Patient ‘passports’ brought in to make doctor’s visits better for children with learning disabilities

Doctors, nurses and support staff are adopting new measures to put patients with learning disabilities or conditions such as autism at greater ease. The measures include medical or learning disability “passports” to ensure that patients are less likely to be...

Country Pop ‘American Idol’ star coming to Brighton with Twinnie

American singer, songwriter, and actress Lauren Alaina is heading to the UK this month, where she will be performing her trademark ‘Country Pop’ sounds across the length and breadth of the land. Brighton is thankfully included in the tour with an intimate date at The Haunt on...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019 at 4:30 pm

Public water fountains set to return to Brighton and Hove

Six new public drinking water fountains are set to come to Brighton and Hove as part of a drive to cut down on single use plastic. Councillors are being asked to approve the purchase and installation of the fountains, a plan set up in response to a 2017 petition by resident...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019 at 3:12 pm

Former Labour councillor bids to become Brexit Party MP

A former Hove Labour councillor has been shortlisted by the Brexit Party to become one of their parliamentary candidates. Tom Bewick was vocal in his support for Brexit while representing Westbourne ward, but quit the party two months ago, partly over the party’s reluctance...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019 at 2:51 pm

Posh Brighton chippy launches funding appeal to launch national sauce range

One of Brighton’s most popular chip shops has launched a crowdfunding campaign so it can start selling its sauces nationwide. BeFries in West Street, run by brothers and sister Dashal, Chan and Ezda Beevers, have set a £30,000 target to grow their sauce company BeSaucy....
Posted On 03 Jul 2019 at 2:21 pm

Health campaigners say rise in private surgery undermines services at Brighton hospital

A rise in the number of private knee and hip replacement operations is undermining the future of services at Brighton and Hove’s NHS hospital trust, health campaigners said today (Wednesday 3 July). Members of Sussex Defend the NHS cited an analysis of NHS-funded surgery by...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019 at 1:24 pm