Greens call for a progressive alliance on the left in Brighton and Hove and beyond

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas is calling on Labour and the Liberal Democrats to co-operate with the Green Party in key seats to defeat the Conservatives. Ms Lucas and Jonathan Bartley, co-leaders of the Greens, have written to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron, the...
Posted On 20 Apr 2017 at 11:48 am

Brighton craft brewer opens own pub

A Brighton craft brewer has opened its own free house after taking over the site of a closed pub owned by Enterprise Inns. Landlord Rhys Davies threw open the doors of the Brighton Bierhaus – formerly the Jury’s Out and previously the Thurlow Arrms – on the corner of Edward...
Posted On 14 Apr 2017 at 12:20 am

Hove charity helps people climb out of debt

A Hove church has been celebrating the work of a charity aimed at tackling poverty today (Sunday 2 April). Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is an ecumenical charity dedicated to tackling the root causes of poverty across the UK. They have a vision of a fairer society with a...
Posted On 02 Apr 2017 at 6:59 pm

Hove residents see proposed design for regeneration of Sackville trading estate

Developer Mountpark’s initial proposals to regenerate the Sackville Trading Estate and the coal yard were the main topic of discussion at Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum’s Have Your Say Day yesterday (Saturday 18 March). The plans, which are still at the design stage, are part...
Posted On 19 Mar 2017 at 7:58 pm

Plans go on show for 600 new homes on Hove estate

Plans are going on show for 600 new homes on an estate between the railway line and Old Shoreham Road in Hove. The developer Mountpark will share its initial ideas for the Sackville Trading Estate and former Corralls coal yard at an exhibition on Saturday (18 March). As well as...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017 at 10:58 pm

African schools and clinics cry out for Brighton and Hove’s old computers

An aid charity is coming to Brighton and Hove to collect old computers to help schools and clinics in Africa. Computers 4 Africa is coming to the Sackville Trading Estate, in Hove, tomorrow (Thursday 23 February) and on Friday with an appeal for unwanted IT equipment. All data is...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017 at 7:31 pm

Crowd rallies in Brighton to show solidarity with migrants

A crowd rallied at the Clock Tower in Brighton to show solidarity with migrants last night (Monday 20 February). They asked people to imagine “one day without us” – one day without the migrants who live, work and study in Britain. Locally they include doctors, dentists and...
Posted On 21 Feb 2017 at 10:29 pm

Disabled man boosted in battle with Brighton and Hove council for permanent home

A disabled Hove man has been given a boost in his battle with Brighton and Hove City Council for a suitable permanent home. Almost 3,000 people have signed a petition in support of Robert Carver – known to friends as Bobby – and almost 200 people have raised more than £3,800 to...
Posted On 13 Feb 2017 at 5:37 am

Brighton mental health charity launches free suicide prevention app

A Brighton mental health charity has developed what is believed to be the first suicide prevention free mobile phone app called StayAlive. The charity, Grassroots, aims to raise £20,000 to improve vital support for vulnerable people at risk of taking their lives. It is starting...
Posted On 10 Sep 2016 at 2:08 pm

Best ever GCSE exam results for Brighton’s Varndean School

Students at Varndean School have improved their GCSE exam results with 61 per cent of students gaining five A* to C GCSE passes, including English and mathematics. This improvement is the school’s best ever and is particularly impressive given the worsening national trend....
Posted On 26 Aug 2016 at 1:59 am