Inspirational bus company manager honoured by Queen

An inspirational bus company manager has been made an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list. Victoria Garcia, who has been described as an “accessible transport pioneer” was recognised “for services to disabled transport users”. Her work and dedication as the accessibility and...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019 at 11:20 pm

People from Brighton and Hove recognised in Queen’s birthday honours list

More than half a dozen Brighton and Hove people have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list. They include police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne, Brighton and Hove Buses manager Victoria Garcia, former hospital boss Mike Viggers and Brighton and Hove’s head of...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019 at 10:30 pm

24th annual Glastonwick Festival a resounding success

‘GLASTONWICK’ 31.05.19 – 02.06.19 It’s quite amazing to learn that Sussex’s GLASTONWICK Festival is now in its 24th year. It just goes to show how successful it has become! The festival has come about again this year as a result of great teamwork and has been put together...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019 at 6:26 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion chief executive picked to represent Premier League

Brighton and Hove Albion chief executive Paul Barber has been picked to represent the Premier League on the FA Council and the Professional Game Board. The club said: “Brighton and Hove Albion chief executive and deputy chairman Paul Barber has been re-elected to both the FA...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019 at 4:36 pm

Hove school staff member wins prize for exams app

A secondary school staff member from Hove has won a national prize after coming with an app for exams. John Gaston, the exams officer at Hove Park School, invented Examscreen to meet “the need for a clear and consistent way to display exam information”. Mr Gaston also hoped that...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019 at 3:13 pm

Hundreds sign petition against academisation of Moulsecoomb school

More than 1,500 people have signed a petition protesting a Government order to turn Moulsecoomb Primary School into an academy. The order was made this month after the school was rated inadequate by Ofsted inspectors. In January last year, the school agreed to reduced its intake...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019 at 3:07 pm

Brighton and Hove runs on hi-vis heroes

Most Saturdays you can find me volunteering alongside other “hi-vis heroes” at our parkrun in East Brighton Park. This is just one of six local parkruns hosting over 1,000 runners, managed week in, week out by a team of around 100 volunteers. But we are not the only hi-vis heroes...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019 at 2:22 pm

Greens will fight academy plans tooth and nail

This week we heard the news that the government is intent on pushing Moulsecoomb Primary School to become an academy. Evidence tells us we must challenge this move. Analysis from the Institute of Education has revealed two thirds of academy chains perform below average for...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019 at 2:07 pm

Residents criticise homeless housing consultation for concentrating on design not use

Neighbours concerned about a block of flats for people moving on from homelessness have crowded into two public exhibitions. Old Boat Corner Community Centre in Hollingbury was bustling with activity during two sessions when  people came to find out about the flats proposed for...

New Mile Oak estate will worsen traffic jams and stretch local services, say neighbours

Neighbours are worried that plans to build 125 homes will worsen traffic jams and leave local services stretched in Mile Oak. They have raised their concerns as housing association Clarion seeks planning permission for details of an estate that was given outline approval in...
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