Police arrest 44 drink or drug driving suspects in Brighton and Hove during annual Christmas crackdown

Sussex Police arrested 44 people on suspicion of drink or drug driving in Brighton and Hove during the annual Christmas and new year crackdown. Across the entire county, the force said that 195 drivers were arrested, slightly down on the figure of 208 for the same period last...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018 at 11:39 pm

Brighton firefighters and supporters collect £13k for charity

Brighton firefighters and their supporters collected more than £13,000 for charity over two days. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “Crews, community volunteers and other support from across the service carried out a charity collection in and around Preston Circus...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018 at 7:52 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion under-23 striker goes out on loan

Brighton and Hove Albion under-23 striker Jordan Maguire-Drew has gone out on loan again. Maguire-Drew has signed for League Two side Coventry City until the end of the season – after concluding a loan spell with Lincoln City. Albion said: “The 20-year-old, who made...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018 at 6:52 pm

Register of 180 brownfield sites highlights potential for 8,000 new homes across Brighton and Hove

A register of 180 brownfield sites with the potential for more than 8,000 homes has been published by Brighton and Hove City Council. The public register has been compiled to meet a new legal requirement as part of the government’s efforts to identify sites for...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018 at 5:48 pm

Hove MP asks House of Commons committee to investigate collapse of Palmer and Harvey

Hove MP Peter Kyle has asked a House of Commons select committee to investigate the collapse of the snacks and tobacco wholesaler Palmer and Harvey (P&H). About 3,000 jobs have been lost as a result of P&H going into administration – more than 400 of them at the...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018 at 12:05 pm

Protests held in Brighton and Hove as train fares rise

Protests were held at Brighton, Hove and Portslade railway stations as fares rose by more than 3 per cent yesterday (Tuesday 2 January). Members of the Labour Party and the RMT union were among those taking part in the protests. Prices went up 3.6 per cent for regulated fares,...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018 at 7:20 am

Tributes paid after death of former Brighton councillor

Tributes have been paid after the death of former Brighton councillor Brian Pidgeon. Mr Pidgeon, 82, represented Patcham Ward on Brighton and Hove City Council for 13 years and served as chairman of the Brighton Pavilion Conservatives. Councillor Mary Mears, the Conservative...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018 at 1:31 am

Neil Swarbrick to be video referee at Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace FA Cup 3rd round tie

Experienced referee Neil Swarbrick, who was in charge of Albion’s match away at Manchester United earlier in the season, will make history as the first ever video referee in an English FA Cup match. Swarbrick will sit in a studio near Heathrow in front of around 70 screens...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018 at 12:12 am