Brighton and Hove primary school league tables

Brighton and Hove primary schools have performed well in the latest league tables. None of the city’s schools were in the top 500 nationwide – all of which scored 100 per cent in English, maths and science. But they show that 24 out of 44 schools in the city performed better than...
Posted On 01 Dec 2009 at 11:48 pm

Brighton and Hove commuters face another strike threat

Brighton and Hove’s commuters face further misery with the news that Southern Railway staff are to hold a strike ballot. The ballot, called by the RMT (the Rail, Maritime and Transport) union, closes on Monday 21 December. The ballot announcement comes as ASLEF union members...
Posted On 01 Dec 2009 at 9:04 pm

Car on fire outside Brighton Dome

Firefighters were called to a burning car outside the Brighton Dome this evening. The red Toyota Celica caught fire at about 6.30pm in Church Street. Firefighters were called to the scene and the flames were out within minutes.
Posted On 01 Dec 2009 at 7:56 pm

Bishop dies aged 94

The long-serving former Bishop of Chichester, the Right Rev Eric Kemp, has died, aged 94. Dr Kemp, whose diocese included Brighton and Hove, was a controversial figure for many, in part because of his opposition to women priests. He believed that the ordination of women would...
Posted On 01 Dec 2009 at 7:37 pm

Sussex University staff to hold strike ballot

Sussex University staff are to hold a strike ballot over proposed job cuts. About 150 members of the University and College Union attended a meeting at the Falmer campus on the edge of Brighton to discuss the job cuts. They voted unanimously to hold a ballot. The university...
Posted On 01 Dec 2009 at 2:55 pm

No let up for Brighton commuters

The pay dispute affecting thousands of Brighton and Hove commuters is unlikely to be resolved this week. First Capital Connect – the train company that operates Thameslink services – held a fourth round of pay talks with the rail union ASLEF on Wednesday (25 November). But ASLEF...
Posted On 01 Dec 2009 at 2:43 pm

Hove shopping streets to have extra police patrols

Sussex Police will step up patrols in Hove’s main shopping streets from the weekend to try to deter shoplifters and bag snatchers. They will also be ready to issue fines to cyclists using the pavements. Extra police officers and community support officers are expected to be...
Posted On 01 Dec 2009 at 12:59 pm

Brighton businesses in Beeb animation successes

A Brighton animator has played a leading role in making the latest series of the adventures of Doctor Who. Littleloud produced the cartoon series Dreamland, which will be premiered via the Doctor Who website and the BBC’s interactive Red Button. David Tennant voices the Doctor,...
Posted On 01 Dec 2009 at 9:05 am

Yacht trapped in fishing nets off Brighton beach

A yacht got into difficulties last night after its propeller became entangled on the nets of a commercial fishing vessel. The RNLI Brighton lifeboat was launched at 7.12pm to go and help the 34ft yacht, which was stuck about one mile south west of the Palace Pier. It then helped...
Posted On 01 Dec 2009 at 8:53 am