Road safety experts share ideas in Hove

Police, fire and council road safety specialists met for a one-day conference in Hove yesterday (Thursday 29 March). Neil Hopkins, from the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, said: “Today is an opportunity for our partners to come together to share ideas and discuss how we can do...
Posted On 30 Mar 2012 at 11:09 am

Two thousand volunteers train to run Brighton Marathon

Two thousand volunteers have been in training for the Brighton Marathon next month. They’re not running in the race – they’re helping to run it. The volunteers will be doing everything from marshaling the course to giving medals to runners as they cross the finish line after...
Posted On 30 Mar 2012 at 8:35 am

Brighton & Hove Albion: Taricco – The players have been magnificent

By Tim Hodges from the Amex Press Briefing Mauricio Taricco was confident that the virus that has affected the Albion squad in recent days had been eradicated. The assistant manager said that a few players had a few aches and strains but previous long-term injury victim, Gary...
Posted On 29 Mar 2012 at 10:23 pm

Brighton train companies shortlisted to run Thameslink service

Two of the companies running trains out of Brighton have been shortlisted to operate Thameslink services from September next year. First Group, which currently operates the franchise as First Capital Connect, hopes to retain the contract. It faces competition from Govia, the...
Posted On 29 Mar 2012 at 7:15 pm

Brighton i360 offered financial lifeline

The proposed i360 observation tower in Brighton could be offered a financial lifeline. A bid for £3 million funding has been submitted to a regional development fund by Brighton and Hove City Council. And the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has shortlisted the...
Posted On 29 Mar 2012 at 5:30 pm

Brighton cyclist badly hurt in town centre crash

A cyclist was seriously hurt in a crash in the centre of Brighton yesterday evening (Wednesday 28 March). Sussex Police said that the 53-year-old cyclist crashed into a lamp post at the southern end of West Street just before 6.30pm. The man was taken to the Royal Sussex County...
Posted On 29 Mar 2012 at 11:04 am

Panel to hold inquiry into issues affecting Brighton and Hove trans people

A panel of Brighton and Hove councillors will hold an inquiry into issues affecting the trans community. Members of Brighton and Hove City Council Overview and Scrutiny Commission voted unanimously to set up a panel to explore the needs and experiences of trans people in Brighton...
Posted On 28 Mar 2012 at 7:58 pm

Looking for a New England in the heart of Brighton

A whole area of Brighton went off the rails and it’s taken decades to lay the foundations for a revival. It’s 55 years since they stopped building locomotives in the yard next to Brighton station. And more than 30 years since the goods yard closed. Thousands worked there at one...
Posted On 28 Mar 2012 at 1:50 pm

Brighton and Hove transport chief maps out the road ahead

There’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news is that the amount of money being spent improving the roads and pavements around Brighton and Hove is about to double. The bad news is that it will involve more roadworks. And a similar sum – more than £3 million – has been...
Posted On 27 Mar 2012 at 10:39 pm

Contraflow bike lanes approved for Brighton's North Laine

Cyclists are to be allowed to ride the wrong way along 12 one-way streets in the North Laine area of Brighton. The proposal was approved at a Brighton and Hove City Council meeting this afternoon (Tuesday 27 March). The proposal has two aims. One is to discourage cycling on...
Posted On 27 Mar 2012 at 9:43 pm