Hollingdean teenagers save boy from drowning in Brighton Marina

A 14-year-old fisherman almost drowned after falling into Brighton Marina. Ben Cooke, from Burgess Hill, accidentally tumbled into the water while he was fishing on the harbour arm. He was saved when his fall was spotted by Harry Oswin and Connor Macey, both from Hollingdean, who...
Posted On 17 Jun 2010 at 7:40 am

Tebbit calls for an inquiry into the Brighton Bombing

Lord Tebbit has called on the Government to set up a public inquiry into the 1985 bombing of Brighton’s Grand Hotel. The politician said victims of the attack deserved the same level of examination of the incident as those of Bloody Sunday. He spoke in response to the publication...
Posted On 16 Jun 2010 at 7:44 pm

More calls for primary school at Hove’s Connaught Centre

Residents are increasing pressure on the council to transform college buildings into a much-needed primary school. Two members of the public will present questions to Brighton and Hove City Council’s cabinet this week calling on it to create a primary school at the Connaught...
Posted On 16 Jun 2010 at 10:45 am

Council urged to dump i360 seafront tower plan

Campaigners are calling on the council to bring an end to plans for a 150m tall viewing tower on Brighton beach. A petition against the proposed i360 tower, designed by London Eye architects Marks Barfield, will be presented to Brighton and Hove City Council’s cabinet when they...
Posted On 16 Jun 2010 at 8:26 am

Brighton MP urges help for refugee charity

The new Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, Caroline Lucas, has tabled a parliamentary motion calling for help for a refugee charity. Refugee and Migrant Justice faces closure today (Monday 14 June) after claiming that it had been pushed into financial problems by changes to the way...
Posted On 15 Jun 2010 at 2:37 pm

Portslade school wins praise from Ofsted inspectors

A Portslade school has been praised by inspectors who gave it a “satisfactory” rating. The Ofsted report for St Nicholas CE Junior, in Locks Hill, was published by the inspectorate yesterday. Lead inspector Rob Crompton gave the 246-pupil school for seven to 11-year-olds a grade...
Posted On 15 Jun 2010 at 10:29 am

Council hopeful joins campaign to save community garden

A council hopeful has pledged his support to the fight against plans for a Tesco on the site of the Lewes Road Community Garden. Tom French, who will stand for Labour in the by-election for a St Peter’s and North Laine seat on Brighton and Hove City Council on July 8, said the...
Posted On 15 Jun 2010 at 8:35 am

Four women still in hospital after Brighton crash

Four of the six people injured in a crash on the A23 in Brighton early yesterday morning are still being treated in hospital for their injuries. The crash, involving a black Renault Clio and a Vauxhall Astra, happened in London Road near the Black Lion pub. Two of the Clio...
Posted On 15 Jun 2010 at 8:28 am

Call for new primary school buses in Hove

A councillor has called for school buses to be provided for pupils who have to travel far from home because of a shortage of places. Councillor Melanie Davis said parents from central areas of Brighton and Hove needed help to get their children to Benfield School, in Old Shoreham...
Posted On 14 Jun 2010 at 4:22 pm

Campaigners lobby for crafts exhibitions at Hove Museum

Campaigners have called for craft exhibitions to be reintroduced at Hove Museum. A petition signed by 25 people will be presented to Conservative councillor David Smith, cabinet member for culture at Brighton and Hove City Council, at a meeting at 4pm tomorrow (Tuesday 15 June)....
Posted On 14 Jun 2010 at 1:09 pm