Labour calls for urgent meeting over closure of Brighton seafront terraces

A senior member of the new ruling Labour group has called for an urgent meeting over the closure of the Madeira Terraces on Brighton seafront. Councillor Gill Mitchell, deputy leader of the Labour group on Brighton and Hove City Council, is raising the issue after local...
Posted On 21 May 2015 at 11:14 am

Southern train drivers vote to strike over pay

Train drivers working for Southern have voted overwhelmingly to go on strike in a dispute over pay. Their union, ASLEF, announced the result yesterday (Wednesday 20 May), rejecting a pay offer from the company. Today representatives from the union are due to meet bosses from...
Posted On 21 May 2015 at 7:37 am

Brighton children in good voice to welcome Rugby World Cup team

Children from a Brighton school have been chosen to welcome one of the teams taking part in the Rugby World Cup. Westdene Primary School Boys Choir is one of 20 to have been selected to be part of the tournament’s official welcome ceremonies in September. The school’s music...
Posted On 21 May 2015 at 7:10 am

Brighton student to climb Kilimanjaro for meningitis charity

An 18-year-old student from Brighton is to climb Africa’s tallest mountain to raise money for a meningitis research charity. Joshua Bond, who is studying accounting and finance at Kent University, hopes to raise £3,000 for the Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) by trekking up...
Posted On 20 May 2015 at 6:31 pm

Major delays on Brighton main line follow emergency works at Haywards Heath

Brighton commuters are facing delays of up to an hour this morning because of emergency engineering works at Haywards Heath. A broken rail was reported at about 8am. UPDATE – Work to repair the rail was completed at about 11.40am – almost two hours after the initial...
Posted On 20 May 2015 at 8:06 am

Brighton hospital trust praised for breastfeeding success

The main hospital trust for Brighton and Hove has been recognised for its success in encouraging mothers to breastfeed their newborn babies. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has been named in the top ten of maternity services in the country for encouraging and...
Posted On 20 May 2015 at 6:49 am

Profits rise for Brighton night club owner

The owner of Brighton’s biggest night club Pryzm has reported a rise in profits in the year to the end of February. It made £3.7 million profit before tax, up from £3.4 million, on turnover of £93 million, up from £88 million. Luminar, which is renaming itself Deltic, spen...
Posted On 20 May 2015 at 2:06 am

Man arrested over Range Rover thefts in Hove

A man has been arrested over the theft of two Range Rovers stolen from outside a house in Hove. Sussex Police said: “Police are questioning a 23-year-old man after two Range Rovers were stolen from the driveway of a house in Hove and driven away. “At about 10.20pm on Monday (18...
Posted On 19 May 2015 at 10:29 pm

Judge sets new date to sentence Brighton hospital trust in legionella case

The trust that runs Brighton and Hove’s biggest hospital will be sentenced next month over its failure to control the legionella bacteria in its water supply. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust was taken to court yesterday (Monday 18 May) by the Health and Safety...
Posted On 19 May 2015 at 10:22 pm

Health visitor struck off after failing to spot baby’s bruising

A Hove health visitor has been struck off this month after an investigation into a pair of baby twins’ injuries uncovered a catalogue of shortcomings on her part. The five-month-old twins were taken into police protection in November 2012 after being taken to A&E with...
Posted On 19 May 2015 at 5:45 pm