Terror raid carried out in Brighton

A property in Brighton was searched today in relation to yesterday’s terror attack in Westminster, the Metropolitan Police have said. Detectives investigating the terrorist attack in which Khalid Masood killed three people searched the address earlier today as part of a...
Posted On 23 Mar 2017 at 6:35 pm

Shana’s family say her death could have been prevented

The family of murdered teenager Shana Grice say that they believe her murder could have been prevented if police had taken her worries more seriously. Michael Lane, 27, of Thornhill Rise, Portslade, was this afternoon convicted of the 19-year-old’s murder, which happened...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017 at 4:08 pm

Futuristic pod set to land in Brighton Square

Brighton Square is set to get a futuristic makeover with plans for a wood and fabric pod for diners to eat al fresco in all weathers – with the much loved dolphin fountain set to remain as its centrepiece. The square’s owners, Centurion Group, have already got the...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017 at 12:45 pm

Hove MP joins calls for more regulation of Airbnb and party houses

A bill proposing that short term and holiday lets must be registered with a local authority in a bid to crack down on commercial operators taking advantage of the sharing economy has been sponsored by Hove MP Peter Kyle. The ten minute rule bill was introduced in the House of...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017 at 12:08 pm

Brighton and Hove secondary heads warn joy of learning could be lost as cuts hit

Brighton and Hove’s secondary heads have added their voices to a growing chorus of teachers and parents concerned at the implications of looming education funding cuts, saying the joy of learning could be lost as schools struggle to balance their budgets. The government...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017 at 6:29 am

RMT moves strike to Grand National Day after Southern’s offer of talks

The RMT rail union announced today that it is moving its latest day of strike action to 8 April – the day of the Grand National – after Southern bosses offered talks on 4 April, the original date. Southern’s parent company GTR offered talks on that day last...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 4:30 pm

Grand plans for Palace Pier revealed as it opens Brighton’s largest soft play

The new owners of the Palace Pier have revealed plans to revamp its bars and fish and chip restaurant as part of a long term overhaul of the attraction, which continues this month with the opening of Brighton’s biggest soft play. The pier was bought about a year ago by...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 3:42 pm

Seafront path to remain closed for days because of ‘very unstable’ ground

The temporary pedestrian and cycle path by the Shelter Hall on the seafront will now be closed for a few days while work to stablise the “very unstable” ground there takes place. The Shelter Hall at the bottom of West Street is undergoing restoration as part of a...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 3:02 pm

Brighton university staff to strike

Staff at Brighton University will walk out from 1pm next Friday (31 March) in a dispute over plans to limit promotions, downgrade teaching staff and make others redundant. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at the university will also begin working to contract from...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 2:43 pm

Pregnant sheep flock on to Falmer Road in Woodingdean

A hiker who left a gate open inadvertently opened the way for a flock of almost 100 pregnant sheep to run on to a main road in Woodingdean. The sheep were fleeing a dog which had been let off its lead by its owner, who was unaware that the sheep were in the road. One of the ewes...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 9:56 am
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