More solar panels being installed at Portslade end of Shoreham Harbour

Workers have started installing solar panels on the roof of another shed at the Portslade end of Shoreham Harbour. Brighton Energy Co-op, the organisation behind the project, said: “This 200kWp system will cover an east-west roof on the south side of the port and generate more...
Posted On 23 Jun 2014 at 6:05 pm

Brighton pitch and putt course to become nature reserve

A disused pitch and putt course in Brighton looks likely to be absorbed into a neighbouring nature reserve. A proposal has been put forward to include the Rottingdean Pitch and Putt as part of the Beacon Hill Nature Reserve. The Friends of Beacon Hill Nature Reserve submitted a...
Posted On 23 Jun 2014 at 4:53 pm

Hove school loses 152 iPads worth £37k in burglary

A burglar or burglars stole 152 iPads worth £37,000 from a school in Hove on Friday night (20 June) or Saturday morning (21 June) Sussex Police said that the iPads were being stored in readiness for next term at Hove Park School in Hangleton Way, Hove. The force said that the...
Posted On 22 Jun 2014 at 11:54 pm

Hove swimmer dies despite best efforts of seafront lifeguards to save him

Lifeguards pulled a swimmer from the sea in Hove after he was spotted face down in the water but they were unable to save him. The man, reported to be in his sixties, was brought ashore near the King Alfred Leisure Centre just after 2pm on Friday (20 June). Efforts to revive him...
Posted On 22 Jun 2014 at 11:41 pm

Brighton care home invites public in for national open day

By Tatiana Aversa Sanchez Maycroft Manor care home in Brighton opened its doors to the wider community to allow members of the public to find out more about care homes and their standards. A sizzling fruit barbeque, afternoon tea and live jazz music were among the entertainment...
Posted On 22 Jun 2014 at 1:48 pm

Britain’s biggest sports festival starts in Brighton today

Take Part – billed as Britain’s biggest festival of sport – starts today (Saturday 21 June) in Preston Park in Brighton. Dozens of taster sessions, demonstrations and displays mark the opening of the two-week festival aimed at encouraging people to become more active. Preston...
Posted On 21 Jun 2014 at 10:57 am

Police issue warning about sheep worrying

Sussex Police issued a warning about sheep worrying around Telscombe Tye yesterday (Friday 20 June). The force warned owners that their dogs could be shot by farmers if they were worrying sheep. And it highlighted the case of a dog owner who was ordered to pay a farmer £600 last...
Posted On 21 Jun 2014 at 8:41 am

Broken down train delays commuters heading home to Brighton and Hove

A broken down train is delaying commuters as they head home to Brighton, Hove and Portslade this evening (Friday 20 June). The train packed up at Lancing, affecting passengers on West Coastway services. The train company Southern said: “Train services are currently unable to run...
Posted On 20 Jun 2014 at 6:45 pm

Former Whitehawk footballer jailed for match-fixing

Former Whitehawk footballer Michael Boateng has been jailed today (Friday 20 June) for 16 months for his part in a match-fixing conspiracy. In the same case two Singaporean men, Krishna Ganeshan and Chann Sankaran, were both sent to prison for five years by Judge Melbourne Inman...
Posted On 20 Jun 2014 at 6:08 pm

Brighton college sheds more than 50 jobs but with no compulsory redundancies

More than 50 staff at City College Brighton and Hove are to take voluntary redundancy. The job losses – the equivalent of 51 full-time staff – come as the college tries to save £1.5 million from its budget. The savings will be achieved without the need to make compulsory...
Posted On 20 Jun 2014 at 9:33 am