Brighton and Hove cricket academy offers A-level match

An educational charity has teamed up with Sussex County Cricket Club to create tailored courses for sixth formers in Brighton and Hove. The Aldridge Foundation, which was set up by Portslade old boy Sir Rod Aldridge, aims to enable help promising cricketers to train without...
Posted On 19 Oct 2012 at 8:29 am

Labour hold East Brighton in by-election

Labour held on to one of its safest seats in the East Brighton by-election tonight (Thursday 18 October). Chaun Wilson, a member of the party executive in Brighton and Hove, topped the poll with 1,596 votes. She becomes a member of Brighton and Hove City Council in place of Craig...
Posted On 18 Oct 2012 at 11:47 pm

Brighton and Hove bus boss to retire

The managing director of Brighton and Hove Buses is to retire. Roger French, 58, is stepping down next March after 30 years at the company and 27 years in charge. The number of people using the bus has grown significantly since Mr French moved to Brighton in 1982 with the number...
Posted On 18 Oct 2012 at 11:30 pm

Washing machine incident prompts warning from Brighton firefighters

Brighton firefighters tackled a smouldering washing machine, disconnecting it and taking it outside a woman’s home in Hollingbury. They spoke today (Tuesday 16 October) about the danger of not being present while a washing machine is on. Two East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service...
Posted On 16 Oct 2012 at 5:00 pm

TEDx Brighton conference sells out

An online conference being hosted in Brighton has sold out. The second TEDx Brighton is being held at the Corn Exchange a week on Friday (26 October). The speakers aim to challenge perceptions of the generation gap; ask if it exists and, if so, where; ask what we can learn from...
Posted On 16 Oct 2012 at 2:56 pm

Busy Brighton street closed for three days

Gas works have closed a busy Brighton street for three days. St James’s Street is shut between Broad Street and Madeira Place from today (Monday 15 October). Southern Gas Networks is laying a new main and three gas supplies to a property in the street. It said that the work was...
Posted On 15 Oct 2012 at 5:36 pm

Teenager ‘glassed’ in Brighton

A 19-year-old suffered cuts to his neck in a fight in Brighton on Friday (12 October). He had injuries that Sussex Police said were consistent with being attacked with a broken bottle. He was treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton but was discharged soon...
Posted On 15 Oct 2012 at 5:17 pm

Hove seafront landmark may be sold

The King Alfred Leisure Centre on Hove seafront may be sold as one of a number of options to be considered by Brighton and Hove City Council. A project board will consider the future of the building and adjoining land. It will be chaired by Councillor Geoffrey Bowden. Council...
Posted On 11 Oct 2012 at 7:16 pm

Brighton academic predicts green future for landmark building

Sussex University lecturer Cherith Moses reckons that one of Britain’s most iconic buildings could turn green because pollution levels have fallen so much. Dr Moses, a senior lecturer in physical geography, is part of a team that has been studying the effects of pollution on St...
Posted On 11 Oct 2012 at 3:25 pm

Brighton radio operator starts station for nostalgic listeners

The company behind Juice Brighton has started a sister station called Smile Sussex. Brighton and Hove Radio said that the new station was available on DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) radio across the whole county. It said that Smile Sussex was the first of its kind in the...
Posted On 09 Oct 2012 at 11:39 pm