Brighton project collects winter coats for children

By Tim Embleton A group of volunteers has come together to help protect the most vulnerable children in the city from the cold this winter. Brighton and Hove Coats for Kids is a short-term project aimed at getting coats to the children most in need of them. They are looking for...
Posted On 22 Nov 2012 at 8:31 am

Green Party appeal panel backs expulsion of councillor from Brighton and Hove group

Councillor Christina Summers has lost an appeal over her expulsion from the Green group of councillors on Brighton and Hove City Council. She said: “I am now consulting with lawyers over this fundamental breach of a human right.” Councillor Summers remains a Green Party member...
Posted On 21 Nov 2012 at 1:15 pm

Brighton college recognises top achievers

City College Brighton and Hove rewarded its best students at an annual awards ceremony on Tuesday 25 October. Thirty-five prizes were given out in areas as diverse as catering, carpentry, business, music and hairdressing. There were also special awards for Outstanding Employer...
Posted On 21 Nov 2012 at 9:12 am

Brighton fashion designer's journey from Palestine to the Pavilion

By Rosy Matheson A new exhibition in Brighton shows how a dynamic immigrant overcame childhood adversity to create a legendary fashion brand. Barbara Hulanicki, who founded Biba, moved to Brighton when she was 12 after her father was assassinated in Palestine. Witold Hulanicki, a...
Posted On 20 Nov 2012 at 9:40 pm

Brighton armed robbery suspect due in court

A labourer from Brighton is due to appear in court this morning charged with trying to carry out an armed robbery at a Brighton convenience store. Richard Slater, 62, of Walmer Crescent, Bevendean, has been charged with attempted robbery and having a knife after the attempted...
Posted On 20 Nov 2012 at 12:12 pm

Charity with key projects in Brighton goes bust

A charity that works mainly in Brighton and four other areas has gone bust. People Can, previously known as the Novas Scarman Group, has gone into administration blaming a £17 million pension deficit. The deficit stems from liabilities dating back several years to when the...
Posted On 20 Nov 2012 at 7:00 am

Brighton hit and run driver jailed for five years

Hit and run driver Christopher Chan has jailed for five years eight months after knocking over a carer on Brighton seafront. Chan, 31, who is jobless and homeless, was also banned from driving for ten years after he hit 28-year-old Michelle Greest, from Hove, and drove without...
Posted On 19 Nov 2012 at 8:00 pm

Whitehawk FC sweep aside Leiston

By Jay Legate Whitehawk FC 5-1 Leiston FC – Ryman Football League The Hawks put on a fine performance for the home fans against a struggling Leiston side at the Enclosed Ground on Saturday (17 November). After an early goal from James Frazer, Jed Wallace got on the score...
Posted On 19 Nov 2012 at 4:01 pm

Cinecity co-director shares highlights of Brighton film festival's tenth year

Tim Brown, the co-founder and co-director of Brighton’s film festival Cinecity, shared his thoughts about this year’s highlights with Victoria Nangle from Latest TV. He was speaking to mark the start of the tenth Cinecity which opened on Thursday (15 November) and...
Posted On 19 Nov 2012 at 3:41 pm

Brighton night club evacuated after dancer pulls off ceiling panel

A night club in the centre of Brighton was evacuated after a customer pulled off a wooden ceiling panel while dancing in the early hours of yesterday (Sunday 18 November). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that firefighters were called to the Haunt in Pool Valley shortly...
Posted On 19 Nov 2012 at 1:44 pm