Brighton housing project agreed for people with learning disabilities

Twenty four homes are to be built in Brighton for people with learning disabilities. Some of those who will live in the specially adapted homes may also have physical disabilities. The 24 self-contained flats are to be sited in Wellington Road, Brighton, as part of a joint...
Posted On 17 Nov 2009 at 5:41 pm

Brighton nurses told diplomas are ok by university

Brighton’s student nurses have been offered reassurance about their diploma course after the Government announced that nursing would be open only to those with a degree. Dr Shirley Bach, head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Brighton University, said: “It means nurses...
Posted On 17 Nov 2009 at 12:30 am

Officer accused of hitting Brighton woman to face trial

The police officer accused of hitting a Brighton woman with his baton has been told he will be tried for assault next March. Sgt Delroy Smellie, 47, is accused of striking Nicola Fisher, 35, who was attending a vigil in London on Thursday 2 April. The vigil was for Ian Tomlinson,...
Posted On 16 Nov 2009 at 11:26 pm

Latest swine flu outlook for Brighton and Hove

The threat of swine flu in Brighton and Hove has receded slightly. But local health experts are still meeting each week with the approach of the annual winter flu season when the number of cases is expected to rise. The forecast for deaths from swine flu have been revised...
Posted On 15 Nov 2009 at 10:45 pm

Brighton breezy and high winds hit Hove

Storms have continued to batter Brighton and Hove with strong gusts reaching up to 100mph. The roads and railways have been affected, with fallen trees disrupting some Southern rail services. At Hove railway station, fire crews were called into action after roof sheeting came off...
Posted On 14 Nov 2009 at 6:20 pm

Hove couple back in court to fight for holiday home

A couple from Hove have argued their case in court again as they to try to hang on to the holiday villa they built in Northern Cyprus. The long-running dispute involving David and Linda Orams won’t be over just yet though. Three judges in the Court of Appeal in London have...
Posted On 13 Nov 2009 at 11:59 pm

Detective to share Brighton's drug strategy successes

A Brighton detective has been invited to address a national conference on tackling drugs. Detective Chief Inspector Ian Pollard, who is based in John Street, Brighton, will explain why he believes the methods adopted by Sussex Police are proving to be a success. At the...
Posted On 13 Nov 2009 at 11:12 pm

Brighton commuters face more rail chaos

Brighton commuters face further disruption to hundreds of train services as First Capital Connect drivers refuse to work overtime or on rest days. About 200 services between Brighton and Bedford were cancelled today on top of 50 yesterday – and further disruption is expected...
Posted On 12 Nov 2009 at 11:56 pm

Brighton Business School offers social marketing course

Social marketing experts are laying on a course at Brighton University to help professionals understand how they can motivate people to lead healthier, happier lives. The social marketing postgraduate certificate is the first of its kind in Britain and is intended to offer career...
Posted On 12 Nov 2009 at 6:55 pm

Brighton's biggest roadworks to end within weeks

Motorists across Brighton and Hove can breathe a sigh of relief as Southern Water’s three-year project to replace nearly 35 miles of water mains is due to end within weeks. The final stages of the project to replace Brighton’s Victorian sewers is scheduled for completion by...
Posted On 12 Nov 2009 at 12:54 am