Watch out for freezing fog warns Met Office

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning with freezing fog expected to blanket the area later today (Wednesday 28 December) and until tomorrow at noon. The warning was issued just after midday today and takes effect from 5pm with the official forecaster sayin...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016 at 1:39 pm

NSPCC warns about rise in online child sex abuse in Sussex

The NSPCC said that calls to Childline about online sex abuse had gone up by almost a quarter over the past three years. The children’s charity said: “With tablets, smart phones and games consoles appearing on many children’s Christmas lists, it would be fair to assume children...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016 at 1:13 pm

Brighton drama school to offer acting degrees

A drama school is to open in Brighton next year and said that it would offer the only degree course in acting and performance in the city. The Brighton Institute for Contemporary Theatre Training is due to open in September, offering a three-year BA honours degree course....
Posted On 28 Dec 2016 at 12:22 pm

Property company pays £72m for old Hanningtons premises

Property company Redevco has paid £72 million for the premises that were once Hanningtons department store in North Street and East Street in Brighton. The company has just splashed out more than £14 million for 38 to 42 East Street, the premises next to the original Hanningtons...
Posted On 27 Dec 2016 at 8:19 pm

Rangers don’t have a hoop as Brighton & Hove Albion go back to the top of the league

Brighton & Hove Albion 3 QPR 0 By Tim Hodges from the Amex Albion reclaimed top spot in the Football League after cruising to victory against Queen’s Park Rangers.  The Seagulls could end 2016 as the Football League’s top club, 20 years after they were rock...
Posted On 27 Dec 2016 at 5:20 pm

Ministers give Brighton and Hove extra money for community housing as second home owners crowd out first-time buyers

The government is to give local groups in Brighton and Hove extra money for community housing because second home owners are crowding out first-time buyers. Housing Minister Gavin Barwell said that £60 million had been allocated to an annual fund of which £11 million would be...
Posted On 27 Dec 2016 at 3:59 pm

Olympic patient returns to Brighton hospital to mark £3m makeover

An Olympic silver medallist returned to the Brighton hospital where she was a patient to cut the ribbon after a £3 million makeover. Fiona Bigwood, 40, a patient at the Sussex Eye Hospital for the past two and a half years, took the opportunity to thank staff for looking after...
Posted On 27 Dec 2016 at 1:56 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Half time with Hodges

Brighton & Hove Albion 1 QPR 0  Albion lead at half time thanks to a stunning Sam Baldock strike. Dale Stephens sent Baldock clear as the striker side-stepped the QPR defence to fire into the top right hand corner from 20 yards. Albion haven’t built on the lead...
Posted On 27 Dec 2016 at 1:24 pm

Ambulance service struggles with high demand and pleads for genuine emergency calls only

The ambulance service covering Brighton and Hove said today that it was struggling with high demand and pleaded for genuine emergency calls only. South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust said that the significant demand currently “is affecting its ability to...
Posted On 26 Dec 2016 at 7:17 pm

Dozens of swimmers beat efforts to prevent Christmas Day dip

Dozens of swimmers went for a Christmas Day dip despite efforts to prevent the annual tradition from taking place. A group of swimmers braved the chilly water on Hove seafront although one said that it was the warmest Christmas Day in recent memory. A video of more than 30 people...
Posted On 26 Dec 2016 at 6:58 pm