Brighton hosts a range of events for Refugee Week

Brighton is hosting a series of events to mark Refugee Week next month. The events include a cabaret, an exhibition and a chance to sample food from around the world. In Brighton and Hove, the week starts with an open day at St Mary Magdalen Community Centre in Upper North...
Posted On 28 May 2010 at 8:02 am

Caroline Lucas praises Brighton's independent spirit in maiden speech

Brighton Pavilion’s new MP Caroline Lucas made her maiden speech in parliament yesterday, saying she was proud to represent such an independently-minded constituency She started by highlighting the fact she was making her party’s first parliamentary speech, and...
Posted On 28 May 2010 at 7:59 am

Brighton Thameslink passengers offered reassurance

Rail officials have reassured Thameslink passengers that the Government has not scrapped a promise to buy new trains for the route. Fears were raised by a report today on the BBC Radio 4 programme You And Yours. Listeners were told that the Department for Transport (DfT) had said...
Posted On 27 May 2010 at 5:48 pm

Student exodus leaves streets littered with abandoned bikes

Thousands of Brighton students are now leaving the city for the final time – and hundreds of them will also be leaving their bikes to rust in the street. Brighton and Hove City Council received almost 1,000 reports of abandoned bikes – many of which were left behind...
Posted On 27 May 2010 at 5:45 pm

Early morning patrols requested to catch Kemp Town dog poopers

Dog wardens are being asked to put on early hour patrols in New Steine Gardens, Brighton, to stop dog walkers allowing their pets to foul the park. The Kemp Town park is meant to be off limits to dogs, but this rule is not only being flouted, owners are also failing to dispose of...
Posted On 27 May 2010 at 4:38 pm

Mystery Jets play free gig at the end of Palace Pier

Indie darlings the Mystery Jets are to play a free gig at the end of the Palace Pier next Thursday. The band scheduled the gig at Horatio’s Bar after fans voted it the venue they’d most like to see them play. Just 200 tickets will be available, and will be given to...
Posted On 27 May 2010 at 2:05 pm

Calls for N7 to be permanently re-routed after St James's Street reopens

Kemp Town residents are calling for the N7 night bus to be permanently re-routed along Marine Parade when the St James’s Street reopens next month. The gas works along St James’s Street have slightly over run, and the busy street is now due to reopen on Monday, June...
Posted On 27 May 2010 at 11:36 am

Cannabis found in drugs raid on Kemp Town house

A drugs raid of a Brighton house uncovered a loft full of cannabis plants. Police executed the drugs warrant in Great College Street, Kemp Town, Brighton, at about 9am on Tuesday, May 18. When they searched the house, they found equipment for cultivating cannabis and a large...
Posted On 27 May 2010 at 10:30 am

Sussex University staff call for academic boycott in jobs protest

The University of Sussex may face boycott from teaching staff across the country. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) are already being balloted on the possibility of indefinite strike action in protest against scores of job losses. The union says these number 112 –...
Posted On 27 May 2010 at 9:20 am

Boundaries of planned Brighton estate agent board ban shrink

Plans to ban estate agents boards from large areas of Brighton and Hove have been dealt a blow this week. Brighton and Hove City Council wanted to impose a control order covering the central conservation areas from Kemp Town to Sackville Road, Hove, and Hove Street. But after...
Posted On 27 May 2010 at 8:25 am