Guerrilla gardeners hit Brighton pavements

A group of guerrilla gardeners have made it their mission to brighten up Brighton pavements by planting flowers underneath roadside trees. Communitree has started in Fiveways with these blooms planted round trees in Stanford Avenue and Rugby Road. And it is asking for the...
Posted On 26 Aug 2014 at 10:17 pm
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Race to recruit a lollipop lady

Portslade parents have just four days to recruit a lollipop lady – or man – after successfully campaigning for the post to be funded. Parents of pupils at St Peter’s School lobbied Brighton and Hove City Council to fund a school crossing patrol, which was...
Posted On 26 Aug 2014 at 6:30 pm
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Hat trick of Brighton power cuts is just bad luck coming in threes

The three extensive power cuts to have hit Brighton in the last few weeks are not connected, UK Power Networks says. Last night’s half-hour outage to 800 customers in East Brighton followed another in the same area which affected 2,000 homes on August 6. And on July 31,...
Posted On 26 Aug 2014 at 4:51 pm
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Rogue landlord’s Hanover HMO reported to council

A rogue landlord has been reported after renting out a house in Hanover to six people without the right licence. A neighbour spotted the house in Jersey Street being used as a house of multiple occupation (HMO) which means it must be registered with Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 26 Aug 2014 at 2:59 pm
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Council contractor’s bad parking caught on camera

A council contractor has been caught in the act blocking access by parking on a pavement. The Wettons van was snapped this morning parking opposite the toilet block in Black Lion Street. It was promptly reported to the council by the @Spaces4Disabled Twitter account which said:...
Posted On 26 Aug 2014 at 2:56 pm
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Man treated for smoke inhalation after high rise kitchen fire

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called out at 3.28pm yesterday to reports of a fire in a high rise building in Brighton. It was on the 7th floor of a block of flats on Hereford Street in Kemp Town. Crews from Preston Circus, Roedean and Hove attended. There was a fire in...
Posted On 26 Aug 2014 at 1:24 pm
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Brighton serial shoplifter jailed

A Brighton man has been jailed for repeatedly stealing and failing to respond to a community service order. Mark Chapman, 28, of Stanstead Crescent, Woodingdean, stole four bottles of whisky worth £56 from the Co-op in London Road, Brighton. He was caught stealing meat worth £30...
Posted On 26 Aug 2014 at 12:55 pm

A few days remain to comment on extended parking zones in Hove

People living in half a dozen streets in Hove have a few days left to comment on plans for a residents’ parking scheme. The two options include a light-touch scheme, extended from neighbouring roads to those near Wish Park, with restrictions twice a day for an hour. Or a new zone...
Posted On 26 Aug 2014 at 11:32 am

Brighton hospital aims to improve care for blind and deaf patients

Staff at Brighton and Hove’s busiest hospital are being offered help and training to improve the care that they provide for blind and deaf patients. A workshop has been scheduled for staff at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, in Eastern Road, Brighton. It will be held on Tuesday...
Posted On 26 Aug 2014 at 11:05 am

Albion sign Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner

Brighton and Hove Albion have completed the signing of Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner on loan until Thursday 1 January 2015.The 22-year-old completed his medical at Albion’s Swindon hotel base late last night before signing paperwork this morning. And he is available...
Posted On 26 Aug 2014 at 10:31 am
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