Police helicopter searches for stolen Brighton motorbike

The police helicopter hovered above Brighton and Hove for several hours today, first in search of a stolen motorbike and then to help with a dangerous driving arrest. The chopper, NPAS Redhill, flew over Hanover, Kemp Town, the North Laine, Seven Dials and the city centre –...
Posted On 26 Nov 2015 at 1:09 pm

Royal Sussex’s chief exec steps down

The chief executive of the trust which runs Brighton’s Royal Sussex County Hospital has announced he will be leaving at Christmas to move to Kent. Matthew Kershaw, who has been chief executive of the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals for three years, says his time...
Posted On 26 Nov 2015 at 12:07 pm

Tragic Whitehawk teenager to be remembered at charity event

By Taraneh Fathalian The family of a Brighton teenager who died in a car crash last year are holding a charity event in his memory this Sunday. Alex Jackson died aged just 19 when the car he was travelling in crashed on Warren Road by the racehill a year ago tomorrow. The driver...
Posted On 26 Nov 2015 at 11:19 am

Ditchling post office robbed at knifepoint

Police are seeking a man who robbed staff of cash at knifepoint at the post office in Ditchling yesterday afternoon. At about 2.15pm on Wednesday a member of staff at Ditchling Post Office, in Lewes Road, Ditchling, was approached by the man who threatened him with a knife and...
Posted On 26 Nov 2015 at 10:52 am

Brighton and Hove park rangers informed jobs are at risk by text message

The council has apologised after Brighton and Hove park rangers were informed their jobs were at threat by text message yesterday. The Cityparks department is set to lose six of its nine rangers under plans in the draft budget set to be published later today – just a few of...
Posted On 26 Nov 2015 at 10:26 am

Brighton i360 joins forces with British Airways

The Brighton i360 has teamed up with British Airways in a five-year deal. The partnership has echoes of the deal that marked the opening of the London Eye designed by the same architects Marks Barfield. The British Airways i360 is due to open next summer with the airline expected...
Posted On 26 Nov 2015 at 9:51 am

Brighton and Hove council says finances are back on track

Strict controls have helped put Brighton and Hove City Council’s finances back on track, according to a report published yesterday (Wednesday 25 November). The report – to the council’s Policy and Resources Committee on Thursday 3 December – sets out a significantly improved...
Posted On 26 Nov 2015 at 2:18 am

Brighton Green MP criticises Chancellor’s autumn statement

The Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, Caroline Lucas, has criticised the autumn statement by the Conservative Chancellor George Osborne. She said that the Conservative Party had abandoned green commitments, local services and the NHS in favour of short-sighted further budgetary...
Posted On 26 Nov 2015 at 1:54 am

Watchdog rates six out of eight Brighton and Hove GP surgeries as good

The official health watchdog has rated six out of eight family doctors’ surgeries in Brighton and Hove as good. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published eight inspection reports since bringing in a new inspection regime for general practitioners (GPs) a year ago. The CQC...
Posted On 26 Nov 2015 at 1:30 am

Hundreds of youngsters join 999 crews for road safety event at Brighton’s football stadium

Hundreds of youngsters from Brighton and Hove are due to attend a road safety event at the Amex Community Stadium in Falmer tomorrow (Friday 27 November). The 16 to 24-year-olds will hear from families who have lost loved ones in car crashes. They will also see a demonstration...
Posted On 26 Nov 2015 at 1:01 am
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