Brighton ecologist helps climate change research to flower

Flowers from Woodingdean have helped a Brighton climate change researcher and his colleagues to find new clues about effects of rising temperatures. Professor Michael Hutchings, from Sussex University, conducted a study of rare orchids at the Castle Hill National Nature Reserve...
Posted On 22 Sep 2010 at 3:48 pm

Brighton MP keeps his finger on the pulse

Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby is trying to earn a reputation for having his finger on the pulse. And he’s doing it by trying to raise awareness of a medical condition called atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder in Britain. The newly elected Conservative...
Posted On 22 Sep 2010 at 3:26 pm

Brighton and Hove Buses shortlisted for national award

Brighton and Hove Buses has been shortlisted in the UK Bus Awards. The company is in the running in the City Operator of the Year category. The awards overall attracted 200 entries from around the country and the shortlist was announced today at the UK Bus Awards annual...
Posted On 22 Sep 2010 at 3:07 pm

Hundreds of Brighton and Hove council homes given makeover

New bathrooms and kitchens have been fitted in hundreds of council homes across Brighton and Hove. And the council has offered tenants a choice of style and colour scheme, customising the makeovers. Brighton and Hove City Council has also painted 450 homes and fitted...
Posted On 22 Sep 2010 at 2:58 pm

Brighton slimmers offer their support to bra recycling scheme

Slimmers from Brighton and Hove have given their support to a recycling scheme by ditching bras that no longer fit them. Members of Slimming World have donated 460 bras in just one month as the pounds fell away and they dropped dress sizes. Mandy Crew, Slimming World’s Patcham...
Posted On 22 Sep 2010 at 1:24 pm

Brighton researchers spell out honey trouble to TV chef

Brighton researchers spelt out a sticky problem for a TV chef at Sussex University’s Falmer campus. The researchers were joined for breakfast by Ainsley Harriott, the presenter of Ready Steady Cook! They had bread and honey as they discussed the decline of the British bee at the...
Posted On 21 Sep 2010 at 7:17 pm

£3m Hove house in trouble with planners

A £3 million house in Hove is up for sale but any buyer may face a legal battle with the council. Brighton and Hove City Council has issued an enforcement notice after declaring that the newly built house flouts the conditions of its planning permission. According to the council,...
Posted On 21 Sep 2010 at 5:19 pm

Whitehawk schoolchildren to give lesson to European government minister

Whitehawk Pirmary School is hosting a visit by the Minister of Education and Science from Latvia. The minister, Professor Tatjana Koke, is coming to the Brighton school to see the way creative learning is being used to inspire the children there. The school is one of 19 in...
Posted On 21 Sep 2010 at 12:50 pm

Brighton and Hove health chiefs ask diabetics for help

Brighton and Hove’s health chiefs are asking people suffering from diabetes to take part in a survey. The primary care trust (PCT) is reviewing the way diabetics are cared for in the city and wants to hear from those with the condition. More than 9,000 people locally suffer from...
Posted On 21 Sep 2010 at 10:11 am

Thugs spike horses' apples in Rottingdean paddock

Police are investigating a report of apples which were literally “spiked” then thrown into a field of horses in Rottingdean. Horse owner, Sarah Williams, reported finding more than 15 apples which had dressmaking pins and 2in screws and nails pushed into them. She told Sussex...
Posted On 20 Sep 2010 at 7:43 pm