Brighton MP blasts Prime Minister over Afghan refugee scheme

The Green MP for Brighton Pavilion has criticised the Prime Minister over a scheme to help refugees from Afghanistan to relocate to Britain. Caroline Lucas asked about the Afghan relocations and assistance policy (ARAP) at Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons today...
Posted On 22 Jun 2022 at 11:02 pm

Residents plead for lower speed limit at accident blackspot

Residents campaigning for a lower speed limit on a busy road could see action by the end of the year. An “experimental traffic order” is proposed for Wilson Avenue, Brighton, which would last for 18 months, with a public consultation taking place during the first six months....

Residents fear ‘liveable streets’ will just displace traffic

A nine-week public consultation is due to start next month after councillors voted to move forward with a pilot low-traffic neighbourhood (LTN) scheme. The latest designs for the Hanover and Tarner Liveable Neighbourhood project follow from a series of public workshops where...

Babes in the Wood killer’s ex-girlfriend fails to win perjury appeal

The former girlfriend of Babes in the Wood killer Russell Bishop has failed in an attempt to appeal after being convicted of perjury. Bishop, who died in January aged 55, was jailed in 2018 for a minimum of 36 years after being convicted of the murders of Nicola Fellows and Karen...
Posted On 22 Jun 2022 at 2:22 pm

East Brighton campaigners sceptical of ‘vague’ plan for buses

Campaigners hoping new bus funding would be used to improve school services in East Brighton say they are “underwhelmed” by the vagueness of plans to spend it. Brighton and Hove was given £27.9 million to improve services and get more people onto buses by the...
Posted On 22 Jun 2022 at 2:19 pm

‘Glowing’ Ofsted report for Woodingdean school

Rudyard Kipling Primary School has again been rated as good by inspectors despite a difficult year fighting the prospect of lowered pupil numbers. In the latest Ofsted report, the Woodingdean school was praised for its “ambitious and engaging curriculum” as well as for...
Posted On 22 Jun 2022 at 1:45 pm

Thunderstorms set to hit Brighton and Hove tomorrow

A weather warning for thunderstorms and torrential rain over Brighton and Hove has been issued for tomorrow afternoon. The Met Office has issued the warning covering most of the south of England and parts of Wales from 10am to midnight. And the BBC’s forecast for Brighton...
Posted On 22 Jun 2022 at 1:10 pm

Drink drive suspect arrested in pub

Police looking for a drink driver yesterday found their suspect in a nearby pub with a freshly pulled pint in front of him. Officers were called to Station Road after a 999 call alerted them to a car being driven erratically at about 3.40pm. The car was traced on CCTV, and soon...
Posted On 22 Jun 2022 at 12:49 pm

Ambulance service is overstretched and has inadequate leadership, inspection says

The ambulance service which covers Brighton and Hove is overstretched and has inadequate leadership, an inspection has found. The Care Quality Commission rated South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb) as good overall – but said there were concerns its leadership could...
Posted On 22 Jun 2022 at 11:46 am

Wildlife rescuers ‘in tears’ as avian flu hits Brighton and Hove

Wildlife rescuers have found themselves ‘in tears’ when being asked to deal with scores of dead or dying birds as avian flu hits the south coast. The government confirmed yesterday that three gulls found dead at Brighton Marina earlier this month died of avian flu...
Posted On 22 Jun 2022 at 10:34 am
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