Hove MP urges Chancellor to find new money for schools in budget

Hove MP Peter Kyle is urging the Chancellor to find new money for schools in the budget on Monday (29 October). The Labour MP also called on Philip Hammond to increase funding for high needs pupils and address staff pay. In a letter to the Chancellor, Mr Kyle raised the case of a...
Posted On 26 Oct 2018 at 9:21 pm

Brighton pub company boss steps down

Long-serving Brighton pub company boss Gary Pettet has stepped down as executive chairman of the Laine Pub Company. Mr Pettet, 57, has worked at the company for more than a decade, overseeing an expansion that has turned it into the area’s biggest pub business. The company...
Posted On 26 Oct 2018 at 9:14 pm

Brighton hospital dealing with TB outbreak

An outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) is being dealt with at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. More than 1,000 patients and staff are involved in an “investigation” following the outbreak, according to a report published this week. Two patients and a member of staff have...
Posted On 26 Oct 2018 at 9:04 pm

Test sites for electric vehicle charging to go live across Brighton and Hove within days

Five test sites for electric vehicle charging points will go live in the coming week across Brighton and Hove. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “Five electric vehicle (EV) test sites have been installed in residential areas across the city as part of the council’s commitment...
Posted On 26 Oct 2018 at 9:01 pm

More people use Brighton A&E rather than register with a doctors’ surgery, say health chiefs

More people in Brighton and Hove are choosing to use accident and emergency (A&E) than register with a GP. Board members at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust were told how pressure was growing on A&E the Royal Sussex County Hospital as people were using...

Brighton off-licence asks to stay open later

Specialist off-licence Seven Cellars wants to open longer and sell single cans of beer. Louise Oliver, who owns the wine merchant and tap room in Dyke Road, Brighton, at the Seven Dials, has applied to open until 10pm rather than her current 8pm closing time. And she wants the...

The Richmond – proudly back on the music map of Brighton

P*SSYLIQUOR + SCHOOL DISCO + GLITTER P*SS + YOUNG FRANCIS – THE RICHMOND, BRIGHTON 25.10.18 Since its rebirth on 4th March 2017, this was my first foray back to the legendary Richmond Pub in Brighton for more than 20 years. It was weird entering the establishment again...
Posted On 26 Oct 2018 at 6:16 pm

Financial advisor and Albion fan set to add up over 61 laps of the Amex

So how does the thought of Running 26.2 miles around the outskirts of The Amex Stadium grab you? Well – this Sunday 28th October up to 150 runners will be running round & around the concourse of The Amex – some 61 times ! There will also be a half marathon for...
Posted On 26 Oct 2018 at 2:41 pm

Brighton man wanted over assault claim

Police in Brighton are searching for 28-year-old Joshua Coomber, known as Josh. They want to interview him “about allegations of assault and breach of a court restraining order in relation to a woman known to him in the city”, Sussex Police said. The force said:...
Posted On 26 Oct 2018 at 2:21 pm

Hove Lagoon starting to drain after pump failure

Hove Lagoon is starting to drain after the pump that maintains the water levels failed. But four months on, delays in sourcing a vital replacement part costing about £5,000 have landed Brighton and Hove City Council with a bill approaching £50,000. The contractor Sykes, which is...
Posted On 26 Oct 2018 at 1:59 pm