Hove playing field campaigners take petition to Downing Street

A campaign group trying to preserve a playing field in Hove handed in a petition to 10 Downing Street yesterday (Tuesday 14 May). The group is trying to prevent a school from being built on BHASVIC field in Old Shoreham Road, Hove. A government agency, the Education Funding...
Posted On 15 May 2013 at 11:27 pm

Brighton University wins funding for ‘green growth’

Brighton University has won a share of £50 million funding aimed at reviving the British economy. The university’s share of the money has yet to be decided but Brighton’s project will be one of 16 to receive funding. The news was announced by the Minister for Universities and...
Posted On 15 May 2013 at 10:33 pm

Homes to be built in Brighton on site of former hen house

Planners have given permission for six houses to be built in Brighton on the site of a former hen house. The three-storey houses were given planning permission to go up behind a terrace in Prince’s Road in the Round Hill area. The new terrace will sit above the Brighton to Lewes...
Posted On 15 May 2013 at 11:30 am

Brighton train passengers warned about bank holiday engineering work

Train passengers from Brighton, Hove and Portslade will be unable to travel directly to London Bridge on Southern services over the bank holiday weekend. But First Capital Connect will be operating Thameslink services to London Bridge. Southern said: “From 1.25am on Saturday 25...
Posted On 15 May 2013 at 8:21 am

Brighton and Hove opposition Labour group elects new leader

The opposition Labour group on Brighton and Hove City Council has elected a new leader. Councillor Warren Morgan takes over from fellow East Brighton councillor Gill Mitchell. Councillor Mitchell stepped down as leader but continues to represent her ward on the council....
Posted On 14 May 2013 at 9:43 pm

Can King Alfred be revived?

The future of the King Alfred Leisure Centre is being discussed by at least two groups locally and will be the subject of a public meeting next week. The public meeting has been called by the Conservative MP for Hove Mike Weatherley. He is critical of the pace of progress of...
Posted On 14 May 2013 at 5:39 pm

Hove moped rider flown to hospital after accident

A 37-year-old moped rider suffered life-threatening head injuries in an accident in Hove at noon today (Tuesday 14 May). He was flown to King’s College Hospital in London where he is in a critical condition. The accident happened in Church Road at the top of Osborne Villas and...
Posted On 14 May 2013 at 4:20 pm

Judge orders Brighton murder suspect to stay in prison until trial

Brighton murder suspect Ricardo Pisano has been told that he must stay in prison while he awaits trial. Pisano, 35, of Methuen Street, Southampton, appeared at Lewes Crown Court this morning (Tuesday 14 May) when he applied for bail. He is accused of murdering 62-year-old Michael...
Posted On 14 May 2013 at 3:31 pm

Patients diverted as Brighton A&E affected by chemical leak

Doctors at Brighton’s Accident and Emergency Department are having to divert some patients to other hospitals after a chemical leak in an air conditioning unit. But the Royal Sussex County Hospital said that A&E was still open and that no other ward or department was...
Posted On 14 May 2013 at 3:07 pm

Former council leader faces battle to be Labour candidate in Hove

The Labour Party has shortlisted candidates as it prepares to choose someone to contest Hove at the next general election. The favourite to become the party’s contender has been widely assumed to be former Brighton and Hove City Council leader Simon Burgess. But a strong rival is...
Posted On 14 May 2013 at 12:34 pm