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

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

RMT guards union and Southern to continue talks next week

The RMT union and Southern are to resume talks next week as they try to resolve a year-long dispute over the role of train guards. The two sides issued a joint statement this afternoon (Tuesday 25 April) after two days of talks – and the day before an “anniversary” demo outside...
Posted On 25 Apr 2017 at 7:35 pm

Brighton and Hove council’s agency and bank staff bill tops £9m

The bill for agency and bank staff topped £9 million in a year at Brighton and Hove City Council, according to figures it released in answer to a “freedom of information” request. The council spent £7.6 million on agency staff, with the highest amount going on qualified social...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017 at 5:19 pm

Arsonist starts series of overnight fires in Brighton

An arsonist is suspected to have started a series of fires on one night in Brighton, prompting fire chiefs to ask the public for help. A café, a Transit van and a motorbike were all set alight within two hours, with the first blaze reported shortly before 1am on Friday (21...
Posted On 23 Apr 2017 at 5:30 pm

Brighton Kemptown Conservatives formally readopt Simon Kirby as their general election candidate

Brighton Kemptown Conservatives have formally readopted Simon Kirby as their candidate in the general election in just under seven weeks’ time. Mr Kirby, a Treasury minister in Theresa May’s government, won the seat from Labour in 2010 and held it in 2015 with more votes but a...
Posted On 22 Apr 2017 at 12:48 pm

Albion promotion is not life or death – it’s much more important than that!

There can only be one story on people’s minds this week and, no, it isn’t the general election. Even those not normally followers of local sport will have been caught up in the Easter weekend excitement as the Albion secured promotion to the Premier League. Fans like me were of...
Posted On 21 Apr 2017 at 7:31 am

End of an era as Brighton and Hove Gymnastic Club closes

The owners of a gymnastic club have spoken about their sorrow at the closure of their premises in Hove. The Brighton and Hove Gymnastic Club, which met at the old St Agnes Church, in Newtown Road, shut its doors at the end of last week after 35 years even though hundreds of...
Posted On 20 Apr 2017 at 1:53 pm

Rail union to stage demo outside Parliament to mark anniversary of dispute with Southern

The RMT rail union is to stage a demo outside Parliament to mark the anniversary of its dispute with Southern. Southern train guards – or conductors – have become on-board supervisors, with Southern imposing new contracts during the long-running dispute. The move came as part of...
Posted On 19 Apr 2017 at 8:24 pm

New doctors’ surgery opens in Hove after two practices merge

A new doctors’ surgery opened in the centre of Hove yesterday (Tuesday 18 April) with the merger of two local practices. The Trinity Medical Centre threw open its doors in the converted Holy Trinity Church, in Blatchington Road, Hove. Patients will come and go through the...
Posted On 19 Apr 2017 at 1:02 am