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 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

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

First A-level students at University Technical College celebrate passes

The first A-level students at a new college were celebrating their results today (Thursday 17 August). UTC@harbourside opened just two years ago in Newhaven, with students from 14 to 19 years old coming from a wide catchment area that includes Brighton and Hove. The University...
Posted On 17 Aug 2017 at 9:45 pm

PACA reports improved A-level performance

The Portslade Aldridge Community Academy has reported an improvement in A-level performance, with a higher proportion of pupils achieving better grades. PACA said: “The percentage of students achieving at least A* to A grade or equivalent has increased from 60 per cent to 73 per...
Posted On 17 Aug 2017 at 6:11 pm

Brighton police to star in ITV documentary tonight

Officers and staff based at Brighton Police Station are due to star in an ITV documentary this evening (Thursday 17 August). The programme – The Brighton Police – is a two-part documentary, two hours long in total, looking at the variety of work handled by those working for...
Posted On 17 Aug 2017 at 1:55 pm

BHASVIC students celebrate A-level success

Students at BHASVIC are celebrating A-level success with 13.3 per cent achieving at least one A*. The sixth form college has achieved a 64 per cent A* to B rate this year – up 1 percentage point. The rate of A* to Bs has remained steady despite changes to A levels, with students’...
Posted On 17 Aug 2017 at 1:00 pm

Making Brexit work for Brighton and Hove

As a city with an international outlook, it’s easy to understand the reservations many people have about Brexit. But it’s happening and the most important thing now is to make it work. One of the things happening behind the scenes is that councillors and officials are looking at...
Posted On 17 Aug 2017 at 6:03 am

Unions criticise Brighton and Hove council over zero hours contracts

Unions have criticised Brighton and Hove City Council after it emerged that more than one in ten employees was on a zero hours contract last year. More than 600 people were employed on zero hours contracts out of a total workforce of almost 4,300, according to the council’s Human...
Posted On 16 Aug 2017 at 7:21 pm