Brighton school responds to ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating by calling meeting for parents

A Brighton school has invited parents to a meeting after education watchdog Ofsted published a critical report. The Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) plans to host a “parent forum” next week “to provide an opportunity to discuss the specific actions we are delivering to...
Posted On 19 May 2022 at 12:30 am

Woman saved by Brighton lifeboat crew becomes RNLI shop manager

A woman whose life was saved by a Brighton RNLI lifeboat crew has become the volunteer manager at the charity’s shop at Falmouth Lifeboat Station. Lise Vittrup spoke about the rescue – more than 25 years ago – and said: “I have always had a special place for the RNLI because of...
Posted On 19 May 2022 at 12:01 am

Southern Vipers leave Lightning in the shade

Southern Vipers 155 for 5 beat Lightning 124 for 8 by 31 runs Lauren Bell underlined her England credentials with a spell-binding three for 12 as Southern Vipers swatted Lightning aside by 31 runs in the Charlotte Edwards Cup. Towering right-arm swing bowler Bell is considered...

Neighbours fight Hove seafront hostel plan

A charity faces objections to its plans to convert a hotel into a 50-bedroom hostel. Homeless support charity St Mungo’s has submitted a retrospective planning application for the Smart Sea View Hostel, in St Catherine’s Terrace, Hove. It has operated the hotel as...

Concerns grow for missing girl, 14, from Brighton

UPDATE Tia Randall has been found safe, Sussex Police said. Sussex Police issued a public appeal for help finding a missing teenage girl today (Wednesday 18 May). Tia Randall, 14, from Brighton, was last seen Sunday (15 May), the force said. Police urged anyone who spotted Tia to...
Posted On 18 May 2022 at 5:37 pm

Addicts housed near drug dealers on Brighton estate, say neighbours

Craven Vale residents have criticised the council for repeatedly housing people with drink and drug problems alongside known dealers on their Brighton estate, leading to anti-social behaviour. They spoke out a Brighton and Hove City Council housing panel meeting yesterday...

Next mayor of Brighton and Hove – and deputy – formally named by council

Brighton and Hove City Council has formally announced the candidates to be the next mayor and deputy mayor. Green councillor Lizzie Deane is expected to become the next mayor of Brighton and Hove at the “annual council” meeting next week, taking over from Labour councillor Alan...
Posted On 18 May 2022 at 4:06 pm

Toads Hole Valley plans will jeopardise climate and transport aims, says campaign group

A campaign group is urging Brighton and Hove City Council to refuse outline planning permission for 880 homes at Toads Hole Valley in Hove. The plea from Brighton and Hove Friends of the Earth (BHFoE) comes as the council’s Planning Committee prepares to decide whether to approve...
Posted On 18 May 2022 at 12:54 pm

Parking permit payment problem lands driver with extra bill

A driver who spent six weeks trying to renew his parking permit ended up paying over the odds when the price went up. In early April, Andrew Mann, of Ferndale Road, Hove, started trying to renew his parking permit before it ran out at the end of the month. Whenever he tried to...

Burglars caught on security camera

Two burglars were filmed by security cameras during a burglary in Southwick last month. And now Sussex Police has published a picture of the pair – wearing face masks and high-vis vests – as they broke into a house. The force has issued a public appeal for help to identify the...
Posted On 18 May 2022 at 12:01 am