Almost 200 people turn out for Mayor’s Charities Walk

Almost 200 people turned out for the inaugural Mayor’s Charities Walk from Saltdean to Portslade today (Sunday 30 April). They enjoyed bright and dry weather for most of the day as they raised money for a variety of good causes walking the boundary of Brighton and Hove. Mayor...
Posted On 30 Apr 2017 at 11:38 pm

Brighton TV presenter chosen to run for Parliament for Labour

Brighton TV presenter Sophie Cook has been chosen to run for a seat in Parliament by Labour at the general election on Thursday 8 June. Britain’s first transgender newsreader has been picked to fight the East Worthing and Shoreham seat where she will take on the sitting...
Posted On 30 Apr 2017 at 8:58 pm

Brighton governors rule out seeking academy status for college

The governors of a Brighton sixth form college have ruled out seeking academy status after a review of education for 16 to 19-year-olds in the area. In a statement they said: “The governing body of BHASVIC (Brighton, Hove and Sussex VI Form College) have informed the Department...
Posted On 30 Apr 2017 at 8:29 pm

Labour activists prompt last-minute change of heart in Kemptown as party picks Brighton and Hove councillor as candidate

Labour activists prompted a last-minute change of heart in Brighton Kemptown, persuading a selection panel to pick a local councillor as the party’s general election candidate. Lloyd Russell-Moyle, 30, will contest the seat on Thursday 8 June after a heated internal debate....
Posted On 30 Apr 2017 at 3:26 pm

Labour to spring surprise candidate on Brighton Kemptown

The Labour Party is preparing to spring a surprise candidate on Brighton Kemptown today (Sunday 30 April). A selection panel meeting is expected to pick charity chief executive Michelle Thew, who became chief executive of Cruelty Free International, formerly the British Union for...
Posted On 30 Apr 2017 at 10:20 am

Brighton doctors’ surgery given good rating by CQC

A Brighton doctors’ surgery has been given a good rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The official watchdog carried out an inspection of the Montpelier Surgery, in Victoria Road, Brighton, less than a year after highlighting safety concerns. The surgery was found to have...
Posted On 29 Apr 2017 at 9:59 pm

Hove Conservatives select candidate to take on Peter Kyle

Hove Conservatives have selected local activist Kristy Adams as their candidate in the general election on Thursday 8 June.   She will try to win the seat back from Labour MP Peter Kyle who took it against the national swing two years ago with a majority of 1,236....
Posted On 28 Apr 2017 at 9:52 pm

College reaches out to former students

Brighton, Hove and Sussex VI Form College (BHASVIC) is reaching out to former students to try to inspire the current generation to academic success and career confidence. The college, in Dyke Road, Hove, has teamed up with the education charity Future First to harness the talents...
Posted On 28 Apr 2017 at 2:10 am

Remember local government as the election approaches

Councils are on the front line of delivery on social care, housing, the environment, economic growth, community cohesion and doorstep issues that matter most to voters. What local government does impacts on all of us, every day. Local government should not be forgotten in the...
Posted On 28 Apr 2017 at 1:49 am

Hospital staff donate hundreds of crutches to African patients

Staff at a hospital in Hove have donated hundreds of crutches to patients in Africa. The donation was organised by physiotherapists at the Spire Montefiore Hospital, in Hove, after hey collected more than 750 crutches over the past six months. They will help patients who have...
Posted On 27 Apr 2017 at 10:58 pm