Cabinet minister visits Hove school to hear about mental health campaign

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt paid a visit to a Hove school this afternoon (Friday 14 October). Mr Hunt visited Cardinal Newman Catholic School to find out how mental health issues were being dealt with. The Conservative cabinet minister ask if he could meet pupils on Monday (10...
Posted On 14 Oct 2016 at 6:57 pm

Have you seen Brighton man, 82, who went missing three weeks ago?

Police have asked for help trying to trace an 82-year-old man from Brighton who went missing three weeks ago. Michael Burtenshaw spoke through the intercom at his home in Somerset Street, in Kemp Town, on Friday 23 September. He hasn’t been seen since, Sussex Police said this...
Posted On 14 Oct 2016 at 4:44 pm

One man seriously injured in rush-hour crash in Hove

A man suffered serious injuries and had to be cut from his car after a rush-hour crash in Hove this morning (Friday 14 October). Shirley Drive – a key route into the centre of Hove – was closed for more than an hour while the emergency services dealt with the crash and its...
Posted On 14 Oct 2016 at 12:15 pm

Aim high to beat HIV in Brighton and Hove

By Daniel Yates Often the city council is accused of being slow to recognise the biggest challenges facing our communities and poor at involving residents in addressing these. Next Thursday at the full council we will be setting a really big challenge for the whole city – to take...
Posted On 14 Oct 2016 at 12:01 pm

Man dies after crash on edge of Brighton

A man has died after a crash on the edge of Brighton and Hove. He was one of two people seriously injured in the crash in Saddlescombe Road near the corner of Devil’s Dyke Road, between Brighton and Hove and Poynings. Police have not yet released the name of the 25-year-old, who...
Posted On 14 Oct 2016 at 11:48 am

Licensing bosses take steps to strip Brighton seafront café of drinks licence

Licensing bosses were due to take formal steps to strip a Brighton seafront café of its drinks licence at a hearing today (Thursday 13 October). They allege that Azure – formerly known as the Beach Café – in Madeira Drive, Brighton, persistently broke its licensing conditions....
Posted On 13 Oct 2016 at 5:25 pm

Brighton author ‘over the moon’ as his debut novel sells out

A Brighton author was thrilled when he found copies of his debut novel on prominent display in the city centre branch of Waterstones – but is even more happy now they’ve gone, because it means his first edition is a sellout. "Don't try to beat the rain,accept...
Posted On 13 Oct 2016 at 2:16 pm

A watched kettle took 14 hours to boil when a Hove man asked his gadgets to turn it on

A Hove man spent 14 hours this week trying to get his gadgets to speak to his kettle to tell it to boil, meaning he only got his cup of tea at gone midnight. Mark Rittman wanted to find out if he could get his collection of gadgets, including his iphone and electronic health...
Posted On 13 Oct 2016 at 1:17 pm

Brighton pupil wins national race equality art competition

A Brighton schoolgirl has won a national competition for a picture she drew to illustrate diversity and equality. Eight-year-old Luisa Kamara from Queen’s Park Primary School entered her drawing One World into the Arts and Minds competition, which promotes race equality and...
Posted On 13 Oct 2016 at 11:53 am

Former Brighton maternity hospital to be turned into flats

The birthplace of thousands of Brightonians is to become a block of flats and a terrace of restored town houses. The building on the old Brighton maternity hospital site will be pulled down and replaced by a five-storey block of 20 flats. The site sits on the corner of Buckingham...
Posted On 13 Oct 2016 at 11:38 am