Opinion – Children in Brighton and Hove ‘silently bear the brunt of government cuts’

A damning report released this week by Action for Children has revealed that a staggering 140,000 children referred to social services in England because of concerns for their welfare are not receiving help. Of the many effects of government cuts the news that thousands of...
Posted On 19 Aug 2017 at 3:21 pm

Father’s golf day challenge raises £3,000 for Brighton’s Trevor Mann Baby Unit

Volunteers took part in a marathon golfing day to provide a boost for Brighton’s cutting-edge neonatal intensive care unit. The father of a child saved by the unit organised the challenge – to play three local golf courses in one day. The event raised £3,000 for the life-changing...
Posted On 19 Aug 2017 at 1:56 pm

Former Bishop of Arundel and Brighton seriously ill in hospital

The former Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, is seriously ill in hospital. The 84-year-old cardinal served the local Roman Catholic diocese as bishop from 1977, when he was appointed by Pope Paul VI, until 2000 when he was appointed Archbishop of...
Posted On 19 Aug 2017 at 10:45 am

Fiery Foods Festival to spice up Brighton and Hove food scene

A tried and tested food festival returns to Brighton next month after the disappointment endured by some at the cheese festival last weekend. The Fiery Foods Festival is back for an 11th time with its celebration of chilli and spicy food. The organisers said that Brighton and...
Posted On 19 Aug 2017 at 2:25 am

Safety chiefs issue warning after kitchen fire call-out

Safety chiefs have issued a warning after firefighters were called out to a number of kitchen fires and alarms including two incidents in Brighton and Hove. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that crews were sent from Hove and Preston Circus to Victoria Grove, Hove, behind...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017 at 9:18 pm

Cyclist charged with sexually assaulting women across Brighton and Hove

A 20-year-old man from Hove has been charged with being the cyclist who carried out a series of sexual assaults on women across Brighton and Hove. He is due to appear before magistrates in Brighton next month. Sussex Police said today (Friday 18 August): “Detectives investigating...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017 at 9:01 pm

Brighton biotech firm asks investors for £10m to battle hospital superbugs

A Brighton biotech firm is asking stock market investors for at least £10 million to support its battle to beat hospital superbugs. Destiny Pharma hopes to raise the money by selling its shares on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) which is sometimes referred to as the...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017 at 8:39 pm

Brighton business leaders invited to swim with the sharks

Some have compared the corporate world to shark-infested waters – and now business leaders can check out the comparison for themselves. Members of Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce are heading to the Sea Life Centre for a behind the scenes visit. Max Leviston, general manager...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017 at 4:52 pm

Two A-grade Syrian refugees to become doctors after amazing exam results at Brighton College

Two Syrian refugees who arrived in Britain just two years ago have passed four A levels with top grades and are to train as doctors in London. They were awarded scholarships by Brighton College and have repaid the faith placed in them with amazing exam results. The school praised...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017 at 1:54 am

Brighton and Hove A-level students outperform national average for top grades

A-level students in Brighton and Hove outperformed the national average for the top grades with 58.8 per cent achieving A* to B. The provisional results for 2,068 state school students compare with a national average of 52.9 per cent of pupils passing with A* to B grades. The...
Posted On 17 Aug 2017 at 11:03 pm