Brighton mainline 2 campaigners optimistic as feasibility report delayed until autumn

A Government report into the feasibilty of creating a second Brighton mainline by reopening the Lewes to Uckfield branch has been delayed until autumn – but campaigners say this gives them cause for optimism rather than concern. The London and South Coast Study was...
Posted On 24 Mar 2016 at 2:08 pm

Experts hold ‘work fair’ in Brighton to help the recently homeless find jobs and courses

A “work and learning fair” is being held in Brighton to help people who were homeless to find jobs or courses and get their lives back on track. The event is taking place for the third year running and is targeted at those living in specialist supported housing with the aim of...
Posted On 24 Mar 2016 at 1:24 pm

Popular Brighton boutique hotel sold for £800k

A Brighton boutique hotel has been sold for £795,000 as Brighton continues to benefit from the staycation trend. Motel Schmotel in Russell Square has just been sold to another local hotel operator after being on the market for a month – which estate agents Fleurets says is...
Posted On 24 Mar 2016 at 12:58 pm

Murray hints – will Albion make last-minute loan signing ?

Brighton and Hove Albion are expected to have a quiet last day of the loan market. The window closes at 5pm today (Thursday 24 March). The Seagulls have reportedly been interested in taking former Albion striker Glenn Murray on loan from Bournemouth for the rest of the season,...
Posted On 24 Mar 2016 at 11:49 am

School catchment consultation extended

A programme of public engagement on possible ways of changing Brighton and Hove’s secondary school admissions system has been extended by a week to enable more public information meetings to be held. The council is proposing a shake up of how school places are allocated, with...
Posted On 24 Mar 2016 at 10:41 am

Brighton motorbike set on fire

Black clouds of acrid smoke billowed over parts of Brighton last night after a motorbike was set on fire. Police are now investigating after the bike, which was parked in St John’s Place on the Tarner estate, was set alight. Firefighters were called at about 6.40pm and a...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 8:03 pm

Big rise in 999 calls placing strain on ambulance service and A&E in Brighton and Hove

A big rise in 999 calls has placed a great strain on the ambulance service and accident and emergency staff in Brighton and Hove over the past eight weeks. It comes on top of significant handover and turnaround delays when patients arrive by ambulance at the Royal Sussex County...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 6:51 pm

Brighton doctors’ surgery patients invited to public meeting this evening

Patients have been invited to a public meeting to discuss health services in an area of Brighton where the doctors’ surgery is expected to close this year. Due East Neighbourhood Council is holding the meeting in Whitehawk Library from 6pm today (Wednesday 23 March). The library...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 6:02 pm

City College to merge with Northbrook in Worthing

City College has announced it is planning to merge with Worthing-based Northbrook College to create a new Regional Institute of Arts and Technology. The news comes after a review of the county’s 11 further education colleges, which aimed to identify opportunities for...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 5:00 pm

Brighton coastal trains to remain on go slow for up to eight weeks as landslip is repaired

Services from Brighton to Eastbourne will continue to be affected by a landslide for up to eight weeks as engineers work to undertake a full repair of 250 metres of railway. A 5mph restriction across the site of the slip, near Ripe between Glynde and Berwick, has been in place...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 4:50 pm