Police chief promises 200 extra officers and scraps 500 planned job cuts

Sussex Police is to recruit 200 officers and scrap plans to axe 500 jobs, the force said today (Monday 16 April). The policy change comes after the Sussex police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne won permission to impose an above-inflation 7.8 per cent rise on council tax bills....
Posted On 16 Apr 2018 at 11:55 pm

Brighton based four-piece SpringHill set to officially launch this week

SpringHill formed in late 2017 and are a Brighton based four piece indie pop band along the lines of The Wombats and Catfish and The Bottlemen. They have been working on their official launch since early 2017 and have been ploughing ahead towards their launch show in Brighton at...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018 at 7:30 pm

Hove MP spells out Syrian dilemma

The last fortnight has been really tough. I’ve been watching and reading the news from Syria like most people but as Parliament has been in recess I’ve missed the chance to track down experts, consult colleagues and hunt down ministers to get answers to the many questions...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018 at 7:26 pm

Four Hove beach hut burglary suspects captured on security cameras

Four people suspected of breaking into dozens of beach huts on Hove seafront were captured on CCTV (closed-circuit television camera) footage. Sussex Police issued an appeal for help in tracing the four people today (Monday 16 April). The force said: “Police would like to...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018 at 6:42 pm

It would be Bad Manners not to report on this gig

BAD MANNERS + THE FISH BROTHERS – CON CLUB, LEWES 15.4.18 Bad Manners in Lewes! The fantastically entertaining Buster Bloodvessel and his band returned to the Con Club in Lewes for the second time tonight, and once again put on a brilliant show. The band originally formed...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018 at 5:52 pm

Brighton Naked Bike Ride to celebrate women’s suffrage

This year’s naked bike ride on Sunday, 10 June will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first women to get the vote in the UK. The ride usually protests oil dependence and calls for more bike-friendly streets, but this year it will also highlight cycling’s role in...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018 at 1:55 pm

Thousands run Brighton Marathon and thousands more cheer them on

About 12,000 people ran the Brighton Marathon yesterday (Sunday 15 April) while thousands more cheered them on along the route. Over the weekend almost 18,000 runners took part in the marathon or the associated 10k and children’s mini mile. And the organisers estimated more than...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018 at 4:36 am

Opinion – Brighton and Hove Conservatives offer another lesson on education

Without giving it much thought, a consistent thread runs through my life – education. Starting with school, of course, college in London was followed by a PhD at Brighton Polytechnic. After the Royal Navy, as an officer instructing “stuff”, I spent 28 years teaching the...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018 at 2:33 am