Sport England boss praises Brighton Table Tennis Club’s ‘ground-breaking’ work with refugees

Brighton Table Tennis Club has won praise for its “ground-breaking” work helping refugees integrate into the local community. The praise came from Mike Diaper, the executive director of Sport England, on a visit to the club’s Kemp Town home. He said: “I came away inspired. It was...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017 at 10:34 pm

Hope springs eternal for Brighton & Hove Albion ladies

Brighton & Hove Albion ladies have sensationally appointed former England and Great Britain manager Hope Powell as head coach. Chief executive Paul Barber said: “Hope is someone with an outstanding record in coaching, playing and management within football – she...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017 at 9:11 pm

Strategic housing chief checks progress on new homes in Hove

Housing association bosses gave an on-site update on progress building 65 new homes in Hove to the local Strategic Housing Partnership. A basement car park and enabling work on the scheme, in Newtown Road, Hove, was completed in May. Now work is under way on the concrete frame...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017 at 7:51 pm

‘Royal Alex’ visits Royal Alex – and becomes patron of Rockinghorse

Princess Alexandra visited the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton this afternoon (Wednesday 19 July). The royal visit by the Queen’s cousin marked the 10th anniversary of the hospital’s move from Dyke Road to Eastern Road, Brighton. The 80-year-old princess also...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017 at 7:27 pm

Growing success of organ transplants fuels plea for more donors.

The number of people having organ transplants is growing in Brighton and Hove, with 16 patients undergoing life-saving surgery last year, up from 11 patients five years ago. And the number of people adding their names to the organ donor register has risen 24 per cent in five...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017 at 1:50 pm

Man jailed for Peacehaven armed robbery

A man has been jailed for an armed robbery in Peaceheaven after the stole three bottles of booze worth just £40 from a supermarket at gunpoint. Staff were terrified when John Guerin pulled out what looked like a handgun and threatened them in the Sainsbury’s shop in South Coast...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017 at 11:10 am

Dramatic lightning storm prompts scores of 999 calls across Brighton and Hove

A huge storm which swept across the south coast in the early hours of this morning sparked 60 calls to the fire service last night. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service tweeted details of some of the calls they received through the night. At 12.45am it was called to a property...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017 at 9:32 am