Mother’s petition calls for safe crossings on key school route

A mother has started a petition to try to slow down traffic and add more crossings on a busy road that families cross every day. Polly Wrenn is concerned about children’s safety as Shirley Drive in Hove is a 30mph road with no crossings but is used by youngsters from a number of...

Parkruns on hold in red tape wrangle over covid risks

Five popular parkruns are on hold in a wrangle over red tape and coronavirus safety. Brighton and Hove City Council has blamed the national parkrun organisers for not completing an individual risk assessment for each event. Hundreds of people took part in the free 5k events every...

Police hunt for ex-prisoner with links to Hove

Police are looking for a former Rochester Prison inmate with links to Hove, Southwick, Shoreham, Lancing and Worthing. Michael Stanley, 31, is wanted for recall to prison, Sussex Police said today (Monday 24 May). Stanley, formerly of Grange Court, in Butts Road, Southwick, was...
Posted On 24 May 2021 at 6:55 pm

Road closed as fire fighters tackle house blaze

A busy Brighton road is closed this afternoon as firefighters tackle a house fire. The fire started in a house in Shaftesbury Road, off Viaduct Road. Six fire engines and the aerial ladder platform were called to the scene. Police have closed Viaduct Road. Brighton and Hove News...
Posted On 24 May 2021 at 5:10 pm

Sussex University experts join £20m drive to create green economy

Up to 11 energy policy experts at Sussex University will work with a new research and innovation centre aimed at helping factories and power plants switch to “clean” technology. And one of them, Benjamin Sovacool, will be a co-director of the organisation, the Industrial...
Posted On 24 May 2021 at 4:42 pm

Dropkick Murphys to play the Brighton Centre

The Dropkick Murphys have announced that they will be rockin’ the Brighton Centre on Thursday 24th February 2022 as part of their UK, Ireland and European tour. Support will come from The Interrupters. Purchase your concerts tickets HERE, HERE or from your usual ticket agency. We...
Posted On 24 May 2021 at 4:40 pm

Councillors petition for lower speed limit along Hove road

A petition to lower the speed limit along a busy road in Hove has been started on the council’s website. Conservative councillors Robert Nemeth and Garry Peltzer Dunn, who represent Wish ward on Brighton and Hove City Council, are calling for a 20mph speed limit along Portland...

Brighton pensioner’s plight highlights crisis in NHS dentistry, says national health watchdog

The plight of a Brighton pensioner has been cited as an illustration of the national crisis in NHS dental care, according to a health watchdog. Healthwatch England said that Gwen Leeming, 72, suffered for two years with infections in two of her back teeth. But when she tried to...
Posted On 24 May 2021 at 12:01 am