Brighton park plagued by yobs risks becoming a ‘no go area’

An emergency meeting is to be held this evening in a bid to combat an outbreak of antisocial behaviour which risks turning a small Brighton park into a no go zone. Over the last few weeks, Tarner Park off Sussex Street has been hit by acts of vandalism, arson and burglary, all...
Posted On 17 Oct 2016 at 1:53 pm

Smokers’ claims of being targeted by litter cops backed up by new figures which show 2 in 3 fines are for dropped butts

More than two in three fines handed out by the council’s new litter cops in their first six months were for dropped cigarette butts, new figures show. Of the 882 fines handed out by 3GS officers, 602 were issued for dropped butts, backing up claims by smokers who said that...
Posted On 17 Oct 2016 at 11:07 am

Select committee of MPs slates Govia and government over Southern franchise

A select committee of MPs has criticised the train company serving Brighton and Hove as well as the RMT union and the government. It urged them to resolve the current disputes about the driver-only operation (DOO) of trains and the proposed closure of station ticket offices. The...
Posted On 17 Oct 2016 at 8:52 am

5 previous times Brighton & Hove Albion have grabbed a draw from the jaws of victory 

1)  Manchester United 2 Albion 2  3 January 1981 The Seagulls race into an early two goal lead, through Brian Horton in the FA Cup third round. One a brilliant 20 yard free kick. Only for Mike Duxbury and Mikey Thomas (who joined Albion 8 months later) to pull United...
Posted On 16 Oct 2016 at 10:13 pm

Think-tank to look for ways to bring about Better Brighton and Hove

A think-tank is to be set up to come up with ideas to bring about a better Brighton and Hove. A local charity – the Pebble Trust – came up with the proposal and will fund almost half the £650,000 annual running cost of the think-tank – to be called Better Brighton and Hove. The...
Posted On 16 Oct 2016 at 12:31 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Seagulls must learn not to Preston their laurels.

By Tim Hodges from The Amex Brighton & Hove Albion 2 Preston North End 2  Albion literally threw away two points, after  coming back from a goal down, to lead against Preston going into to stoppage time.  Giant substitute Simon Makienok headed the Lilleywhites...
Posted On 15 Oct 2016 at 8:33 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Half time with Hodges

Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Preston North End 1  Albion trail Preston by a goal to nil here at the Amex. After a tenth minute goal from Jordan Hugill. Bruno mis-controlled the ball just outside the penalty area, and sold David Stockdale woefully short with a back-pass....
Posted On 15 Oct 2016 at 4:00 pm

Corrie’s Jean Alexander dies 32 years after Hove-born on-screen husband passed away.

Jean Alexander, known to millions as Hilda Ogden in the long-running soap opera Coronation Street, has passed away aged 90.  The actress died in Southport today (Friday 14 October). She played one half of the down-trodden, forever skint Ogdens from 1964-87. Her on-screen...
Posted On 15 Oct 2016 at 12:38 am

Business as usual as Brighton Summits draws hundreds

It was business as usual in one key respect – the Brighton Summit drew a big crowd. Hundreds of business men and women attended the annual conference organised by the Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce. The star speakers included Luke Johnson, who bought the Palace Pier...
Posted On 14 Oct 2016 at 9:17 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion defender signs on for four more years

Brighton and Hove Albion defender Connor Goldson has signed a new four-year contract which runs until June 2020. The 23-year-old centre half put pen to paper on his new deal earlier today (Friday 14 October) after agreeing terms with the club yesterday. Albion boss Chris Hughton...
Posted On 14 Oct 2016 at 7:14 pm