Hospitals stars recognised at Brighton awards celebration

Health chiefs paid tribute to dozens of unsung heroes at the Hospital Star Awards in Brighton last night (Tuesday 25 November). Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust chief executive Matthew Kershaw said that it had been “uplifting and humbling” to hear what was said...
Posted On 26 Nov 2014 at 11:45 pm

Police seek owner of chalice found in Brighton

A chalice has been recovered by police in Brighton and they are now trying to trace its owner. Officers believe that it may have been taken from a church or similar establishment. Sussex Police said: “The yellow metal chalice, which has purple beaded jewels on it in a cross...
Posted On 26 Nov 2014 at 10:51 pm

Boy, 5, knocked over by ambulance outside Brighton hospital

A five-year-old boy was knocked over by an ambulance outside the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 25 November). The boy was taken to the nearby Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department where he was treated for minor injuries. The road was...
Posted On 26 Nov 2014 at 12:55 pm

Bent joins Brighton and Hove Albion on month-long loan

Darren Bent has signed for Brighton and Hove Albion until the end of the year. The club said that it had “completed the signing of 30-year-old striker Darren Bent from Aston Villa on an initial month’s loan until the end of December”. London-born Bent passed a medical at the...
Posted On 26 Nov 2014 at 12:14 pm

New Brighton theatre to open with the Treason Show

Brighton’s newest theatre, the Rialto, is to open with a performance of the Treason Show. The satire and topical comedy show, directed by Mark Brailsford, will be staged at the Rialto on Thursday 4 December, with two other acts booked for the next day and the day after. Marilyn...
Posted On 26 Nov 2014 at 10:28 am

Labour candidates pledge to make Brighton and Hove safer

Two Labour politicians pledged to make Brighton and Hove a safer place when they announced their party’s “safeguarding contract” yesterday (Tuesday 25 November). Purna Sen, who is standing for Parliament in Brighton Pavilion, and Councillor Emma Daniel, who aims to hold her...
Posted On 26 Nov 2014 at 8:23 am

Saltdean Lido campaigners celebrate after winning £50k in People’s Millions

The Saltdean Lido has been given £49,500 after a public vote run by the television company ITV. The Lido won the money on the People’s Millions, an ITV programme produced in conjunction with the Big Lottery Fund. The Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company (CIC) said: “Th...
Posted On 25 Nov 2014 at 10:15 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion – Seagulls swoop for Villa star

By Tim Hodges The Albion are rumoured to be close to signing Aston Villa striker Darren Bent. The story has been reported in various media outlets including a reliable source on popular fans forum Northstandchat. London-born Bent has played more than a dozen times for England,...
Posted On 25 Nov 2014 at 9:44 pm

Housing chief sacked by Brighton and Hove City Council

Housing chief Jugal Sharma has been sacked by Brighton and Hove City Council for gross misconduct after a whistleblower prompted an £18 million fraud investigation. Mr Sharma, 53, of Holland Road, Hove, was dismissed as head of housing after facing a disciplinary panel made up of...
Posted On 25 Nov 2014 at 9:00 pm

Brighton and Hove councillors put latest 20mph speed limit plans on hold

Plans to bring in 20mph speed limits in Hangleton, Mile Oak, Ovingdean, Rottingdean, Saltdean, Woodingdean and the Medina Terrace area of Hove have been put on hold. Members of Brighton and Hove City Council voted to defer a discussion of phase 3 of the programme until the new...
Posted On 25 Nov 2014 at 4:43 pm