Health watchdog visiting Brighton hospital today to discuss racism

The chairman of the national hospitals watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is due to visit the Royal Sussex County Hospital today (Tuesday 28 January). David Prior has been invited by Vivienne Lyfar-Cissé, who chairs the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Network at the trust...
Posted On 28 Jan 2014 at 7:21 am

Cars broken into in Brighton

A number of cars were broken into in Brighton late at night. The vehicles were forced open and searched in Hartington Road at about 11pm on Sunday 19 January. Detective Constable Paul Candy said: “A number of vehicles were broken into and items were taken from some of them....
Posted On 27 Jan 2014 at 9:33 pm

Housing association to create 30 homes in Brighton

A vacant council-owned building in Brighton is to be leased to a housing association to provide more than 30 homes A dozen of the new homes will be low-cost or “affordable”. The decision to turn the property over for housing was by the Brighton and Hove City Council...
Posted On 27 Jan 2014 at 6:41 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: The Generation Game – Albion at home in 5th round for first time in 81 years

By Tim Hodges The Albion have been drawn at home in the 5th Round of the FA Cup for the first time in 81 years. The Seagulls host Premier League Hull City at the Amex on the weekend of Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 February. The last time that Albion played a 5th round tie in Sussex...
Posted On 26 Jan 2014 at 6:03 pm
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Brighton & Hove Albion : Ince sets Albion on march to FA Cup 5th Round

Port Vale 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 3 The Seagulls progressed to the last sixteen of the FA Cup, with a comfortable victory over League 1 Port Vale. Rohan Ince opened the scoring for Albion on the half hour with his first goal for the club. Vale defender Chris Robertson...
Posted On 25 Jan 2014 at 6:19 pm
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Brighton festival gets go-ahead for new location

By Jenni Davidson A Brighton electro-pop and dance music festival has been given the go-ahead to move to a new location. This year’s Shakedown Festival is set to take place at Waterhall in Patcham on Saturday 19 July. Organisers of the festival were granted landlord’s consent to...
Posted On 25 Jan 2014 at 5:03 pm
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Hove shooting victim’s nephew was also hit by a bullet

A jury was shown the bullet-damaged wallet of a Brighton man who came under fire in a Hove street. The wallet was in Kelmed Murataj’s pocket when it stopped the 9mm bullet. Mr Murataj was the nephew of father of two Xhem Krasniqi, 31, who was shot dead in Selborne Road, off...
Posted On 24 Jan 2014 at 9:41 pm

Brighton lorry crash pensioner seriously injured in hospital

An 89-year old pedestrian is in hospital after being seriously injured when he was hit by a lorry in Brighton. The pensioner, from Woodingdean, was hurt in the accident in West Street, Brighton, on Wednesday (22 January). Sussex Police said yesterday (Thursday 23 January): “He...
Posted On 24 Jan 2014 at 8:29 am

Fire starts in bedroom at Hove nursing home

A fire started in the bedroom of a Hove nursing home in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 23 January). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that the blaze was reported just after 4.40am. It started in a bin in a resident’s room at the Asher Nursing Home in Wilbury...
Posted On 23 Jan 2014 at 8:26 am

Brighton MP teases UKIP over spoof Shipping Forecast at Prime Minister’s Questions

Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby latched on to a popular spoof shipping forecast at Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons today (Wednesday 22 January). The mock BBC Radio forecast makes fun of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and one of its councillors, David...
Posted On 22 Jan 2014 at 9:00 pm