Axing of Brighton and Hove youth work team angers Greens

A youth work team is being axed despite council reassurances, prompting anger from the Greens. Brighton and Hove City Council said on its internal website known as “the Wave”: “From 1 August our youth service is changing. “We will no longer have an in-house detached team working...
Posted On 11 Aug 2017 at 11:09 pm

Long delays and cancellations hit trains to and from Brighton

A group of men were involved in a chase along the main London to Brighton railway track this afternoon (Friday 11 August) causing significant disruption to services. The men were spotted at 12.50pm by a train driver and as a result the power was switched off on the tracks for 90...
Posted On 11 Aug 2017 at 10:20 pm

Police dog smells trouble for drug dealer caught with cocaine in Brighton

Police dogs Troy and Diesel have won plaudits for their crime-busting work, with a drug dealer now behind bars after a recent search. Diesel helped his handler PC Mark Tully to find cash and drugs when they searched a car which had been stopped near the corner of Lewes Road and...
Posted On 11 Aug 2017 at 9:25 pm

5 things you might not remember about Brighton & Hove Albion’s last season in the top flight

1) The relatively little-known Gordon Smith scored Albion’s last top-flight goal in the 2-1 defeat away at Norwich on Saturday 14 May 1983. A week later and for a few days Smith was arguably the most famous player in the world. 2) Super officious referee Clive Thomas took...
Posted On 11 Aug 2017 at 8:02 pm

5 things that have happened in Brighton and Hove since Saturday 7 May 1983

The last time Albion played at home in the top flight – on Saturday 7 May 1983 – was coincidentally against Manchester City. Much has happened since then. 1) The twin towns of Brighton and Hove became a city in 2000 with the Queen bestowing the status as part of the...
Posted On 11 Aug 2017 at 7:23 pm

Brighton developer pledges £25k towards Madeira Terraces crowdfunder

A Brighton developer has pledged £25,000 towards the crowdfunding campaign to kickstart the regeneration of the Madeira Terraces. U+I, which is building hundreds of homes on the site of the old fruit and veg market in Circus Street, Brighton, pledged the money yesterday (Thursday...
Posted On 11 Aug 2017 at 3:15 pm

Government minister visits Brighton charity to learn how homeless people are given a vote

A government minister has visited a Brighton charity to learn about the obstacles faced by homeless people when they vote or register to vote. Chris Skidmore, Minister for the Constitution, also learnt about the help that they were given to overcome those obstacles when he met...
Posted On 11 Aug 2017 at 2:47 pm

Fare-dodging pigeon pays way by cleaning train carpets between Brighton and Hove

A fare-dodging pigeon has been hopping on to trains shuttling between Brighton and Hove railway stations. But the bird is helping those who have the unenviable task of trying to keep the trains clean by eating food dropped on the floor by passengers. The pigeon has proved far...
Posted On 11 Aug 2017 at 2:20 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion loan LuaLua to QPR

Brighton and Hove Albion winger Kazenga LuaLua has joined Queen’s Park Rangers on loan until January, the club said today (Friday 11 August). Albion said: “The 26-year-old will be available for Saturday’s fixture against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough as he returns to the...
Posted On 11 Aug 2017 at 12:44 pm

Visitor numbers rise as Brighton makes most of past, present and future

Last weekend was a great success for Brighton and Hove, with nearly 400,000 joining in one of the biggest parties in the UK. It’s shaping up to be a great summer for the city, with visitor numbers for the period April to July up around 10,000 on last year. The Royal Pavilion has...
Posted On 11 Aug 2017 at 5:59 am