Why ‘free’ child care in Brighton and Hove isn’t free

The government is underfunding “free” child care in Brighton and Hove, leaving parents or providers to make up the shortfall. According to the council and child care providers, the national formula used by the Department for Education short-changes local families and...

Planners to decide on revised plans for former Brighton maternity hospital site

New plans for the former Brighton maternity hospital site in Buckingham Road are due to go before councillors next week. This is the third application relating to the plot on the corner of Buckingham Road and Upper Gloucester Road in the past few years. The latest plans involve...

Brighton sea swimmer makes it across the Channel for charity

A Brighton sea swimmer steamed across the English Channel yesterday (Tuesday 7 August) to help raise funds to set up a charity. Fiona Mildner, a member of Brighton Swimming Club, swam the Channel in 11 hours and 15 minutes – one of the fastest times this year. It wasn’t her first...
Posted On 08 Aug 2018 at 10:10 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion sign teenage Norwegian defender

The Seagulls have signed a young Norwegian defender, the club said this evening (Wednesday 8 August). Albion said in a statement: “Brighton and Hove Albion have completed the signing of defender Leo Skiri Ostigard from Norwegian Eliteserien side Molde FK on undisclosed term...
Posted On 08 Aug 2018 at 8:30 pm

Now police admit they did shut Brighton station gates on Pride crowds

After their initial denials, Sussex Police and the British Transport Police this afternoon admitted that they shut the Brighton station gates on the crowds trying to travel home from Pride. As a result, many people blamed Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). But the company, which...
Posted On 08 Aug 2018 at 5:40 pm

Rough sleeper suffers serious injuries in late-night attack in Brighton last night

A rough sleeper suffered serious head injuries in a late-night attack in Brighton last night. The man is in a critical condition after the attack which happened close to Brighton Museum, Sussex Police said. The Royal Pavilion Gardens have been closed while forensic specialists...
Posted On 08 Aug 2018 at 11:16 am

Man arrested in Southwick rape case

A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape after a woman was attacked in Southwick last week. Police said that, despite the initial description, the man being held was not of Asian origin or appearance. Detectives also still want to hear from anyone who may have seen anything....
Posted On 08 Aug 2018 at 9:57 am

Brighton and Hove Albion sign young Danish winger

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed a young Danish winger, Anders Dreyer, the club has announced. Albion said: “Brighton and Hove Albion have completed the signing of winger Anders Dreyer from Danish Superliga side Esbjerg, on undisclosed terms. “The 20-year-old will link up...
Posted On 08 Aug 2018 at 1:46 am