Another Little Oaks nursery told to make urgent improvements

Another Little Oaks nursery has been warned by inspectors it must make urgent improvements. The Islingword Road branch of the nursery chain was visited by Ofsted last month after being rated inadequate last November. Inspector Mara Conroy said it had not yet done enough to stop...
Posted On 24 Feb 2015 at 3:09 pm

EDL announce replacement March for England demo in Brighton

EDL has called on its members to hold a demonstration in Brighton on Saturday, April 18 – reportedly to fill the void left by the March for England. The far-right organisation named Brighton as one of three places it is holding national demonstrations this spring. The...
Posted On 24 Feb 2015 at 2:57 pm

One in four Brighton and Hove adults are smokers

One in four adults in Brighton and Hove are still smoking, well above the UK average of 18%. The figures have been highlighted by the British Heart Foundation ahead of No Smoking Day on March 11. Studies have found that smokers are four times more likely to succeed in quitting...
Posted On 24 Feb 2015 at 12:40 pm

Resource goddess is top UK volunteer

Cat Fletcher, the “resource goddess” behind the University of Brighton’s Waste House, today was named by the Prime Minister as one of Britain’s top volunteers. Cat, university volunteer, Reuse Manager for Brighton and Hove City Council and co-founder of FREEGLE, the UK’s largest...
Posted On 24 Feb 2015 at 12:26 pm

Spanish anglophile has West Pier tattoo on his arm

A Spanish man has got a large tattoo of the West Pier on his arm after falling in love with it during a trip to Brighton. Ivan David Sánchez, 37, became an Anglophile after studing English as a break from his “dull” call centre job in Barcelona. He decided to take a...
Posted On 24 Feb 2015 at 12:08 pm

Hove nursery failed to pay former apprentice minimum wage

A Hove nursery has been named and shamed by the Government for failing to pay one of its staff the minimum wage after her apprenticeship ended. But the owner of Young Friends Nursery in Holland Road has hit back, saying it was a genuine mistake and contracts were now rewritten as...
Posted On 24 Feb 2015 at 8:24 am

Medics save life of Brighton and Hove Albion fan

Medics saved the life a 73-year-old football fan at Brighton and Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium on Saturday (21 February). Albion chief executive Paul Barber paid tribute to the club’s safety and stewarding team, St John Ambulance and South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb)...
Posted On 23 Feb 2015 at 7:25 pm

Brighton and Hove charity shortlisted for national award

A Brighton and Hove charity has been shortlisted for a national award. Mascot has been recognised for the innovative support that it provides for local parents and carers of children and young people with autism. The parent-led group is one of three organisations to be...
Posted On 23 Feb 2015 at 7:01 pm

Have you seen Hove rape suspect? Police publish picture

Detectives are trying to track down a man suspected of raping a 15-year-old girl in Hove. They have published a photograph of the suspect, Obaidullah Shenwari, who is also accused of carrying out a serious sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl. Sussex Police said: “Police in...
Posted On 23 Feb 2015 at 5:23 pm

Brighton-born batsman unable to thwart England’s cricketers at World Cup

Brighton-born batsman Matt Machan was unable to thwart England at the Cricket World Cup in New Zealand overnight. The 24-year-old Sussex left-hander managed just five runs off seven balls for Scotland before Jos Buttler caught him off Steven Finn’s bowling. Machan, who qualifies...
Posted On 23 Feb 2015 at 5:09 am