Greens propose council tax rise to protect services in Brighton and Hove

The Green Party wants to put up council tax by 2 per cent in Brighton and Hove from next April. Council leader Jason Kitcat said that the proposed rise – equal to 43p a week for the average home – was necessary to protect essential services. He said that Brighton and...
Posted On 27 Nov 2012 at 5:30 pm

Emergency repairs on A27 to delay Brighton fans and commuters

Commuters and Brighton and Hove Albion fans face delays on the A27 this evening (Tuesday 27 November). The hold ups, which also affected commuters this morning, are being caused by emergency repairs to the road barrier in the Coldean area. Sussex Police urged Seagulls fans to set...
Posted On 27 Nov 2012 at 5:00 pm

Sussex Sports Awards 2012

By Jay Legate Active Sussex celebrated the achievements of the county’s sports men and women and their own ten-year anniversary in style at the Hilton Brighton Metropole. Paralympic bronze medalist Ben Quilter received the award for Disabled Sports Personality of the Year,...
Posted On 25 Nov 2012 at 8:56 am

Brighton & Hove Albion: Un-bar-lieveable

Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Bolton Wanderers 1 By Tim Hodges from The Amex The Albion inexplicably failed to beat Bolton Wanderers at the Amex on Saturday afternoon. Not only did Ashley Barnes miss a first half penalty and a simple looking rebound, but the Seagulls also hit the...
Posted On 24 Nov 2012 at 10:57 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Bolton wander back to Brighton

The Albion take on Bolton Wanderers at the Amex tomorrow afternoon the first time the teams have met in Sussex for over 20 years. In fact it will be the first time Bolton have ever played a match in Brighton. The Seagulls won when the teams last met at the Goldstone by two goals...
Posted On 23 Nov 2012 at 11:20 pm

Man held over attack on Hove MP at university

A man from Brighton has been arrested for affray after Hove MP Mike Weatherley was chased by protesters at the Sussex University campus in Falmer. Sussex Police said that the 24-year-old man was in custody this afternoon (Friday 23 November) and was being held on suspicion of...
Posted On 23 Nov 2012 at 5:59 pm

Brighton erotic boutique stages nipple tassel flash mob

By Christina Toimela Erotic boutique She Said’s staff and friends staged a raunchy flash mob on Tuesday (20 November) in protest at the painting over of a mural. The burlesque mural by graffiti artist Req featured a semi-naked woman wearing nipple tassels and holding a fan. The...
Posted On 23 Nov 2012 at 4:36 pm

Ofsted delivers verdict on outstanding Brighton sixth form college

By Rosy Matheson Brighton, Hove and Sussex VI Form College (BHASVIC) has received an outstanding report from schools the education watchdog Ofsted. In its latest inspection Ofsted awarded four key overall grades with inspectors giving the college the top grade, outstanding, for...
Posted On 22 Nov 2012 at 2:50 pm

Traders stop traffic in Brighton to protest about parking

Traders held a protest about parking and loading restrictions in a busy Brighton shopping street today. About 20 traders formed a human chain to load and unload at M&B Meats in London Road, Brighton, halting traffic for about five minutes. Graham Maides, who runs M&B...
Posted On 22 Nov 2012 at 2:46 pm

Brighton Fringe announces cash awards

By Tim Embleton An arts charity is offering ten awards of £500 for young people to bring their work to next year’s Brighton Fringe. The ten winners will also benefit from a discounted registration fee of £126. IdeasTap, the charity behind the awards, aims to help creative young...
Posted On 22 Nov 2012 at 8:49 am