Brighton and Hove schools to cut 360 places and reduce staff numbers

Brighton and Hove schools look likely to cut 360 places in the academic year after next in a move that is also expected to lead to more than a dozen job losses. The changes have been proposed to reflect falling class sizes, with hundreds fewer children coming up to four years...
Posted On 05 Sep 2020 at 1:08 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion keeper joins West Brom

Brighton and Hove Albion reserve goalkeeper David Button has signed for West Bromwich Albion, with the two clubs due to meet in a friendly today (Saturday 5 September). Albion said: “Goalkeeper David Button has completed a permanent move to West Bromwich Albion for an undisclosed...
Posted On 05 Sep 2020 at 10:01 am

Brighton girl, 12, reported missing

Sussex Police have issued a public appeal help finding a 12-year-old girl from Brighton who has been reported missing. Brighton and Hove police tweeted: “Please help us find 12-year-old Hope from Brighton, missing since Friday evening 4 September. “There is concern...
Posted On 05 Sep 2020 at 12:37 am

Greens and Labour vote to cut firefighters’ jobs they said were vital

The Greens and Labour joined forces to vote for a cut in the number of firefighters in Brighton and Hove at a meeting of East Sussex Fire Authority on Thursday 3 September. The number of firefighters will be reduced from 104 to 100 across the three fire stations at Preston...
Posted On 05 Sep 2020 at 12:05 am

Body found in Hove is second death linked to same flat

A body was found in a flat in Hove this morning (Friday 4 September). The death is the second to be linked to the same flat in the West Blatchington area of Hangleton, in less than five months. Neighbours, in Downland Drive, said that they suspected that the deaths were both...
Posted On 04 Sep 2020 at 10:15 pm

Two classes must self-isolate as Hove school staff member contracts coronavirus

Dozens of children at a Hove school have been told to self-isolate for 14 days after a member of staff tested positive for the coronavirus. Two year 7 classes will spend the next fortnight in quarantine along with a number of staff at Cardinal Newman Catholic School in Hove....
Posted On 04 Sep 2020 at 6:54 pm

Security camera films man scratching cars in Portslade – with video

A man suspected of scratching cars in Portslade was captured on camera, prompting a public appeal by police for help identifying him. Sussex Police said today: “Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to interview about a recent series of damage to parked cars in the...
Posted On 04 Sep 2020 at 6:30 pm

Wanted Brighton man hands himself in to police

A wanted man has handed himself in to police in Brighton, Sussex Police said today (Friday 4 September). The force said: “A man who was wanted by police in Brighton has handed himself in. “Ashley Volk, 28, was sought in connection with a report of stalking and harassment. “He was...

Dozens of new council homes to be completed in Brighton and Hove within months

Sixty-four new council homes are on track for completion in Brighton and Hove by the end of this year. The figure appears in a draft housing performance report going before the four Brighton and Hove City Council housing panels, made up of residents’ representatives and...

Brighton band DITZ announce co-headline UK tour

Hotly-tipped Brighton noise-rock band DITZ are pleased to announce that they will be heading out on tour with fellow Alcopop! Records labelmates FALSE ADVERTISING. They will be joining forces for a Jan/Feb 2021 run of UK co-headline tour dates early next year to celebrate the...
Posted On 04 Sep 2020 at 12:36 pm