Brighton schools chief calls for changes to ‘unfair’ nursery funding system

A Brighton councillor has written to the government calling for changes to the “unfair” national funding system for nurseries. The letter to the Conservative Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has been sent by Labour councillor Nick Childs, who chairs Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 23 Aug 2019 at 5:50 pm

Police plead for help to find high-risk missing woman

Sussex Police issued an appeal for the public’s help to find a high-risk missing woman from Portslade this afternoon (Friday 23 August). The force said: “Police are searching for high risk missing woman Lucy Saunders. “The 24-year-old, who is vulnerable, was last seen at her home...
Posted On 23 Aug 2019 at 5:41 pm

Woman wanted over raid on Portslade shop

Police are trying to identify and find a woman who is suspected of being involved in a raid on a shop in Portslade. Sussex Police believe that she distracted staff while two men stole beauty products worth about £2,500 from Superdrug, in Station Road, Portslade, on Saturday 27...
Posted On 23 Aug 2019 at 5:30 pm

Brighton Green MP backs Corbyn-led caretaker government to stop ‘no deal’ Brexit

The Green MP for Brighton Pavilion said that she would back a caretaker government led by Jeremy Corbyn to prevent Britain leaving the European Union (EU) without a deal. Caroline Lucas also urged other MPs to join her in trying to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative...
Posted On 23 Aug 2019 at 4:32 pm

Health chiefs issue warning as Brighton faces bank holiday weekend heatwave

Brighton and Hove health chiefs have issued a warning about the hot weather that has been forecast for the bank holiday weekend. They are urging people to stay cool and covered up – or to wear sunscreen – and to drink enough water to stay hydrated. The warning comes after the...
Posted On 23 Aug 2019 at 3:04 pm

‘Where’s Captain Kirk?’ and ‘Spock’s Missing’…. We go in search of Spizz

Incredible as it may sound, but it’s almost 40 years since the UK Official Indie Chart came into being. At the time there was a serious need to set up the chart as the official top 40 was based on sales at large chains and ignored significant sales at the scores of independent...
Posted On 23 Aug 2019 at 1:11 pm

‘What have we been listening to this week…’

The Brighton & Hove News Music Team listen to a wide range of music. We would like to share our musical journey with you and so this week we have been enjoying….. Team Member – Alan Poole The Release – ‘Music For The Motion Picture: Into The Wild’ by Eddie Vedder...
Posted On 23 Aug 2019 at 12:14 pm

The price of driving is more than the cost to our planet

What motivates you more – cash or climate change? Or to put it another way, if you have a car, what would persuade you to give it up and use public transport, walk or cycle instead? It is a question I put to a car driver recently who told me he was concerned about the...
Posted On 23 Aug 2019 at 9:30 am

Giving money to beggars won’t help the real homeless

There has been much comment in recent days about organised street begging being linked to trafficking and all the awful pitfalls which come with this type of criminal activity. Although this has been highlighted in the local media, I do not believe that enough is being done to...
Posted On 23 Aug 2019 at 12:01 am