Local NHS chiefs face £285m financial challenge

Local NHS chiefs are facing a £285 million budget challenge over the next four years if they fail to keep a lid on costs. The figure represents 8.9 per cent of the spending by health commissioners accross Sussex, according to a new report. There are also concerns about a...

Brighton and Hove health campaigners protest about privatisation threat to NHS

Anger erupted as campaigners accused Brighton and Hove health chiefs of enabling the privatisation of the NHS at a meeting this morning (Tuesday 5 November). The outbursts resulted in two people being removed from the chamber at Hove Town Hall during a special meeting of the...

‘Las Vegas’ billboard refused

An illuminated billboard which residents feared would turn a residential street into Las Vegas has been refused. More than forty people objected to the plans to replace a standard billboard on the side of a shop on the corner of Elm Grove and Bernard Road with an electronic one....
Posted On 05 Nov 2019 at 1:20 pm

Clearing up from the ‘worst storm in years’ continues

The clear-up from Saturday’s storms which saw bins and benches ripped from their fixings and tonnes of shingle scattered across the seafront is continuing. Gale force winds combined with a high tide to create 20ft waves which crashed over the esplanade, dumping tonnes of...
Posted On 05 Nov 2019 at 12:32 pm

Wanted Brighton man arrested

A Brighton man wanted for assaulting a woman and criminal damage has been arrested following a police appeal. Simon Hart, 39, was wanted for recall to prison and for the assault and vandalism in Brighton on 15 October. He was accused of breaching his prison release licence...
Posted On 05 Nov 2019 at 12:21 pm

Jury told how drug dealer stabbed Brighton man Abdul Deghayes to death

A jury has been told how drug dealer Daniel Macleod stabbed a Brighton man Abdul Deghayes to death just off Elm Grove earlier this year. Deghayes’s parents were in the public gallery and his weeping mother Einas was helped from the room at Hove Crown Court as the details of her...
Posted On 05 Nov 2019 at 11:48 am

Moulsecoomb academy sponsor denies mismanaging former school

The academy trust which is set to take over Moulsecoomb Primary School has denied mismanaging another school it took over, instead saying its “values did not align”. Members of both the NEU and GMB have now voted unanimously to strike on November 21 over the...
Posted On 05 Nov 2019 at 11:17 am

Moon Duo send parishioners on a trip in ‘The Ark’

MOON DUO – ST BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH, BRIGHTON 04.11.19 Tonight’s Moon Duo concert in Brighton was one that will be remembered for several decades to come! Quite a bold opening statement you think eh? Well, if you were there then you will absolutely totally get it, if not,...
Posted On 05 Nov 2019 at 10:49 am

Brighton and Hove health chiefs issue flu jab reminder

NHS bosses in Brighton and Hove have urged anyone at risk of suffering health complications if they catch flu to have their free jab to protect them this winter. Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said: “The health service in Sussex has prepared for its largest...
Posted On 05 Nov 2019 at 10:23 am

Second day of strikes at two Brighton sixth form colleges

National Education Union members working at two sixth for colleges in Brighton and Hove are due to go on strike for a second time today (Tuesday 5 November). The strikes are expected to affect Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC) and Varndean College. The union...
Posted On 05 Nov 2019 at 8:32 am