Des Lynam visits his old Brighton school

A group of former Varndean Boys’ Grammar School students, including the television presenter Des Lynam, have visited Varndean College. They took a look at how things had changed since they did their O levels at the school 55 years ago. They spoke to current staff and students and...
Posted On 04 Jun 2014 at 1:00 pm

Suspected Brighton doorstep conman due in court

A 26-year-old Sussex man is due to appear before Brighton magistrates this morning (Wednesday 4 June) accused of carrying out three distraction burglaries in the area. He was arrested yesterday (Tuesday 3 June) by officers from Sussex Police. The force has been investigating a...
Posted On 04 Jun 2014 at 11:31 am

Union criticises privatisation of Brighton and Hove homes for people with learning disabilities

A proposal to privatise seven homes in Brighton and Hove for people with learning disabilities has come under fire from the trade union Unison. If the proposal is agreed, Brighton and Hove City Council will consult families, carers and the people with learning disabilities who...
Posted On 03 Jun 2014 at 11:17 pm

Four Brighton and Hove drink drive arrests on first weekend of annual summer crackdown

Three people from Brighton and Hove have been arrested for drink driving in the first few days of the annual summer crackdown by Sussex Police. A fourth person – a Londoner – was arrested in Brighton after his car mounted a kerb in the early hours of Sunday morning (1 June)....
Posted On 03 Jun 2014 at 1:42 pm

Saltdean Lido operator invites public to see behind the scenes

The company behind the £5 million refurbishment of Saltdean Lido is inviting the public to take a tour behind the scenes this weekend. The Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company (CIC) said that it was opening the gates to the public on Saturday (7 June) for the first time in...
Posted On 03 Jun 2014 at 9:59 am

European election result offers lessons for Brighton and Hove

The rise of the Greens in Brighton and Hove offers lessons to those ready to dismiss UKIP’s advances too lightly Supporters of the three main political parties in Brighton and Hove could be forgiven for thinking that the European election result locally bucked the wider regional,...
Posted On 03 Jun 2014 at 6:35 am

Enterprise Inns sells ‘protected’ Brighton pub

By Tatiana Aversa Sanchez The Rose Hill Tavern has been sold by the pub company Enterprise Inns. The 144-year-old pub in Rose Hill Terrace, Brighton, closed on Sunday 18 May and was sold on Friday 23 May. It changed hands just after Brighton and Hove City Council tried to delay...
Posted On 02 Jun 2014 at 5:20 pm

Two men in ski masks force their way into Mile Oak home

Two men wearing ski masks forced their way into a house in Mile Oak and demanded money. Sussex Police said that the aggravated burglary happened late on Thursday night (29 May). The force said: “Around 11pm two suspects knocked on the door of a property in Mile Oak Road. “One of...
Posted On 02 Jun 2014 at 1:12 pm

Portslade school given improved report by education watchdog

A primary school in Portslade has been given an improved report by Ofsted, the government’s official education watchdog. St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, in Church Road, Portslade, has been rated as good – the second best out of four grades – up from “requires improvement”....
Posted On 02 Jun 2014 at 9:25 am

Mayor opens refurbished Portslade Town Hall

Brighton and Hove mayor Brian Fitch opened the newly refurbished Portslade Town Hall yesterday (Wednesday 11 June). The building is home to the Victoria Road Housing Office and the Sussex Police Neighbourhood Policing Team. Brighton and Hove City Council leader Jason Kitcat said:...
Posted On 01 Jun 2014 at 9:41 pm