Inspectors praise improvements at Brighton primary school

A Brighton primary school is “good”, according to an official report, after previously being rated as “requires improvement”. Ofsted praised Coombe Road Primary School, in Milner Road, Brighton, and said: “This is a good school. Leaders and governors have arrested and reversed a...
Posted On 08 Sep 2017 at 9:10 pm

Investigation under way into fire in third floor flat in Hove

An investigation is under way after a fire damaged a third floor flat in Hove in the early hours of this morning (Friday 8 September). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 1.25am four appliances were mobilised to the terraced property in Cromwell Road, along with the...
Posted On 08 Sep 2017 at 7:39 pm

Missing woman found safe and well in Brighton

A missing woman has been found safe and well in Brighton, Sussex Police said today (Friday 8 September). Anneka Bradley disappeared at some point during the past six weeks, the force said yesterday, as an appeal was published for help in tracing her. Within 24 hours of the appeal...
Posted On 08 Sep 2017 at 6:16 pm

Brighton and Hove school catchment area changes put forward to cope with bulge in numbers

Temporary changes are being proposed to school catchment areas in Brighton and Hove to cope with the bulge in pupil numbers. The catchment area for Dorothy Stringer and Varndean School will shrink further. Some students will instead find themselves in the catchment areas for...
Posted On 08 Sep 2017 at 5:34 pm

Brighton and Hove council faces huge financial challenges – but we’re ready

“Bluntly, no one in government can say how councils will be funded after 2020 when they were all supposed to become self-financing.” This is the stark conclusion of one newspaper report this week as it has become clear that plans by the government to hand back local business rate...
Posted On 08 Sep 2017 at 10:29 am