Hove MP belongs to committee at centre of lobbying questions

Hove MP Celia Barlow is a member of a parliamentary group run by a fellow Labour politician linked to a lobbying scandal. Mrs Barlow belongs to Eurim, an all-party parliamentary group on the “information society”, chaired by disgraced Luton MP Margaret Moran. Ms...
Posted On 28 Mar 2010 at 8:31 pm

Driver found dead in car at foot of cliffs

A man’s body has been recovered from a green Jaguar found upside down at the bottom of cliffs at Peacehaven this morning. The alarm was raised by a member of the public who spotted the car near to the Meridian monument in Peacehaven just after 8.30am. Police, fire, ambulance and...
Posted On 25 Mar 2010 at 1:56 pm

Brighton schools released from ‘disaster’ PFI deal

Three Brighton secondary schools will take back responsibility for managing their own buildings after eight years of a PFI deal dubbed a “disaster” by headteachers. Dorothy Stringer, Patcham High and Varndean will retake control of “soft services” including catering, grounds...
Posted On 23 Mar 2010 at 9:25 am

Hove 'school' celebrates 125 years

One of Hove’s oldest school buildings is marking its 125th anniversary. The Connaught Centre held an open day yesterday with the support of the Brighton Society. Activities included a Victorian school experience for “children” of all ages. There were costumes on hand for younger...
Posted On 21 Mar 2010 at 12:02 pm

Brighton's Market Diner closes for maintenance

One of Brighton’s most popular cafés was rumoured to have closed at the weekend – but the truth is more mundane. Reports were circulating on the internet that the Market Diner in Circus Street, Brighton, may have closed its doors for a final time. After all, less than two years...
Posted On 21 Mar 2010 at 9:43 am

Brighton benefit cheat landed with £2,400 bill

A Brighton man has admitted four charges of fraudulently claiming housing benefit and council tax benefit. Patrick Stoney, 62, of Edward Street, Brighton, was fined £200 for each offence, making £800 in total. Unemployed Stoney was also ordered to pay £1,600 legal costs and a £15...
Posted On 15 Mar 2010 at 2:23 pm

Demo targets Brighton University course closures

Brighton University faces a demonstration against its proposed closure of seven vocational courses. The classes – in silversmithing, bookbinding, woodwork, photography, printmaking, ceramics and plastics – are known as the Art House courses. Protesters are due to gather outside...
Posted On 15 Mar 2010 at 12:52 pm

Sussex University students in fresh protest

Sussex University students said that they had occupied the refectory at the Falmer campus in a fresh protest. They were calling for six students who were suspended after a previous protest to be allowed to return to their studies. The previous protest – the occupation of Bramber...
Posted On 11 Mar 2010 at 4:56 pm

Sussex University team make flu breakthrough

Sussex University researchers have come up with findings that may help flu sufferers. They found that it may not be just the physical symptoms that leave people with flu feeling tired and unwell. Their findings may also enable drugs companies to minimise the depressive...
Posted On 10 Mar 2010 at 10:50 am

Portslade man killed by unlicensed van driver

An unlicensed van driver has admitted causing the death of a 44-year-old moped rider from Portslade. Delshad Ajeeb Aziz, 26, pleaded guilty at Hove Crown Court yesterday to a charge of causing death by careless driving. He crashed into Anthony David Edney, of Thornhill Way,...
Posted On 10 Mar 2010 at 8:04 am