Hundreds turn out for Brighton domestic violence charity fundraiser

Hundreds of people turned out for a charity fundraising event for the Brighton domestic violence charity Rise. The event, called End Of, was held at Hove Town Hall and raised more than £15,000. The performances included a poem read by the newspaper columnist Suzanne Moore, a song...
Posted On 29 Apr 2014 at 9:32 pm

Brighton and Hove council spends £11.5k just on recruiting new bins boss

The recruitment of the person tasked with preventing further city-wide bin strikes is costing the taxpayer £11,500.
Posted On 29 Apr 2014 at 9:21 pm
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Brighton Spiegeltent lands on Old Steine

The Spiegeltent has made its appearance on the Old Steine ahead of this year’s Brighton Festival and Fringe. What does the Spiegeltent mean to you? For us it means the start of summer. — Brighton Spiegeltent (@BSpiegeltent) April 29, 2014 The tent...
Posted On 29 Apr 2014 at 9:13 pm
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Two people face Brighton court charged with racist abuse

Two people from Portslade face court after being charged with being racially abusive in separate incidents. On Thursday (1 May) Steven Kelsey, 30, of Meadow Close, Portslade, will appear before Brighton magistrates after an incident in Hove. Kelsey is accused of shouting racist...
Posted On 29 Apr 2014 at 3:24 pm

Two buses stuck as crane blocks Westdene road

A crane blocked Copse Hill and Eldred Avenue in Westdene today, leading to serious traffic disruption and two stuck buses. Brighton and Hove buses says it cannot serve the Westdene area with the 27 service as a result. The bus company said: “It would appear crane has swung...
Posted On 29 Apr 2014 at 12:57 pm
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Brighton at night – from the air

This is a view of Brighton you don’t often see: The beautiful picture of a twinkly Brighton seafront was taken by Oxfordshire-based Benson police helicopter while helping Sussex Police late on Sunday night during a pre-planned intelligence gathering flight. The helicopter...
Posted On 29 Apr 2014 at 9:45 am
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Brighton gallery saved by £15,000 donation from supporters

By Jenni Davidson A Brighton art gallery has been saved from closure by £15,000 in donations from its supporters. The ONCA Gallery in St George’s Place, Brighton, turned to fundraising website Kickstarter to raise much-needed funds when it was unable to make ends meet. The...
Posted On 28 Apr 2014 at 11:32 pm
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Concerns raised about cleaning at Brighton hospital dialysis unit

Concerns have been raised with the cleaning contractor Sodexo at a Brighton hospital after three kidney dialysis patients suffered an unexplained infection. They were among six renal patients to have suffered from an infection known as vancomycin resistant enterococcus (VRE) at...
Posted On 28 Apr 2014 at 7:15 pm

Attacker bites off part of man’s ear in Brighton

A 24-year-old man had part of his left ear bitten off after being attacked by two men in central Brighton. He was attacked shortly after 12.30am on Sunday 30 March near the junction of New Road and North Street, Brighton. The victim was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital...
Posted On 28 Apr 2014 at 12:22 pm

Brighton hospital to start work in preparation for £420m revamp

Preparations are due to start next week for the £420 million revamp of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. The work is planned even though the government has not yet signed off the business case for the project. The project team want to be able to hit the ground running...
Posted On 28 Apr 2014 at 4:55 am