The cost to tenants of renting privately

Tenants who privately rent are at the mercy of letting agents because agents need the business from landlords and offer them incentives. The agents are increasingly passing their fees onto young people and other tenants with low incomes who are renting privately. Matthew Bolton,...
Posted On 25 Aug 2015 at 3:02 pm

Hove MP Peter Kyle picnics with deputy leadership contender Ben Bradshaw

Labour Party members from Brighton & Hove headed down to the beach to quizz Labour’s deputy leader Ben Bradshaw MP and share a glass of wine with Hove MP Peter Kyle in the sunshine on Saturday August 22. As deputy leader, Mr Bradshaw says: “I will bring the party back...
Posted On 22 Aug 2015 at 5:49 pm

Deputy Labour leadership contender visits Hove

Labour Party members are invited to join Ben Bradshaw, MP for Exeter, behind Hove and Kingsway Bowling club near Hove beach to discuss how Labour must change and rebuild to form another government in 2020. Mr Bradshaw is standing for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party and...
Posted On 21 Aug 2015 at 1:16 pm

Brighton’s Longhill Students make significant progress in their GCSEs

Longhill High School reported some outstanding subject results this year and ten star scholars although overall GCSE performance dipped slightly. Head teacher Haydn Stride said: “I would like to both congratulate and thank families of our students for their support across the...
Posted On 20 Aug 2015 at 5:32 pm

Outstanding results in English and triple science at Patcham High School

Students at Patcham High School got 59 per cent A* to C grades including English and maths which is an increase of 12 per cent from last year. Deputy Head Mike Newman said: “The average grade per child has increased. “These results show a real commitment from students. “In...
Posted On 20 Aug 2015 at 4:14 pm

Dorothy Stringer Head praises students and Brighton and Hove partnership for 8 per cent improvement in GCSEs

By Roz Scott GCSE A* to C grades at Dorothy Stringer High School rose by 8 percentage points from last year to 73 per cent which is 4 per cent above the national average. This is just 1 percentage point below the school’s best ever results. Head teacher Richard Bradford said: “I...
Posted On 20 Aug 2015 at 2:08 pm

Save our Western Road Post Office

Residents argued that elderly and blind residents of Brunswick would be unable to walk uphill to Melville Road in Seven Dials to collect their pensions when the Western Road Post Office closes in January at a public meeting. A petition organised by City Books and available in 50...
Posted On 18 Aug 2015 at 12:19 pm

RISE refuge food appeal: ‘I know who I am’

RISE, Brighton & Hove’s domestic abuse charity, has launched an appeal for dried food and household necessities for residents at their refuges. The appeal is led by Madelaine Hunter, RISE community fundraiser, herself a survivor of domestic abuse. Madelaine said: “When...
Posted On 14 Aug 2015 at 11:29 am

Almost half of all A-level students at Blatch6 gain A* to B grades

A-level results at Blatch6 are their best ever this year and 47 per cent of students gained A*-B grades. This was an increase of seven per cent in A*-B grades compared with last year and the overall pass rate of A to E grades was 99.4 per cent. Headteacher Janet Felkin praised...
Posted On 13 Aug 2015 at 2:53 pm

Graffiti at Brighton’s i360 in memory of rapper Sean Price

By Roz Scott Aroe MSK and other street artists spray-painted the barriers around the i360 building site near the West Pier in Brighton last weekend. Aroe MSK said that his street art was in memory of the American rapper, Sean Price, who died aged 43 in Brooklyn, New York...
Posted On 11 Aug 2015 at 8:59 am