Missing Portslade teenager found safe and well

A teenager who went missing from her home in Portslade last week has been found safe and well. Harriet Wells-Town, 16, was last seen at her home a week ago on the evening of Tuesday 8 October. Sussex Police said on Friday (11 October) that she was thought to be in the Brighton...
Posted On 15 Oct 2013 at 12:04 am

Legal and General to shed 600 jobs

One of Brighton and Hove’s biggest employers is preparing to shed 600 jobs. Insurance company Legal and General aims to lay off about 10 per cent of the 6,000 staff in a division that has offices in Hove. The company carried out a restructuring in July to create the Legal and...
Posted On 14 Oct 2013 at 10:55 pm

Brighton college for bullied children has funding withdrawn

A Brighton college catering for children who have been bullied has had its funding withdrawn. The Self Managed Learning College, in Edward Street, Brighton, will receive money until Christmas. The decision was taken by the Brighton and Hove City Council Children and Young People...
Posted On 14 Oct 2013 at 8:13 pm

Seafront sports area will honour memory of Brighton teenager Connor Saunders

A seafront sports area is to be built in Rottingdean in memory of Brighton teenager Connor Saunders. Connor, 19, from Woodingdean, died after being punched during a fight in West Street, Rottingdean, last year. The sports area – to be known as Connor’s Court – will be built on a...
Posted On 14 Oct 2013 at 10:42 am

Brighton University trio to feature on Autumnwatch

Two Brighton University academics and a PhD student have been working with the BBC on the new series of the nature programme Autumnwatch. Dawn Scott, assistant head of the university’s School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, will feature in two films on urban foxes and will...
Posted On 12 Oct 2013 at 7:21 am

Police hunting Brighton man to return him to prison

Police are looking for a Brighton man to send him back to prison. They are searching for Christopher Driscoll, 38, who is believed to live in the Kemp Town area. Sussex Police said: “He was jailed for assault occasioning grievous bodily harm with intent in March 2010 and was...
Posted On 11 Oct 2013 at 7:33 pm

Brighton and Hove fire crews to strike again next week

Firefighters in Brighton and Hove are due to go on strike again next week. Members of the Fire Brigades Union are due to strike for five hours from 6.30pm to 11.30pm on Saturday 19 October. They held their first strike on Wednesday 25 September with most members supporting the...
Posted On 11 Oct 2013 at 7:03 pm

Clampdown coming on pavement parking near Brighton hospital

Drivers who park on the pavements and verges in Elm Grove in Brighton risk receiving a parking ticket after councillors voted for a clampdown. Sussex Police and Brighton and Hove City Council are expected to organise a “joint initiative” to tackle “parking contraventions,...
Posted On 11 Oct 2013 at 12:59 pm

The verge of frustration in Brighton’s latest parking battle

Drivers can expect a parking ticket if they leave their cars on the verges in ten named streets in Brighton and Hove. Traffic wardens are being asked to enforce the rules in three streets in the Surrenden area of Brighton and seven others in Mile Oak in Portslade. But a council...
Posted On 11 Oct 2013 at 12:53 pm

Teachers strike to close 30 Brighton and Hove schools

More than 30 schools across Brighton and Hove have said that they will be closed next Thursday (17 October) because of the teachers strike. The strike has been called by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers...
Posted On 11 Oct 2013 at 10:37 am