New Brighton secondary school will be at Brighton General hospital site – but won’t open until 2019

After months of negotiations, it’s been announced this morning that the site of the new secondary school for Brighton and Hove will be at Brighton General – but the prolonged wrangling means the school will now not be able to open next year. Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 29 Jun 2017 at 11:14 am

Brighton schoolgirl, 6, left with serious injuries after being hit by school trip coach by Mazda Fountain

A six-year-old girl was seriously injured after she was hit by a coach carrying children on a school trip by the Mazda Fountain this morning. The Brighton girl, who is understood to have been with her mother, was hit shortly after 9am this morning. Marlborough Place is closed...
Posted On 29 Jun 2017 at 9:33 am

Pssssst……………….10 forthcoming music albums that you might not know about!

There’s a plethora of albums coming out all of the time in the UK and it can be rather daunting in choosing which ones will best suit your taste! It’s more than likely you are aware of the summer album releases by really well known acts such as the Foo Fighters, Liam...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017 at 10:22 pm

Man jailed for racial insult in Brighton pub

The director of a Brighton waste business has been jailed for four months for racially abusing a pregnant woman in a Brighton pub. Christopher Gargan, 55, who helped set up KSD, at Patcham Place, in London Road, Brighton, and co-owns Whitehawk FC, was jailed at Brighton Crown...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017 at 6:57 pm

Brighton nursing home rated good in official inspection

A Brighton nursing home has been rated as good in an official inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The unannounced inspection took place at Birch Grove Nursing Home, in Stanford Avenue, Brighton, on Tuesday 16 May. The home was good in every respect apart from being...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017 at 6:45 pm

New Brighton MP focuses on education and youth services in his Commons maiden speech

The new MP for Brighton Kemptown, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, made his maiden speech in the House of Commons yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 27 June). The Labour MP, who won the seat from Conservative Treasury Minister Simon Kirby on Thursday 8 June, spoke during the debate on the Queen’s...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017 at 6:07 pm

More restrictions for Brighton market rat run

A cut through from Ditchling Road to London Road is to get more restrictions to deter people from using it as a cut through. Residents of new homes in Francis Street, which reopened in 2014 as part of the market’s redevelopment, including over 80 new homes, have been troubled...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017 at 5:03 pm

Brighton woman whose bad driving caused serious crash was already banned from driving

A Brighton woman has been convicted of dangerous driving following a serious injury crash on the A27 at Worthing on 19 November last year. Beverley Thomas, 56, of Ladies Mile Road, Brighton, appeared before Worthing magistrates on Friday (23 June) and pleaded guilty to dangerous...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017 at 9:56 am

Hanover’s parking control plans clear final hurdle

After five consultations over the past decade, people parking in “Brighton’s last free city car park”, Hanover, are to finally start having to pay from October. Councillors voted this evening to pass the recommendations following the results of the final,...
Posted On 27 Jun 2017 at 8:31 pm

Street party guidelines to be reviewed after businesses use them to get round licensing

Street parties are being used as a “back end” way for businesses to bypass licensing when putting on events, councillors heard today. Brunswick and Adelaide ward councillor Ollie Sykes said that he had received several complaints from residents who had not been asked...
Posted On 27 Jun 2017 at 8:04 pm