Brighton and Hove Greens elect new deputy leaders

The Brighton and Hove Green Party has announced its new deputy leaders who will serve alongside new leader Jason Kitcat. They are Amy Kennedy, Phelim Mac Cafferty and Lizzie Deane. Councillor Kennedy is currently one of two deputy leaders. From Friday 4 May she will job share the...
Posted On 04 Mar 2012 at 2:45 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Rovers return!

Doncaster Rovers 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 The Albion threw away their lead at the Keepmoat Stadium this afternoon, after the in-form Craig Mackail-Smith put the Seagulls in front after just 20 minutes. Doncaster’s El Hadji Diouf converted a penalty with ten minutes left...
Posted On 03 Mar 2012 at 9:20 pm

Brighton and Hove voters to be registered early for police commissioner poll

Voters in Brighton and Hove will be asked to register about two months early this year. The move is to ensure that the electoral roll is up to date in time for the first election of a police and crime commissioner for Sussex on Thursday 15 November. Ian Chisnall, the independent...
Posted On 03 Mar 2012 at 2:59 pm

Work scheme protesters due to march through Brighton today

Brighton students are planning to hold a march today (Saturday 3 March) to protest about the government’s work programme. The organisers, from Youth Fight for Jobs and Education, said that they would be leading a “chain gang” of young and unemployed people from the job centre to...
Posted On 03 Mar 2012 at 8:39 am

Bail extended for former Brighton priest facing child sex abuse claims

A priest who worked in Brighton and Hove and faces child sex abuse claims has had his police bail extended. Father Wilkie Denford, 77, was arrested in November, questioned by Sussex Police and released on bail until yesterday (Thursday 1 March). He was arrested along with a...
Posted On 02 Mar 2012 at 1:07 am

Fire tears through building by Shoreham Power Station

Seven fire crews have been sent to Shoreham Harbour to tackle a big blaze in a building next to the power station. Two East Sussex Fire and Rescue crews from Hove were first on the scene. They were joined by four more crews and the aerial support ladder. In total about 50...
Posted On 01 Mar 2012 at 9:20 pm

Choice result for Brighton and Hove children changing school in September

The vast majority of children who start secondary school in September will be at the school of their choice. Brighton and Hove City Council said that 81.4 per cent of applicants were allocated a place at their first choice school. Parents can express three preferences. A further...
Posted On 01 Mar 2012 at 7:08 pm

Saltdean Lido campaigners step up pressure

Campaigners aim to step up the pressure over Saltdean Lido with a call for council chief executive John Barradell to step into the fray. The call by Save Saltdean Lido Campaign looks likely to be ignored. It comes as Brighton and Hove City Council said that the next steps had...
Posted On 01 Mar 2012 at 3:46 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Poyet – confidence is key

By Tim Hodges from the Amex Press Briefing Gus Poyet told Brighton and Hove News this morning that, although the players need to take each game as it comes, the club is on a good run of results so there should be no lack of confidence in the squad. The Albion boss said how...
Posted On 01 Mar 2012 at 11:11 am

Rockinghorse to close Hove shop

Rockinghorse Children’s Charity is to close its shop in George Street, Hove, at the end of March. The charity’s chief executive Claire Ross-Baker said that it had been a difficult decision after two and a half years in business at the shop. She said: “The lease for our Hove store...
Posted On 01 Mar 2012 at 4:36 am