Brighton Pavilion Conservatives select NHS doctor

The Conservatives have chosen an NHS doctor as the party’s candidate in Brighton Pavilion. Emma Hogan, a psychiatrist, was one of the first graduates from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School. After graduating she worked at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton General...
Posted On 12 Nov 2019 at 9:57 pm

Brighton and Hove councillors ask for more detail about academy trust

Councillors have asked for more information about the multi-academy trust that is taking over the running of Moulsecoomb Primary School. They asked whether proper checks on the trust had been carried out, whether there was a financial cost to the council’s schools budget and how...

Labour selects Pavilion candidate while independent Kemptown candidate steps down

Labour has selected a candidate to take on Caroline Lucas in Brighton Pavilion – and an independent candidate in Kemptown has stood down. Adam Imanpour, who grew up in Brighton and runs a small family business, was officially announced as Labour’s candidate on...
Posted On 12 Nov 2019 at 4:45 pm

‘Best Of Brighton 2’ mini fest report

The Concorde 2 on Brighton seafront was certainly a hive of activity from 6pm to 11pm on Sunday 10th November, as they were hosting the second ever ‘Best Of Brighton’ event. The whole idea of the evening is to bring together a celebration of Brighton’s favourite bands, coupled...
Posted On 12 Nov 2019 at 4:17 pm
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Campaigner, 73, demands ‘deathtrap kerb’ repairs after breaking pelvis in fall

A veteran community campaigner is demanding the city council move a “deathtrap dropped kerb” after she broke her pelvis when her mobility scooter slipped there. Valerie Paynter, 73, was riding along Sackville Road when her new scooter slid off the kerb at the junction...
Posted On 12 Nov 2019 at 4:10 pm

Pair jailed for ‘despicable’ theft of 77-year-old woman’s Christmas cash

Two men have been jailed for the “despicable” theft of a 77-year-old woman’s Christmas money as she waited for the bus last year. Jason Ashton, 45, spotted Gloria Gibbs, who uses a walking frame with her oxygen bottles strapped to it, after she withdrew £100...
Posted On 12 Nov 2019 at 2:16 pm

Vegan protesters ushered out of McDonald’s during third protest there

An irritated security guard has been caught on camera pushing vegan activists out of McDonald’s on London Road, Brighton as they staged their third protest there. A DxE Brighton protester was convicted in September of criminal damage after throwing fake blood over the...
Posted On 12 Nov 2019 at 12:45 pm

Man ‘strangled sexual partners for kicks’, jury hears

An abusive boyfriend strangled both his partner and a teenage girl he had a one night stand with for sexual kicks, a court heard this week. Neil Scott-O’Connor, 23, is also accused of threatening to kill his 29-year-old partner and her toddler son as well as harassing and...
Posted On 12 Nov 2019 at 12:31 pm

Nurseries face tougher Ofsted requirements

New tougher standards mean fewer nurseries and preschools will be rated outstanding. A new Ofsted education inspection framework is now in place for early years settings, which was described as “tougher” to Brighton and Hove City Councillors. To achieve an outstanding...