Police chase in Hove ends with crash by Portslade Station

A police chase in Hove ended with a car crashing into four other cars parked near Portslade Station. Police officers arrested a man from Hove on suspicion of having cocaine on him and on suspicion of committing a number of driving offences. The suspect has been charged and is due...
Posted On 11 Oct 2017 at 9:39 pm

ALL city’s secondary heads plead with council not to ‘waste money’ on new school

All of the secondary school heads in Brighton and Hove have signed an open letter to education bosses not to “waste money” on opening a new school. The University of Brighton is planning on opening a new free school, originally set to open in September 2018, to...
Posted On 11 Oct 2017 at 5:34 pm

Brighton church to be pulled down to make way for 24 homes

A Brighton church is to be demolished to make way for 24 homes, after planning permission was granted this afternoon (Wednesday 11 October). The Montpelier Place Baptist Tabernacle, which was built in the 1960s, closed five years ago, has fallen into disrepair and been vandalised...
Posted On 11 Oct 2017 at 3:29 pm

Early figures suggest first rise in recycling rates since 2011

Recycling figures for April to June this year suggest that a raft of waste initiatives could mean that the city’s recycling rates will rise for the first time since 2011. Last night, it was announced that the April to June figures for 2017/18 were 29% – up from 26.7%...
Posted On 11 Oct 2017 at 2:54 pm

Missing teenage girl from Brighton found safe

A missing teenage girl from Brighton has been found safe, Sussex Police said. The force said: “Veronika Jenisova, reported missing from Brighton on (Saturday) 30 September, has been found safe. “The 14-year-old was located in the city on Tuesday 10 October.” Three days after she...
Posted On 11 Oct 2017 at 2:25 pm

Hove MP grills Uber over 40,000 jobs fear ‘hypocrisy’

Hove MP Peter Kyle has accused Uber of hypocrisy for accusing TfL of putting 40,000 drivers out of work while also denying it employs anyone at all – and working towards replacing human drivers with self-driving cars. The exchange came during a parliamentary committee...
Posted On 11 Oct 2017 at 2:23 pm

Brighton school to host new opera by Stephen Fry

A Brighton school is to host a new opera by Stephen Fry based on a short story by the novelist EM Forster. The Life to Come is being staged by Surrey Opera at Roedean School just a month after its world premiere. The score is by Louis Mander with a libretto by Fry who described...
Posted On 11 Oct 2017 at 1:42 pm

Universities to put marshals on the streets at night

Brighton’s universities have teamed up to launch a street marshal scheme in areas popular with students at night. The Street Wise scheme will see pairs of marshalls walking around the streets in London Road, The Level and Lewes Road on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays...
Posted On 11 Oct 2017 at 1:17 pm