Guide Dogs staff share their world with Brighton and Hove politicians

Two Green politicians recently took a stroll around the Seven Dials wearing masks which blocked out all light. Staff from the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association invited the pair to learn about some of the challenges faced daily by blind people and those with partial vision....
Posted On 28 Apr 2013 at 10:19 am

Brighton & Hove Albion: Three off – Play-offs on

By Tim Hodges Leeds United 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 2 The Albion secured a play-off place with an incident-packed win at Elland Road. Will Buckley gave the Seagulls the lead with just ten minutes gone, latching on to a loose ball and sliding his shot past Paddy Kenny. Soon...
Posted On 27 Apr 2013 at 10:19 pm

Sussex held by stubborn Surrey

Sussex drew at the Oval after Surrey’s batsmen patiently played out the final day of their LV County Championship fixture today (Saturday 27 April). Play was punctuated by a few light showers as skipper Graeme Smith, Vikram Solanki and Gary Wilson helped Surrey to 308 for 5...
Posted On 27 Apr 2013 at 7:09 pm

Two Brighton payday loans businesses forced to close

Two payday loans businesses based in Brighton have been forced to close by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). B2B International UK and Loansdirect2u.com had offices in the Brighton Media Centre in Middle Street, Brighton. They surrendered their licences two weeks ago on Friday 12...
Posted On 27 Apr 2013 at 11:55 am

Thug leaves Brighton nurse with serious eye injury

A nurse from Brighton suffered a serious injury to her eye while the March for England and counter-protest were taking place last weekend. The 25-year-old woman was an innocent passer-by when a thug threw a missile which hit her in the face. Sussex Police said: “She crouched to...
Posted On 26 Apr 2013 at 10:01 pm

Brighton and Hove school appoints new head

A new head has been appointed by the governors of the Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA). James Fox, who has been acting as interim principal since January, will take on the job permanently. He took over from Stuart McLaughlin who left at Christmas, weeks after a visit...
Posted On 26 Apr 2013 at 7:25 pm

Brighton charity’s plans to house homeless in shipping containers wins approval

A plan to house homeless people in shipping containers in an old metal scrap yard in Brighton has been given approval. Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) and developer QED have been granted temporary planning permission for the scheme for five years. They will put up recycled shipping...
Posted On 26 Apr 2013 at 6:55 pm

Two Brighton and Hove teenagers face trial after man left in coma

Two teenagers from Brighton and Hove are to go on trial charged with assault after a man was attacked and left in a coma. Max Corbett, 19, unemployed, of Albany Villas, Hove, and a 17-year-old boy from Brighton are accused of attacking three other men in separate incidents on the...
Posted On 26 Apr 2013 at 6:25 pm

Open air cinema returns to Brighton beach

Brighton will have an open air cinema on the beach for the second summer running. Brighton’s Big Screen showed the Olympics and popular films last summer and is promising more box office hits, classics and live sport this summer. The films include Les Miserables, Life of Pi and...
Posted On 26 Apr 2013 at 5:20 pm

Crash shuts A27 eastbound in Hove

The A27 eastbound was shut for an hour after four vehicles crashed at the end of the rush hour this morning (Friday 26 April). A transporter, a lorry, a van and a car crashed on the Hangleton section of the Brighton bypass at about 8.45am. Sussex Police said: “A road traffic...
Posted On 26 Apr 2013 at 4:37 pm