Storm and flood warning issued for Brighton and Hove seafront

The Met Office has issued a warning that parts of the seafront in Brighton and Hove could be flooded. It said that strong winds would coincide with a spring tide shortly before 11.30am today (Friday 14 December). Southwesterly winds of 45mph have been forecast while sea levels...
Posted On 14 Dec 2012 at 11:23 am

Next Mayor of Brighton and Hove chosen

The next Mayor of Brighton and Hove was chosen by councillors at a meeting at Brighton Town Hall this evening (Thursday 13 December). Councillor Denise Cobb, 59, has been a Conservative member of Brighton and Hove City Council since 1999 and represents Westbourne ward in Hove....
Posted On 13 Dec 2012 at 10:32 pm

Police ask for help tracing men from protest targeting Hove MP

Two men who were at a protest which targeted Hove MP Mike Weatherley are being hunted by Sussex Police. Officers have asked for help tracking down the men who were pictured at the Sussex University campus in Falmer on Wednesday 14 November. Sussex Police said that officers were...
Posted On 13 Dec 2012 at 2:09 pm

Old London Road Co-op in Brighton to house 350 students

The old London Road Co-op in Brighton is to be converted into a university halls of residence with room for 351 students. Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee gave planning permission for the scheme today a year after turning similar plans. The main differences are...
Posted On 12 Dec 2012 at 7:33 pm

Brighton motorcyclist killed in crash

A 24-year-old motorcyclist from Brighton has died after a crash near the top of Bear Road in Brighton last night (Tuesday 11 December). The victim was riding a Yamaha motorbike when the accident happened at the junction with Tenantry Down Road shortly after 8.30pm yesterday. The...
Posted On 12 Dec 2012 at 10:57 am

Whitehawk beat Lewes in local derby

By Tim Embleton Lewes 2 Whitehawk 3 Ryman Premier League high-fliers Whitehawk visited the Dripping Pan in Lewes on Saturday (8 December) to taking on a side that had not lost a home game since the first week of the season. The match was a historic first meeting between local...
Posted On 11 Dec 2012 at 4:44 pm

Pensioner dies days after being arrested over his wife’s death

The 85-year-old Hove man who was arrested on suspicion of murdering his 71-year-old wife has died in hospital. Frederick Saunders, of King George VI Mansions in Court Farm Road, Hove, was arrested after a member of the South East Coast Ambulance Service staff called police to his...
Posted On 11 Dec 2012 at 3:37 pm

Brighton and Hove MPs call for animal experiment licences to be published

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative MP for Hove, and Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, have called for the open publication of licences granted for animal experiments. They have signed a House of Commons motion which highlights the lack of transparency around...
Posted On 11 Dec 2012 at 11:00 am

Sussex University vice-chancellor joins General Medical Council

The man in charge of Sussex University has been chosen as one of the 12 members of the new slimline General Medical Council (GMC). Michael Farthing, 64, will take up his post with the medical profession’s regulator from Tuesday 1 January. His appointment was welcomed at the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2012 at 8:58 am

Brighton and Hove bosses show support for ‘living wage’

The campaign to ensure people in Brighton and Hove are paid a living wage has won the backing of businesses and other big employers. Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce, which is the driving force behind the local scheme, said more firms were on course to commit to the scheme....
Posted On 11 Dec 2012 at 12:01 am