Watchdog publishes report on standards at Brighton University

The official watchdog has published a report on quality and standards at Brighton University today (Friday 21 June). The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) set out judgments about quality and standards and seven recommendations for action. Its judgments were...
Posted On 21 Jun 2013 at 7:05 pm

Brighton and Hove to have 24-hour air ambulance cover

A new air ambulance will give Brighton and Hove 24-hour cover. Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance announced the arrival of its new helicopter today (Friday 21 June). The new helicopter is able to operate at night and will be based at Redhill, one of the organisation’s two...
Posted On 21 Jun 2013 at 6:44 pm

College chiefs apply to open studio school in Brighton

City College Brighton and Hove plans to open the first studio school in the area in just over two years’ time. Principal Lynn Thackway shared the plans for the new school with an audience of people from the worlds of business, education and politics this afternoon (Friday 21...
Posted On 21 Jun 2013 at 2:30 pm

Brighton Pavilion ice rink firm creates a maze for the summer

The Brighton firm behind the Royal Pavilion ice rink is to instal a 72ft x 72ft maze for the summer. The maze is due to open on Thursday 4 July and is based on The Selfish Giant, a story by Oscar Wilde. Shella Parkin, managing director of Laine Ltd, said: “We wanted to create...
Posted On 20 Jun 2013 at 11:38 pm

Brighton and Hove binmen call off strike

The GMB union has suspended the strike by binmen in Brighton and Hove after the council made an improved offer. Mark Turner, the branch secretary, put the offer to members at 6pm today (Thursday 20 June) and called off industrial action at 7.30pm. The move means that the strike...
Posted On 20 Jun 2013 at 9:48 pm

Brighton student has material designs for old bags

Brighton University student Eléa Nouraud has come up with a novel way of recycling old plastic bags and turning them into useful everyday objects. The 22-year-old has turned them into pots, egg boxes, wallets and reusable plastic shopping bags. She said that she hopes to turn her...
Posted On 20 Jun 2013 at 3:38 pm

Six candidates to fight Brighton by-election

Six people are standing in the Hanover and Elm Grove by-election for a seat on Brighton and Hove City Council. They are Phil Clarke, of Upper Hollingdean Road, Brighton, for Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Emma Daniel, of D’Aubigny Road, Brighton, for Labour Lev...
Posted On 20 Jun 2013 at 3:02 pm

Contaminated water leads to closure of Brighton seafront paddling pool

The paddling pool by the West Pier in Brighton has been closed after the water became contaminated. Routine tests have found raised levels of bacteria in the water, which could have come from birds, dogs or humans. Brighton and Hove City Council said that the pool was expected to...
Posted On 19 Jun 2013 at 8:07 pm

Lib Dems and UKIP pick Brighton by-election candidates

The Liberal Democrats and the UK Independence Party (UKIP) have chosen their candidates for the Hanover and Elm Grove by-election. UKIP has chosen Patricia Mountain, from Hove, while the Lib Dems have selected Lev Eakins, 35. He moved to Brighton and Hove in the past year to run...
Posted On 19 Jun 2013 at 7:30 pm

Hove MP raises concerns about seawater quality with Environment Secretary

Hove MP Mike Weatherley has asked the Environment Secretary about the quality of seawater locally after concerns were raised with him by constituents. Mr Weatherley has written to his fellow Conservative, Owen Paterson, who heads the Department for Environment, Food and Rural...
Posted On 18 Jun 2013 at 5:49 pm