An elected mayor could give Brighton and Hove the leadership it needs and deserves

The pressures on our city and those who lead it are urgent and critical. It will take clear purpose, co-operation and innovation to lead the city through the challenges of the coronavirus, Brexit and the economic tsunami that’s upon us, particularly after a decade of massive...
Posted On 07 Sep 2020 at 8:26 pm

Project aims to buy ‘ethnically diverse’ books for Brighton and Hove schools

One mother’s mission to bring ethnically diverse books into schools across Brighton and Hove is due to go before councillors next week. Lisa Haygarth is trying to raise £64,000 for the Multicultural School Book Fund to provide about 70 books with black, Asian and minority ethnic...

White van man jailed for being five times the drink drive limit in Brighton

A “white van man” has been jailed after being caught in Brighton with more than five times as much alcohol in his body as the law allows. Jason Sammes, 51, was arrested in a white Volkswagen Transporter van in Warren Road, Brighton. The carpenter, of Seaside, Eastbourne, admitted...
Posted On 07 Sep 2020 at 6:14 pm

Man charged over ten mile police chase

A man has been charged with a string of offences after police pursued a stolen car for ten miles from Worthing to Hove. James McDonagh, 38, unemployed, of no fixed address, has been charged with driving a motor vehicle dangerously, driving while disqualified, driving without...
Posted On 07 Sep 2020 at 1:05 pm

The Specials announce Brighton Centre concert

Veteran ska-punk band, The Specials, have announced they will play 16 dates across the UK next August and September, including a performance at the Brighton Centre on Saturday 4th September. Tickets go on sale Friday 11th September at 10am. Following the release of their eighth...
Posted On 07 Sep 2020 at 12:49 pm

Passenger announces Komedia Brighton concert

Passenger perform a one-off, intimate show at Komedia Brighton to raise money for independent grassroots music venues as part of the Passport: Back to Our Roots project. Passport: Back to Our Roots is a nationwide series of one-off intimate gigs by the UK’s biggest artists,...
Posted On 07 Sep 2020 at 11:27 am

Hove school head reassures parent over coronavirus measures

The head of Brighton and Hove’s biggest school has written to parents to reassure them after it emerged on Friday that a teaching assistant had tested positive for the coronavirus. Claire Jarman said that no other members of staff or students had reported having any symptoms. And...
Posted On 07 Sep 2020 at 9:20 am