Hundreds of cyclists prepare to ride through gruelling heat for the first Greater Brighton Cycle Challenge

The organisers of Sunday’s inaugural Greater Brighton Cycle Challenge are urging people to bring water bottles with them as temperatures are expected to soar. Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) and The Living Coast have created a mega cycling event with rides across the South Downs and...
Posted On 26 Jun 2018 at 12:46 pm

City’s anti-crime business network now UK’s biggest with 500 members

A coalition of city businesses who work to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour around Brighton and Hove has welcomed its 500th member. Sainsbury’s Preston Road this week joined the Brighton & Hove Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP), making it the largest BCRP in...
Posted On 26 Jun 2018 at 11:39 am

Our fares are fair, says bus boss

Some months back, some of you might have read a story about our level of profit in the financial year 2016-17 taken from our annual published accounts. You might even have been surprised at the sums involved in running your local bus company. I promised then that in future I’d be...
Posted On 26 Jun 2018 at 10:36 am

Unsuitable shared houses blooming in our quiet Brighton street

The hanging baskets have gone up today. Two to every lamppost in Bennett Road, shouting this is summer in our neighbourhood. Every year they make us smile because they say, okay, so we’re not the poshest part of town, but we’ve clubbed together to pay for these to make our...
Posted On 26 Jun 2018 at 10:06 am

Hove café sponsors promising local athlete

A Hove café has sponsored a promising local athlete, equipping him with a new javelin as he prepares to head off to an elite international training camp. Wish Park Café is sponsoring Hove javelin thrower Edan Cole, 18, who has just completed his A levels at Cardinal Newman Sixth...
Posted On 26 Jun 2018 at 2:38 am

Retiring Brighton councillor backs new leader but fires parting shot

A retiring Labour councillor has given his backing to the new Labour leader in Brighton and Hove but fired a parting shot as the battle for seats next May gets under way. Councillor Kevin Allen praised his party colleague Daniel Yates, the leader of Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 26 Jun 2018 at 2:01 am

Heatwave spurs water bosses to urge customers to cut waste

The heatwave has prompted water bosses to urge customers to keep waste to a minimum as they said that a hosepipe ban is not currently on the cards. Southern Water, which has one of its main offices at Falmer, said: “With temperatures rising and a heatwave sweeping across the UK,...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018 at 3:27 pm

NHS trust looks to cut spending by £12 million

The mental health trust that serves Brighton and Hove is looking at ways to cut its spending by £12 million in the current financial year. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Mill View Hospital, the Aldrington Day Hospital and Lindridge care home, all in Hove, has...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018 at 12:36 pm

Bruce on the Boundary – Robinson spots talent and mum’s the word

Mark Robinson has a good eye for a player. These days he’s in charge of England’s successful women’s team and is credited with spotting the potential of opening bat Tammy Beaumont. Last week she scored successive hundreds in a one-day and T20 international having been on the...
Posted On 24 Jun 2018 at 3:28 pm

Missing Brighton man may be sleeping rough

A Brighton man who went missing two days ago may be sleeping rough, Police said today (Sunday 24 June). Sussex Police said: “Police are concerned for the welfare of Clive Gasston from Brighton. “Clive, 56, was last seen in Brighton on Friday afternoon (22 June)....
Posted On 24 Jun 2018 at 11:10 am