GCSE rule changes hit benchmark performance at some Brighton and Hove schools

Rule changes affected benchmark GCSE performance at some of the schools in Brighton and Hove as thousands of students celebrated excellent results. Among the state schools the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) was the only one to record an improvement in the benchmark of...
Posted On 21 Aug 2014 at 3:56 pm

BACA celebrates four years of improving GCSE results

The Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) said that GCSE results had improved for the fourth year running. The proportion of pupils achieving five good GCSEs – graded A* to C including English and maths – rose to 48 per cent from 46 per cent last year. Changes to the rules...
Posted On 21 Aug 2014 at 12:34 pm

Two men attacked after night out on Brighton seafront

Two men were attacked after a night out on Sunday morning in Brighton. The two men and a woman left the Volks Tavern on Madeira Drive around 7am and one of the men, a 29-year-old from Hove, went up the steps onto Marine Parade where he was approached by a group of men. They stole...
Posted On 21 Aug 2014 at 12:16 pm
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Stonework falls from dangerous Brighton building

Firefighters were called to reports of falling masonry at a building at a terraced building in Seven Dials yesterday evening. Crews from Preston Circus were called at 8.17pm to an address on Vernon Terrace. When they arrived, they found stonework on the fourth floor of the...
Posted On 21 Aug 2014 at 11:17 am
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Brighton firefighters make loose stonework safe – four floors up

Firefighters from Brighton were called out to deal with a dangerous structure – and found themselves making stonework safe four floors up. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that the call-out to a property in the Seven Dials area came just after 8.15pm yesterday (Wednesday...
Posted On 21 Aug 2014 at 10:59 am

Brighton man accused of ramming police cars during chase

A Brighton man accused of ramming police cars in a stolen car and attacking an officer has been remanded in custody until he faces a crown court judge. Billy Aylott, 25, of Chesham Street, Kemp Town, faces seven charges, five of them relating to a chase last Thursday (14 August)....
Posted On 21 Aug 2014 at 9:43 am

Taxi and car crash on Ditchling Road

A taxi and a car are reported to have crashed on the Ditchling Road this morning. Police were called at 9.09am to the collision, which they are now attending. More details as we get them. LIKE WHAT WE DO? HELP US TO DO MORE OF IT BY DONATING HERE. And don't forget to sign up to...
Posted On 21 Aug 2014 at 9:24 am
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In pictures: work on seafront arches continues

Engineers are still hard at work to repair seafront arches after investigations revealed work was needed to repair more arches than first thought. Yesterday, Brighton and Hove City Council announced that the works will now take until early November to complete. These pictures...
Posted On 21 Aug 2014 at 9:18 am
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Brighton gets first bitcoin ATM

Brighton’s first bitcoin ATM is being installed in a cafe in The Lanes today. The machine, which allows you to buy bitcoins using banknotes, will be unveiled at the Marwood Cafe on Ship Street later today. What’s the point? Well firstly, it will allow you to buy a...
Posted On 21 Aug 2014 at 8:57 am
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Hove Park School says GCSE results show benefits of focusing on progress for all

Hove Park School said that its GCSE results showed “huge leaps forward” in pupil progress. And disadvantaged pupils performed particularly well, with the most able students also surpassing expectations. The proportion of students achieving five GCSEs graded A* to C, including...
Posted On 21 Aug 2014 at 6:06 am