Budget hits 30,000 Brighton and Hove families, says Labour

Thirty thousand families in Brighton and Hove will be worse off after the budget, according to local Labour leader Gill Mitchell. At the same time Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown, praised the Chancellor’s 1p cut in petrol duty when a 6p rise had been...
Posted On 27 Mar 2011 at 1:57 pm

Brighton lifeboat crew tow fishing boat to safety

The RNLI Brighton lifeboat crew towed a commercial fishing boat back to port early today (Saturday 26 March). The fishing boat suffered an engine failure about half a mile south west of Brighton Marina at about 6.30am. When the lifeboat crew reached the fishing boat, they found...
Posted On 26 Mar 2011 at 11:59 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion : Penalty Fair!

Brighton & Hove Albion 2 Swindon Town 1 By Tim Hodges Withdean Reporter The footballing juggernaut that is Brighton & Hove Albion swept aside relegation candidates Swindon Town in an exciting encounter at The Withdean Stadium early on Saturday afternoon. However it was...
Posted On 26 Mar 2011 at 7:38 pm

Three sentenced for brutal robbery on Brighton beach

Two men and a teenage boy have been jailed for a vicious robbery on Brighton beach in November last year. The two men were sentenced at Lewes Crown Court today (Friday 25 March) to two years and eight months in prison. The boy was given a 12-month detention and training order....
Posted On 25 Mar 2011 at 7:37 pm

Brighton university professor casts doubt on fitness guru's claims

A Brighton academic has added his voice to those casting doubt on the claims of the latest diet and fitness guru. Jo Doust, professor of physiology at Brighton University, dismissed claims that Tracy Anderson’s fitness programme would enable followers to defy genetic and...
Posted On 25 Mar 2011 at 7:26 pm

Four Brighton and Hove chemists to recycle asthma inhalers

Four pharmacies in Brighton and Hove are taking part in a project to recycle inhalers. The inhaler recycling project is the first of its kind in Europe. The four chemists are all Co-operative Pharmacies. They are in Oxford Street, Brighton Nevill Road, Hove Warren Way,...
Posted On 25 Mar 2011 at 7:13 pm

Estate agents fined for flouting Brighton and Hove ban on boards

Two estate agents are the first to be prosecuted in Brighton and Hove for putting up “for sale” and “to let” boards in conservation areas. Priors and Mishon Welton estate agents were each fined £1,000 for the offences at Brighton Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Thursday 24 March)....
Posted On 25 Mar 2011 at 6:42 pm

Albion find three points an easy steal from the Magpies

Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Notts County 0 By Rich Hook at Withdean A sixth straight victory left Brighton ten points clear at the top of League One with just ten games to go, including tomorrow’s clash with relegation candidates Swindon. But manager Gus Poyet insists that...
Posted On 25 Mar 2011 at 6:39 pm

Brighton hospital attacked over parking prices

Health chiefs are coming under growing pressure to make it easier and cheaper for patients and visitors to park at a Brighton hospital. More than 1,700 people petitioned Brighton and Hove City Council about parking problems at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Eastern Road....
Posted On 24 Mar 2011 at 11:36 pm

University and college staff across Brighton are due to strike today

By Claire Smyth Staff from City College Brighton and Hove will join their university counterparts today (Thursday 24 March) in a national strike. They are striking to protest against proposed changes to pay and pensions. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) were due...
Posted On 24 Mar 2011 at 2:11 am