The butterflies of Brighton and Hove – exclusive report Part 3: Hollingbury & Patcham

This is part 3 of an exclusive report specially commissioned by Brighton & Hove News on the butterflies of our city and so you may wish to save all of the parts for future reference! Brighton and Hove Butterfly Sites – Hollingbury: Hollingbury Park: Overall number of...

Redknapp in Stock take – Albion keeper joins Birmingham 

David Stockdale ended weeks of speculation today (Tuesday 13 June) by joining Birmingham City on a free transfer. Stockdale made 133 appearances as first choice keeper for Albion, seeing off challenges from Nikki Maenpaa and Christian Walton. Stockdale, who was born in Leeds, is...
Posted On 13 Jun 2017 at 6:59 pm

Man seriously hurt in unexplained attack on Brighton seafront

A man was seriously injured in an unexplained attack on Brighton seafront, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Tuesday 13 June). The force said: “Police are seeking witnesses after a man was seriously injured in a Brighton seafront attack. “At 1.15am on Saturday (10 June) the...
Posted On 13 Jun 2017 at 4:37 pm

Planners urged to throw out £80m Hove Station housing scheme

Officials are urging planners to throw out an £80 million scheme for 186 flats next to Hove Station. The scheme – known as Hove Gardens – is due to be discussed by the Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee next week. A report to councillors recommends that the...
Posted On 13 Jun 2017 at 3:24 pm

Objectors pack planning appeal in Brighton to oppose retirement home plan in flood-prone street

Almost a hundred objectors packed a planning appeal hearing in Brighton this morning in a battle to stop a retirement home being built on a flooding hot spot. A barrister for McCarthy and Stone, the retirement home business, urged a planning inspector to back its plans to...
Posted On 13 Jun 2017 at 2:32 pm

Brighton post office robber wanted for recall to prison

A Brighton man who was jailed for seven years after being tackled to the ground by a pensioner while trying to rob a post office counter at knifepoint is wanted for recall to prison. Police in Brighton and Worthing are seeking Luke Michael Kirby, who is wanted after his licence...
Posted On 13 Jun 2017 at 11:09 am

Brighton primary school rated good by Ofsted

A Brighton primary school has been rated good by Ofsted after its first inspection for four years. Rudyard Kipling Primary School and Nursery head Joanne Smith wrote to parents on Friday (9 June) and said: “We are delighted to be able to share our recent Ofsted report with...
Posted On 13 Jun 2017 at 3:49 am

Brighton’s gay Oscars puts on a show of glitz and glamour for the 21st Golden Handbags

Members of Brighton’s gay community and their straight allies came together for an evening of glitz and glamour at the 21st Golden Handbags. The event – Brighton’s gay Oscars – was organised by Gscene magazine and its editor James Ledward and hosted by drag queen Lola Lasagne....
Posted On 13 Jun 2017 at 1:06 am