Brighton and Hove schools demand £48m in extra funding

Brighton headteachers have lent their voices to a campaign for equal money for schools, claiming the city’s schools are being given £48,133,230 less than they would if they were funded in the same way as Westminster schools. The Worth Less campaign says a chronic lack of...
Posted On 30 Jan 2018 at 6:23 pm

Fee rise inadequate say Brighton and Hove care home owners

The rise in fees paid to care homes by the council has been criticised as inadequate by the trade body for Brighton and Hove. Despite serving an expensive part of the country, in the coming year Brighton and Hove City Council will be paying an average rate that is more than 6 per...
Posted On 30 Jan 2018 at 6:04 pm

Another drugs haul seized from car by city police

Another haul of drugs has been seized by Brighton and Hove police from a car this week after a suspected dealer was stopped by patrolling police officers. Last Monday, £20,000 of heroin and crack cocaine was found in a car in Pool Valley after the force followed up reports of...
Posted On 30 Jan 2018 at 3:57 pm

Soft Cell’s Marc Almond to join Jools Holland at Brighton concert

Jools Holland and his acclaimed Rhythm & Blues Orchestra has announced a new 35-date UK and Ireland tour for the end of 2018, with special guests Marc Almond and Ruby Turner* – tickets go on general sale at 10am Friday 2nd February. Tickets for the UK concerts can be...
Posted On 30 Jan 2018 at 12:42 pm
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£500 reward for wanted Brighton teen

Police are offering a £500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of teenager Connor Mackay who is wanted for failing to appear at court charged with theft of a vehicle. The 17-year-old from Brighton did not turn up at Brighton Magistrates Court on 10...
Posted On 30 Jan 2018 at 12:30 pm

Southern trails in customer satisfaction survey again – but Thameslink on the up

Passenger satisfaction with train company Southern has risen from 65 per cent to 72 per cent but it remains the poorest performer in the twice-yearly Transport Focus survey. Southern’s satisfaction rating compares with a national average of 81 per cent, according to the...
Posted On 30 Jan 2018 at 11:22 am

Hello … Lionel Richie to play at the cricket ground in Hove

American singer and songwriter Lionel Richie is to play at the County Ground in Hove on Saturday 23 June. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 2 February for the concert which will be part of the former Commodore’s UK tour. Richie, known for songs such as Hello, Dancing on...
Posted On 30 Jan 2018 at 8:54 am