Storm-damaged St Luke’s pool to stay closed until October

Storm damage to St Luke’s pool has given the council the opportunity to restore its Victorian roof to its original glory. The pool’s roof was badly damaged in the January storms, and the pool has been closed since. But the council-appointed contractor began work on...
Posted On 07 Aug 2014 at 10:20 am
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Can you help clear Queen’s Park Pond?

Queen’s Park pond has been once again been covered with a blanket of green duckweed and algae, and volunteers are needed to help clear some of it. The Friends of Queen’s Park is calling on people to come and make new pond cages for water plants – and clear some...
Posted On 07 Aug 2014 at 9:51 am
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Man found bleeding and unconscious on Brighton seafront

Police are appealing to anyone who might have information about a man who was found unconscious on Brighton seafront. The 20-year-old man was found outside Harvester on Madeira Drive around 1.20am this morning with a head injury. Detective sergeant Simon Dunn said: “A...
Posted On 07 Aug 2014 at 9:03 am
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Council contractor Mears ‘threatens to derecognise unions’

Brighton and Hove City Council’s biggest contractor Mears intends to derecognise unions after they refused to sign away the right to negotiate pay and conditions, the GMB says. The dispute arose earlier this year when Mears, which has the council’s housing maintenance...
Posted On 07 Aug 2014 at 7:49 am
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Goodbye, Dolly! Hundreds attend actress Dora Bryan’s funeral in Brighton

As the coffin of actress Dora Bryan was carried into St George’s Church in Kemp Town yesterday (Wednesday 6 August), she could be heard singing Hello, Dolly! And laughter mixed with tears as tributes were paid to the 91-year-old who died at the Royal Sussex hospital two weeks ago...
Posted On 07 Aug 2014 at 7:36 am