Children missing from Hove hotel spur campaigners to petition council

A campaign group has called on Brighton and Hove City Council to come up with a “plan of action” to keep unaccompanied asylum-seeking children safe. Homes Not Hotels started a petition asking the council to recognise that it had failed the 136-plus children who went missing from...

Wedding Present’s David Gedge to play acoustic show in Brighton

Now here’s something a little bit different! On Friday 28th April, The Wedding Present’ frontman, David Gedge, will be launching his brand new book, titled ‘All The Songs Sound The Same – The Wedding Present’. It is a celebration of songs by The Wedding Present and Cinerama in...
Posted On 06 Mar 2023 at 9:21 pm

Hove school governors vote to become academy

The governors of a Hove primary school have voted to become an academy – and to join a multi-academy trust in the process. West Blatchington Primary and Nursery School is to join the Pioneer Academy which already runs another school in Brighton – Moulsecoomb Primary School. The...
Posted On 06 Mar 2023 at 7:02 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion women’s coach leaves after just six games

Brighton and Hove Albion women’s coach Jens Scheuer is leaving the club after just six games in charge. Jens Scheuer is leaving his position as women’s head coach by mutual consent. — Brighton & Hove Albion Women (@BHAFCWomen) March 6, 2023 Scheuer, a former Bayern Munich...
Posted On 06 Mar 2023 at 7:01 pm

Long-serving councillor applauded for dedication to education

A long-serving councillor has received praise for her dedication to children and young people in Brighton and Hove weeks before she plans to retire. Conservative councillor Vanessa Brown, 77, was lauded by Green councillor Hannah Allbrooke and applauded by colleagues across the...

Hebrew congregation moves into new synagogue in Hove

Members of the Brighton and Hove Hebrew Congregation have moved into a newly built synagogue in Hove last week, after three years of development and construction. The congregation hosted their first services in the synagogue in the new Jewish community hub on New Church Road,...
Posted On 06 Mar 2023 at 3:49 pm

Honey trap attackers jailed

Three men from Hove who robbed and assaulted a teenager they lured to a derelict car workshop with a honey trap have been jailed for a total of 81 months. Balint Besze, 20, of New Church Road; Theo Hallworth, 19, of Marine Avenue; and Reuben Willard, 19, of Hangleton Road; lured...
Posted On 06 Mar 2023 at 2:01 pm

Labour list all Brighton and Hove City Council election candidates for May

Labour has announced its full list of candidates for the Brighton and Hove City Council local elections in May, becoming the first party to do so. In total, 54 candidates are standing in 23 wards – up from 21 wards after a boundary review since the last local elections in May...
Posted On 06 Mar 2023 at 1:17 pm

Rogue builder jailed for initimidating pensioners into handing over life savings

32″ A “despicable” rogue builder who intimidated pensioners into handing over hundreds of thousands of pounds for shoddy work has been jailed for eight years. Hughie Smith, helped by his son John, convinced one Hove man to pay almost £200,000 in admin fees to...
Posted On 06 Mar 2023 at 1:02 pm

What’s happening to house prices?

The recession has already started. Then again, no it hasn’t. But it’s definitely coming. Actually, maybe it’s not. But whether it does or it doesn’t, house prices have definitely dropped. Or they will anyway. Maybe. Some of them. As the above might have tipped you off, I don’t...
Posted On 06 Mar 2023 at 11:18 am