Former Albion manager and 1983 cup run hero praises staff on covid ward

Former Brighton and Hove Albion manager and 1983 FA Cup Final team member Jimmy Case has been convalescing on a coronavirus ward at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester. The former midfielder scored four goals in Albion’s cup run and returned to Brighton for a second...
Posted On 02 Mar 2021 at 7:26 pm

Overflowing bins on crowded spur council to switch to summer collections schedule

The overflowing bins on Brighton and Hove seafront at the weekend have prompted the council to switch to its summer collections schedule. But the news comes with a reminder that litterbugs face being handed a £150 on-the-spot fine. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “We’ve...
Posted On 02 Mar 2021 at 6:50 pm

Thousands of Brighton and Hove children to have free holiday club places – with food

More than 6,000 children in Brighton and Hove will be eligible for free holiday club places, with free meals, in the school holidays this year. The government has granted £780,000 to fund the holiday clubs and food – at Easter, over the summer and next Christmas – in part thanks...

Fairtrade Fortnight offers people in Brighton and Hove the chance to make a difference

We are in the middle of Fairtrade Fortnight when thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow the ingredients that make up our food and drinks, mine gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes – people who...
Posted On 02 Mar 2021 at 1:40 pm

Brighton teacher banned for two years after pupils drank and smoked in his flat

A Brighton teacher has been banned from the profession for two years after he invited 15 and 16-year-old pupils into his flat to smoke and drink. Thomas Kenwright, 32, was a teacher for seven years and spent the final three years of his career at Brighton College before a pupil...
Posted On 02 Mar 2021 at 1:03 pm

Older people’s free bus travel times change from next Monday

The time restrictions for old people’s free bus passes are being brought back in from next Monday (8 March) in Brighton and Hove. Those aged 66 and over will not be able to use their passes for free travel before 9am, Brighton and Hove City Council said today (Monday 1 March)....
Posted On 01 Mar 2021 at 7:40 pm

Patient rates Bridget the surgical robot as v good

Bridget the surgical robot – named after fictional heroine Bridget Jones – has already been rated v good by one satisfied patient. And consultant knee surgeon Sandeep Chauhan went further, saying: “This robot will revolutionise hip and knee replacement surgery.” To Mr Chauhan and...
Posted On 01 Mar 2021 at 1:56 pm

No bulge classes as more than 60 children lose out on catchment places

Councillors say they will not ask two of Brighton’s most popular schools to take bulge classes again after more than 60 children missed out on places. Oversubscribed Dorothy Stringer and Varndean have previously taken extra pupils in years when a large group of children...
Posted On 01 Mar 2021 at 11:44 am