 at 5:06 am