Brighton is Europe's favourite English destination, poll says

Travel website Tripadvisor has named Brighton as top English destination voted for by Europeans. A recent poll of the website’s users put the city in second place in the whole UK, beaten only by Edinburgh. But nowhere rated higher in England.  York was third, London fourth and...
Posted On 05 May 2010 at 9:22 am

Portslade soldier's inquest to be held this morning

Portslade soldier Jamie Janes’s inquest is due to be held at Brighton and Hove Coroners Court this morning. A row erupted after the 20-year-old Grenadier Guardsman died in Afghanistan when Gordon Brown sent a letter of condolence to his mother in which his surname was misspelt as...
Posted On 05 May 2010 at 8:56 am

City centre march planned as second strike at Sussex University begins

Staff from Sussex University are on strike today. This afternoon they will be joined by students from the Falmer campus and students from Brighton University in a march through the city centre to protest at education cuts. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at...
Posted On 05 May 2010 at 8:21 am

Brighton bloggers take election coverage to the streets

With the election just days away now, Brighton’s bloggers have been providing some of the most interesting coverage. There’s been a huge amount of attention focused on Brighton Pavilion – but when it comes to interviewing voters, most have concentrated on those...
Posted On 04 May 2010 at 11:38 pm

Brighton Festival Fringe circus lorry crashes into block of flats

A key Brighton Festival Fringe act has crashed on its way to Brighton. The Moscow State Circus suffered a setback when one of its lorry trailers careered into a block of flats this morning. The big yellow trailer contained the circus’s box office. The 35-strong cast were unhurt....
Posted On 04 May 2010 at 11:33 pm

Labour told to stop handing out controversial Albion leaflets

Labour’s Brighton Pavilion candidate ran into trouble with Brighton and Hove Albion when a leaflet suggesting the club supported her party was handed out to fans. Nancy Platts’ supporters gave out the leaflets proclaiming “Support Albion! Support Labour!”...
Posted On 04 May 2010 at 9:37 am

Brighton and Hove Children's Parade – in pictures

About 4,000 Brighton and Hove schoolchildren packed the streets of the town for the Children’s Parade yesterday to mark the start of the Brighton Festival. Some 80 schools were represented with a fantastic variety of tableaux, floats and costumes. The parade started at the...
Posted On 02 May 2010 at 11:59 pm

Peaceful Brighton cannabis rally ends with 2 drugs arrests

Two people were arrested for having drugs as about 200 people in Brighton took to the streets today to call for the legalisation of cannabis. After a rally in Victoria Gardens, the protesters made their way to Preston Park escorted by stewards and police. Sussex Police said that...
Posted On 02 May 2010 at 11:22 pm

Brighton and Hove to find it harder to fund people with learning disabilities

People who have learning difficulties will find it harder to claim a benefit helping them to lead an independent life under rule changes that came into effect yesterday. Brighton and Hove City Council currently funds almost 50 people who need round-the-clock care with support...
Posted On 02 May 2010 at 11:10 pm