Brighton bus named in honour of late Primal Scream founder Robert ‘Throb’ Young

Brighton and Hove Buses has named one of its fleet after the late Primal Scream founder Robert “Throb” Young, who died at his home in Hove earlier this month. The 251 Dennis Dart was given the name on Tuesday 23 September to mark the guitarist’s funeral, with...
Posted On 29 Sep 2014 at 7:11 am

Bishop of Arundel and Brighton resigns

The Bishop of Arundel and Brighton Kieran Conry has resigned. The bishop said in a statement to be read in all churches in the diocese this weekend: “I am sorry to confess that, going back some years, I have been unfaithful to my promises as a Catholic priest. “I would like to...
Posted On 28 Sep 2014 at 12:30 am

Brighton & Hove Albion: Seagulls pick up a point at Forest

Nottingham Forest 0 Brighton and Hove Albion 0 Brighton and Hove Albion earned a point at the City Ground which cost unbeaten Nottingham Forest their place at the top of the Championship. Michael Mancienne might have nicked all three points for the hosts right at the death but...
Posted On 27 Sep 2014 at 9:36 pm

Brighton MP speaks out against air strikes in Iraq

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas voted against air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq after a debate in the House of Commons yesterday (Friday 26 September). The Green MP asked David Cameron: “Will the Prime Minister recognise that killing extremists does not kill their...
Posted On 27 Sep 2014 at 6:19 pm

Police helicopter joins search for Brighton hit and run driver

Police are searching Brighton for a driver who crashed into parked cars and then drove off. The crash happened in the Hollingdean area of the city at about 3.15pm today. A police spokesman said nobody was injured in the crash. 27/9 1530 #Hollingdene with @sussex_police searching...
Posted On 27 Sep 2014 at 3:31 pm

Brighton football charity offers coaching for boys and girls

Albion in the Community is running a Saturday Soccer Club offering weekly coaching sessions for boys and girls aged 5 to 14 years old across Brighton and Hove. The charity said that coaching sessions would encourage children to learn and develop ball skills and are led by...
Posted On 27 Sep 2014 at 2:48 pm

Brighton mother thanks the thousands who responded to bone marrow donor plea

A Brighton mother who needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life has thanked the thousands of people who responded to her plea for a donor. But complications in Nikki Braterman’s condition have meant that she and her husband Geoff have stepped back from active campaigning to...
Posted On 27 Sep 2014 at 10:11 am

Two police officers suspended after death of woman who collapsed in Brighton hotel

Two police officers have been suspended after the death of a woman who collapsed in a Brighton hotel. Clare Cruttenden, 30, was visited at her home in St Leonards on Monday 17 February by officers after an aggravated burglary. The next day she was reported missing and was...
Posted On 27 Sep 2014 at 7:39 am

Brighton and Hove Labour Party spells out 10 key pledges

Labour has spelt out 10 key pledges that the party hopes will help it to win the local elections next year. They were set out at an event on Brighton seafront attended by candidates and party members. Warren Morgan, leader of the opposition Labour group on Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 26 Sep 2014 at 7:10 pm

Headbangers gear up for Brighton’s first heavy rock festival

Headbangers are gearing up for Brighton’s first heavy rock festival which is being held at the Racecourse tomorrow (Saturday 27 September). The Breakout Festival includes more than two dozen rock and metal bands, including some local acts, appearing on three stages. Aspiring...
Posted On 26 Sep 2014 at 6:28 pm