Students egg on Brighton charity with Easter visit to children’s hospital

Students from Longhill went on a school trip to the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital yesterday (Tuesday 22 March) to deliver a giant haul of eggs. The generous youngsters worked with the Rockinghorse children’s charity to sweeten Easter for children staying in the Royal Alex...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 3:30 pm

Brighton sleepout helps raise £13k for rough sleepers

On Friday 18 March a group of brave souls spent one night sleeping out in Brighton as part of YMCA DownsLink Group’s Sleep Easy fundraising event. The charity held three sleepouts on the same night in Brighton and Hove, Horsham and Guildford, with a total of sixty people sleeping...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 3:27 pm

Why I disagree with my Labour colleague about leaving the EU

By Michael Nektarios Inkpin-Leissner Fellow Labour councillor Tom Bewick, who I deeply respect as an honourable man and colleague, recently tried to make a “democratic” case for the UK to leave the European Union. It was an excellent read with some very good observations....
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 2:23 pm

Brighton family featured in Panorama fuel poverty investigation

A Brighton family whose children’s health is suffering because of fuel poverty was featured in a Panorama investigation on Monday. Hayley and Dan, whose daughter and baby son have developed breathing problems because of the cold, damp and mouldy house they live in, were one...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 1:55 pm

Brighton volunteers dig deep in beach clean campaign

By Steve O’Rourke Armed with black bags and litter pickers, more than 50 people joined the Surfers Against Sewage Brighton Beach Clean on Sunday. Families and students joined a University of Sussex crew to clean up the shingle from the Concorde 2 to the naturist beach....
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 12:31 pm

Villagers vent anger over Shakedown as boss pledges new name and brand

Villagers living in Stanmer vented their anger over plans to bring back the Shakedown music festival two years after they say they were promised that it would never return. But Shakedown boss Matt Priest said that he would be promoting a different event – with four stages for DJs...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 11:22 am

Third time lucky for Hove terrace plans

A third attempt to build houses on the site of a car warehouse in Hove have been granted on appeal. Brighton and Hove City Council’s planning committee went against the recommendations of officers and refused the plans to build four terraces houses and an office on the DH...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 11:02 am

Brighton park campaigners praise supporters after initial repairs to playground

By Claire Jacobs Two Brighton mums have praised the hundreds of people who signed a petition to make a children’s playground safe after park workers replaced equipment and carried out repairs. The first repairs were carried out at Farm Green Park, in Bevendean, yesterday (Tuesday...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 10:49 am

Brighton school considers birthday cake ban

A Brighton primary school is asking parents if there should be a ban on sugary birthday treats given out by children to their classmates. St Luke’s Primary School in Queens Park Rise is asking parents whether the tradition should continue, or whether children should only be...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 10:18 am

Student stabbed at City College ‘was standing up for a girl’

A student stabbed outside City College yesterday says he was attacked after standing up for a girl who was being harassed. The student, who wishes to remain anonymous, was stabbed in the leg at 1.30pm yesterday in Pelham Street as he was on his way to a maths lesson. The attacker...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016 at 10:04 am