Brighton to host teams competing in Rugby World Cup next year

Two international teams competing in next year’s Rugby World Cup will be using Brighton locations as their base. The Prince Regent Swimming pool will be used by the Samoans who will be based at Brighton University during their stay here next autumn. And the Japanese team...
Posted On 26 Aug 2014 at 10:26 am
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Brighton pub to become hostel if planners agree tomorrow

A Brighton pub is expected to become an 18-room hostel if planners approve an application due to be decided tomorrow (Wednesday 27 August). The applicant, Tim Martin, who runs Tim Martin Interiors, of Adelaide Crescent, Hove, wants to convert the three-storey Toby Inn, in Cowley...
Posted On 26 Aug 2014 at 10:03 am

Brighton domestic abuse charity to hold 20th anniversary ball

The Brighton domestic abuse charity Rise is to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a fundraising ball at the American Express Community Stadium. The evening includes a four-course dinner and entertainment and is due to take place at the Falmer stadium – home to Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 26 Aug 2014 at 8:09 am

Gatwick Express Brighton services cancelled this week as London Bridge closure affects rail travel

The Gatwick Express will not run from Brighton this week as a result of the closure of London Bridge station. Commuters have been warned that all services across the network are likely to be busy. No Southern and First Capital Connect services will call at the station until...
Posted On 26 Aug 2014 at 7:50 am
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Almost 3cm of rain falls on Sussex coast

Today’s Bank Holiday Monday in Brighton and Hove was officially a washout with more than an inch of rain falling during the day. The Newhaven Weather Station Twitter account said that by 10.30pm it had recorded 29.5mm of rain today. Temp: 16.1 (15.2/16.9)°C. Apparant...
Posted On 25 Aug 2014 at 10:45 pm
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Power cut hits 800 east Brighton homes for second time in a month

A power cut hit 800 households in Kemp Town and Whitehawk tonight. Power was interrupted at about 9pm in households around Sussex Square, Manor Way, Brighton Marina and surrounding areas. Firefighters from Roedean Fire Station were called to an electrical substation in Whitehawk...
Posted On 25 Aug 2014 at 9:25 pm
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Investigation launched after allegations of racism by Ebbsfleet supporters outside Whitehawk FC ground

An investigation has been launched into an alleged racist incident outside Whitehawk FC’s ground by a supporter of Ebbsfleet United. Whitehawk beat Ebbsfleet 1-0 at The Enclosed Ground in East Brighton Park on Saturday afternoon. Following the game, a Whitehawk supporter...
Posted On 25 Aug 2014 at 12:51 pm
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Angler airlifted to hospital after suspected heart attack at sea

An angler was airlifted to hospital after having a suspected heart attack while fishing off the Brighton coast this weekend. The fisherman was on board the Ocean Warrior III, which runs chartered fishing trips from Newhaven, when he became unconscious for ten minutes. The...
Posted On 25 Aug 2014 at 10:10 am
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Warning of “unpleasant” weather with up to 3cm of rain forecast

As much as 3cm of rain could fall over Brighton and Hove today according to the Met Office. A severe weather warning is in place, which predicts at least 1.5cm of rain across much of England and Wales today, rising to 3cm in places. The Chief Forecaster says the day’s...
Posted On 25 Aug 2014 at 9:24 am
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Brighton Rock star Richard Attenborough dies

Richard Attenborough, star of Brighton Rock and director of Oh! What a Lovely War, has died aged 90. Lord Attenborough, who was also chancellor of the University of Sussex, passed away in a nursing home yesterday lunchtime. Earlier this year, his brother Sir David Attenborough,...
Posted On 25 Aug 2014 at 7:57 am
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