Brighton University chief makes the case for £300m Preston Barracks scheme

The £300 million Preston Barracks scheme “represents a unique opportunity to create huge economic and social benefit for Brighton”, planners were told this afternoon (Wednesday 27 September). Brighton University vice-chancellor Debra Humphris told councillors: “None of us are in...
Posted On 27 Sep 2017 at 3:26 pm

Parents given chance to have their say on school catchments – again

Another consultation on changes to school admissions arrangements starts on Monday – the second in two years in which parents will have their say. Last year, three different proposals to solve the thorny issue of balancing parent choice across the city with school viability...
Posted On 27 Sep 2017 at 3:09 pm

Sussex Police and Brighton environmental group object to £300m Preston Barracks scheme

Sussex Police and a Brighton environmental group have objected to a £300 million scheme to build hundreds of homes and student housing at Preston Barracks. Sussex police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne said that the force wanted a financial contribution from the developer...
Posted On 27 Sep 2017 at 2:46 pm

Police ask for public help to find missing Peacehaven man

Police have asked for public help to find a missing man from Peacehaven who has not been seen for almost a week. Sussex Police said: “Police are concerned for the welfare of Peacehaven man Daniel Hollingworth who has gone missing. “Daniel, 29, was last seen on Thursday (21...
Posted On 27 Sep 2017 at 1:56 pm

Huge queues at Coldean bus stop after withdrawal of free university bus service

The withdrawal of the free university bus service between Varley Park and Falmer has caused massive queues on regular bus routes this week. Long-term Coldean resident and postgrad student Kati-Marian McDonell took this picture of scores of people queueing to get on the 24 bus in...
Posted On 27 Sep 2017 at 10:26 am

Brighton’s Labour council leader threatens to ban his party’s conference over anti-semitism

The Labour Party may be banned from holding its conference in Brighton if it fails to tackle anti-semitism. The threat was made by the Labour leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, Warren Morgan. Councillor Morgan said in a post on Facebook: “Anti-semitism will not be...
Posted On 27 Sep 2017 at 9:58 am

Ever noticed the famous names on the Brighton & Hove buses?

If you are a resident of Brighton & Hove or someone that has simply visited the city, then it is very likely that you have seen some of the impressive fleet of Brighton & Hove buses. But have you noticed that in fact that they carry the name of a famous person that has...
Posted On 27 Sep 2017 at 12:29 am
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Hundreds gather at Stop Brexit rally in Brighton

Britain for Europe hosted a rally with speeches, a panel debate chaired by Polly Toynbee, comedy and music at the Dome in Brighton. The main speaker was Anthony Grayling, better known as A C Grayling. He opened by criticising the Labour Party for not singing the right song....
Posted On 26 Sep 2017 at 5:15 pm

Dodgy parking permits uncovered by council investigators

Five people who were fraudulently using parking permits for areas they didn’t live in – and a sixth who was trying to sell one – have been caught by council investigators. After nobody responded to a parking permit amnesty last summer, Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 26 Sep 2017 at 3:55 pm

Man wanted in connection with medical centre break-in

Have you seen 31-year-old Matthew Adams in the Brighton area recently? Police are searching for Adams, who they want to interview about £1000 worth of damage caused to a Peacehaven medical centre in March this year. In the early hours of Wednesday 22 March, the Anchor Medical...
Posted On 26 Sep 2017 at 12:52 pm