Minister approves college as Brighton primary school’s academy sponsor

City College Brighton and Hove has been approved as the sponsor of Whitehawk Primary School when it becomes an academy in September. Education Minister Lord Nash confirmed the arrangement yesterday (Wednesday 1 May). The change to academy status follows an inspection by schools...
Posted On 02 May 2013 at 2:50 pm

Brighton City Airways suspends Paris flights and blames French red tape

Brighton City Airways is to suspend flights between Shoreham and Paris from next week, blaming problems with the French customs and immigration services. Flights will continue until and including the bank holiday on Monday (6 May) and will be temporarily suspended from Tuesday (7...
Posted On 02 May 2013 at 1:06 pm

Brighton football stadium to host two rugby world cup matches

Brighton and Hove Albion will host two rugby world cup matches in September 2015. One of the games at the American Express Community Stadium will feature South Africa and the other will include Samoa. Their opponents will not be known until the qualification stage in Asia and the...
Posted On 02 May 2013 at 11:47 am

Threatened Brighton elm tree is saved

A healthy elm tree in Brighton has been spared the axe after a campaign by residents and a rethink by councillors. The rare 150-year-old Wheatley elm in Vernon Terrace was threatened by the road layout changes taking place at the Seven Dials roundabout. But the Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 01 May 2013 at 7:12 pm

Brighton man jailed after thwarted knifepoint robbery

A 62-year-old labourer from Brighton has been jailed for five years for trying to rob a convenience store. Richard Slater, of Walmer Crescent, Bevendean, threatened shopkeeper Tario Rahman with a 6in knife and demanded money. But Mr Rahman, 45, who was by alone in the shop, put...
Posted On 01 May 2013 at 6:56 pm

Two police officers hurt after car chase through Brighton

A man has been arrested after a police chase through Brighton which left two officers injured. The officers detained a 28-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving, assaulting police and having drugs with intent to supply. Sussex Police said that they became suspicious of a...
Posted On 01 May 2013 at 6:18 am