Brighton and Hove train companies cancel all services as storm worsens

The two main train companies serving Brighton and Hove have cancelled all rush-hour services tomorrow morning (Monday 28 October) because of the brewing storm. First Capital Connect said that it was stopping services from midnight and added: “We advise you not to travel.”...
Posted On 27 Oct 2013 at 6:55 pm

Brighton and Hove council elects faith groups champion

By Jenni Davidson Independent councillor Christina Summers has been selected as Brighton and Hove City Council’s first champion for faith groups. She was elected unopposed to the new role at a council meeting in Hove Town Hall on Thursday (24 October). Councillor Summers proposed...
Posted On 26 Oct 2013 at 8:30 pm
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Brighton church opens fourth site in Hove

By Jenni Davidson Brighton’s Church of Christ the King (CCK) has opened a new site in Clarendon Villas in Hove. The church began holding services there on Sunday 22 September and has had about 170 people attending each week. CCK first held services in Clarendon Villas in the late...
Posted On 26 Oct 2013 at 9:51 am
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Police target Brighton and Hove cyclists riding without lights

Cyclists who ride in the dark with no lights face being fined £50 from Monday (28 October) in a crackdown by Sussex Police. The force said: “Cyclists spotted using their bikes without lights could be stopped and fined in a road safety crackdown. “From Monday officers will be on...
Posted On 25 Oct 2013 at 7:41 pm

TEDx returns to Brighton

Brighton hosts its third TEDx event today (Friday 25 October). The event, an offshoot of TED talks in America, aims to explore what ideas will be worth sharing with future generations. Fourteen speakers will share their thoughts with a theme of “pass it on” at the...
Posted On 25 Oct 2013 at 11:37 am

Woodingdean shopkeeper calls for speed limit to be cut

A shopkeeper urged councillors to cut the speed limit on a main road in Woodingdean during a meeting at Hove Town Hall yesterday (Thursday 24 October). Gilles Guichard, who runs Johny’s Wares, in Warren Road, Woodingdean, said that the speed limit on the road was 40mph. At a...
Posted On 25 Oct 2013 at 9:14 am

Future event for Brighton and Hove’s small businesses stirs Portslade nostalgia

A call for the council to support a forthcoming event for small businesses prompted a nostalgic look back at life in Portslade. Councillor Alan Robins conjured up a picture of the past as he called for Brighton and Hove City Council to participate fully in Small Business...
Posted On 25 Oct 2013 at 2:51 am

Honorary recorder of Brighton and Hove appointed unanimously by councillors

The senior circuit judge at Lewes Crown Court has been appointed honorary recorder of Brighton and Hove. Judge Shani Barnes takes over the unpaid post from Judge Richard Brown who was also her predecessor as the resident judge in Lewes and her mentor. Judge Brown retired earlier...
Posted On 24 Oct 2013 at 10:10 pm

Two bikes stolen in Brighton returned to their owners

Two bicycles which were stolen in Brighton have been returned to their owners by Sussex Police. The bikes were recovered when a 24-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of theft on Monday 7 October. He has been released on police bail until Sunday 3 November. One...
Posted On 24 Oct 2013 at 10:02 pm

Search due to resume for man missing in sea off Brighton

A search was due to resume this morning (Thursday 24 October) for a man seen in the sea in Brighton. A member of the public called 999 after the man was heard shouting for help. He is believed to have drowned in the rough sea near the western arm of Brighton Marina. The volunteer...
Posted On 24 Oct 2013 at 9:09 am