Ofsted praises Hove school for taking effective steps to improve

The official education watchdog Ofsted has praised the biggest school in Brighton and Hove for taking effective steps to improve since being told that it requires improvement. Ofsted rated Cardinal Newman Catholic School, in The Upper Drive, Hove, as requiring improvement – the...
Posted On 06 Mar 2017 at 6:57 pm

Brighton bouncer suspended after claims he assaulted mentally ill young man

A Yates doorman has been suspended while police investigate claims he targeted a mentally ill young man, grabbing him by the throat and lifting him off the ground before dragging him out. The young man, Jason Matthews, says he had first encountered the doorstaff at the pub in...
Posted On 06 Mar 2017 at 3:51 pm

Brighton mum warns of hoverboard risk after it caught fire while her son rode it

A Brighton mum has warned of the risk of hoverboards after her son’s board caught fire despite them following every precaution. Sue Ivatt, a former watch manager who still works for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, initially refused 13-year-old Ryan’s request for...
Posted On 06 Mar 2017 at 3:38 pm

Brighton’s ‘last free car park’ to get resident permits

An area of central Brighton dubbed the city’s last free car park is to get a residents parking scheme after residents voted yes. Most of Hanover and roads to the north of the bottom of Elm Grove, from Wellington Street down, will now be covered by a heavy touch Monday to...
Posted On 06 Mar 2017 at 1:10 pm

Homeless hostel’s move to Hove road ‘suspended’ after residents’ campaign

A plan to open a 22-unit homeless hostel into a Hove road already home to two more homeless housing schemes has been suspended after residents complained it was too much for one street to cope with. Brighton and Hove City Council had planned to move part of the West Pier Project...
Posted On 06 Mar 2017 at 10:45 am

US business to pull Staples out of Hove

The American business Hilco is to close the Hove branch of the struggling office stationery company Staples. Hilco bought the chain’s British stores in November and is ending its high street presence, choosing to focus instead on online sales and business to business. Some...
Posted On 06 Mar 2017 at 9:04 am

Accessible transport group adds its voice to Southern rail judicial review

An accessible transport group has added its voice to the legal case being brought by commuters over the Department for Transport (DfT) handling of the Southern rail dispute. Transport for All believes that it has evidence of the adverse effects of the long-running dispute on...
Posted On 06 Mar 2017 at 3:59 am

Brighton cinema staff vote to strike in living wage row

Staff at a Brighton cinema have voted to go on strike in a battle to be paid a living wage. The Duke of York’s staff will join colleagues in other Picturehouse cinemas – now part of the Cineworld business – when they walk out on Saturday 18 March. The Brixton Buzz news and...
Posted On 06 Mar 2017 at 3:18 am

Retired Brighton antiques dealer jailed for running £2m cannabis farm

A retired Brighton antiques dealer has been jailed for four years for running a cannabis farm with his partner. Terry Boyle, 73, and Suzanne Hawkins, 51, were arrested when Sussex Police raided Warrenorth Farm, in East Grinstead Road, North Chailey. The force said that officers...
Posted On 06 Mar 2017 at 2:35 am

Hundreds of NHS supporters from Brighton and Hove join national demo in London

Hundreds of NHS supporters from Brighton and Hove, including student doctors and nurses, went to the national demo in London yesterday (Saturday 4 March). Sussex Defend the NHS and the GMB both organised travel for the train journey there and back. In London they tens of...
Posted On 05 Mar 2017 at 9:23 pm