Man slashes music fan’s face at festival in Brighton

A man suffered a serious injury to his face when he was slashed at the Shakedown music festival in Brighton with a sharp blade. Sussex Police said yesterday (Wednesday 16 October) that the 34-year-old victim was attacked at the festival in Stanmer Park at about 6pm on Saturday 28...
Posted On 17 Oct 2013 at 8:35 am

Parents and pupils save Hove school swimming pool

Parents, pupils and local firms have raised £30,000 to save the swimming pool used by two Hove schools. The 45-year-old pool needed vital repairs so last year parent Sarah Whiffen started a fundraising appeal with a target of £27,500. The pool is used by pupils at West Hove...
Posted On 17 Oct 2013 at 8:25 am

Bank funds 25 placements for jobless Brighton University graduates

Santander bank has funded a contract for Brighton University to arrange placements for graduates who have not found a job. Sam Rhodes, student services manager (career development) at Brighton University Careers Service, said that the new contract had led to 25 placements or...
Posted On 16 Oct 2013 at 7:35 pm

Fire crews carry out rescue from flat in Hove

Fire crews rescued one person from a blaze in a flat in a four-storey building in Hove. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that the call-out came shortly before 3pm yesterday (Tuesday 15 October). The fire service said: “Four crews from Hove and Preston Circus attended the...
Posted On 16 Oct 2013 at 6:07 pm

Brighton business leaders to debate unpaid internships and work experience

Business leaders across Brighton and Hove are to discuss the merits of unpaid internships and work experience this evening (Wednesday 16 October). They are taking part in the Big Debate – one of a series of quarterly debates organised by the Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce....
Posted On 16 Oct 2013 at 8:58 am

Brighton MP due in court today over fracking arrest

The Green MP for Brighton Pavilion Caroline Lucas is due in court today (Wednesday 16 October) after being arrested during an anti-fracking protest in Balcombe. Dr Lucas has said that she intends to plead not guilty to the two charges that she faces at Crawley Magistrates’ Court....
Posted On 16 Oct 2013 at 8:26 am

Brighton MP hands hospital petition to Health Secretary

Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby has handed in a petition urging the government to release £420 million to modernise the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Mr Kirby presented the petition to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt at his Department of Health offices in Whitehall in London at...
Posted On 15 Oct 2013 at 6:52 pm

Churchill Square in Brighton to stay closed for at least four hours

Churchill Square shopping centre in Brighton is to stay closed for at least four hours, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said this morning (Tuesday 15 October). The shopping centre was evacuated because of a fire at about 8.30am. Four fire engines were sent – two from...
Posted On 15 Oct 2013 at 1:42 pm

Churchill Square in Brighton evacuated because of fire

Churchill Square shopping centre in Brighton has been evacuated because of a fire. A gas cylinder caught light at about 8.30am. Hundreds of people were evacuated and filled the seafront pavements as fire safety officers tried to account for everyone. East Sussex Fire and Rescue...
Posted On 15 Oct 2013 at 11:16 am

Southern Water opens £300m plant to treat Brighton and Hove’s sewage

Southern Water opened its new £300 million waste water treatment works and sludge recycling centre in Peacehaven yesterday (Monday 14 October). The project was the largest ever undertaken by the company. It’s taken about 20 years to come to fruition and four years of building...
Posted On 15 Oct 2013 at 6:35 am