Boost for poorest children – but more needed, says campaigner

Some of the poorest children in Brighton and Hove could be given a £25,000 boost as campaigners and councillors look to improve their performance at school. Sussex University research fellow Carlie Goldsmith, who grew up in Whitehawk, said that more work was needed to give...

Parents quiz council after 62 children miss out on places at Varndean and Stringer

Two of Brighton and Hove’s biggest secondary schools have no space for more children for the next two years, concerned parents were told today (Monday 8 March). The parents were told that Varndean School and Dorothy Stringer both lacked the space in their classrooms, corridors,...

Nine lambs die after dog worries sheep

A shocking image of dead lambs has been published as a warning to dog walkers to keep their animals on a lead. Nine lambs and two ewes from Saddlescombe Farm next to Devil’s Dyke died after a dog chased them on Friday. Although the dog didn’t attack the sheep, the...
Posted On 08 Mar 2021 at 5:50 pm

More children likely to lose out in schools lottery next year

Dozens more children are predicted to lose out on a place at their nearest secondary school next year, according to council projections. This year, 62 children were told they had not got into Dorothy Stringer or Varndean school, despite living in its catchment, and offered places...
Posted On 08 Mar 2021 at 5:39 pm

Brighton bands Dakka Skanks and The Freedub Press announce gig with The Members

An exciting evening of Punk, Ska and Reggae has been lined up at the height of summer on Saturday 3rd July 2021 and will feature none other than The Members, along with Dakka Skanks and The FreeDub Press. Punk legends, The Members will be headlining the concert which will be...
Posted On 08 Mar 2021 at 3:48 pm

Trawler skipper goes on trial after three died when fishing boat sank

A trawler skipper has gone on trial after three men died when a small fishing boat sank a mile and half from Shoreham Harbour. Two of those who died were from Brighton – Mircea “Mitch” Ilie, 40, of Elm Grove, and his brother-in-law Irinel Popovici, 41, of Barcombe Road. Mr Ilie,...
Posted On 08 Mar 2021 at 12:20 pm

Parents issue plea to help find missing man from Portslade

The parents of a missing man from Portslade have issued a plea for the public’s help to find him. Tom Jennings, also known as Tom Wright, was last seen on Thursday morning (4 March). His mother said: “Please help us get Tom home safely. We are so worried and we’re missing him.”...
Posted On 08 Mar 2021 at 9:51 am