Jailed Brighton mother tries to keep dead baby’s father out of inquest

A Brighton mother who was jailed for the manslaughter of her 20-month-old daughter has objected to the baby’s father having any involvement when an inquest takes place next year. Verphy Kudi, 20, also objected to her care records being made available to the coroner’s court when...
Posted On 24 Nov 2022 at 11:28 pm

New horizons beckon as former Sussex student becomes European Space Agency astronaut

A former Sussex University student has been named as one of 17 new European Space Agency astronauts. Rosemary Coogan, 31, completed a doctorate at the university, based in Falmer, just three years ago and was one of three Britons in the “ESA astronaut class of 2022”. Dr Coogan is...
Posted On 24 Nov 2022 at 5:50 pm

Brighton Gasworks developer changes plans to include affordable homes

Changes to a major proposed development near Brighton Marina have been revealed. The revised plans include the delivery 40 percent of the development as affordable homes. The number of homes has also increased, adding eight apartments and four townhouses to bring the new proposed...
Posted On 24 Nov 2022 at 5:48 pm

Man arrested for arson after Mercedes torched in Hove

A man is being questioned on suspicion of arson after a Mercedes was set alight in Hove – just two days after another car was torched in the same street. The black Mercedes Benz SLC was set on fire in Ventnor Villas shortly after 11am today. Emergency services were called,...
Posted On 24 Nov 2022 at 1:55 pm

University staff start three-day walkout

University staff across the city have staged the first of three strike days today. Members of the University and College Union at both the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex are striking over pay and conditions today and tomorrow. University of Sussex staff are...
Posted On 24 Nov 2022 at 1:22 pm

Gas leak repairs close university campus for third day

A mains gas leak at the University of Brighton’s Falmer campus has now been repaired, but the campus will remain closed while reinstatement work continues. Brighton’s Falmer campus was closed on Tuesday and Wednesday while Southern Gas Network engineers worked on...
Posted On 24 Nov 2022 at 1:19 pm

Out of the cold: city venues open up warm spaces

Scores of venues across Brighton and Hove are creating warm spaces where those that need to can shelter from the cold this winter. Brighton and Hove City Council has published a directory of venues, including libraries, places of worship and community centres, where people...
Posted On 24 Nov 2022 at 12:31 pm

Hove governor speaks out against academy plans

The governor of a Hove primary school which is considering becoming an academy has spoken out against the plans. West Blatchington Primary School has been in talks with The Pioneer Academy, which took over Moulsecoomb Primary this year, to join its trust. Unions have warned that...
Posted On 24 Nov 2022 at 10:35 am

Brighton and Hove patients given laxatives costing £500k a year, study finds

The NHS spent almost half a million pounds on laxative prescriptions for patients in Brighton and Hove in the past financial year, according to a new study. The analysis found that NHS Brighton and Hove, the clinical commissioning group (CCG), spent £495,278 in 2021-22. A...
Posted On 24 Nov 2022 at 10:33 am

Remembering women – and not forgetting the violence they have suffered

TS Eliot wrote: “April is the cruellest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire.” I’ve never really understood that. The cruellest month for me – or at least the saddest – is November, the month of remembrance, a time that, facing into “dead land” of...
Posted On 24 Nov 2022 at 12:10 am
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