Brighton and Hove schools take on nurses to reduce self-harming among young people

Hundreds of children and young people, mainly girls, are being admitted to hospital every year as a result of self-harming. They have to wait up to 18 weeks for a referral to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and up to 8 weeks to see a school counsellor after...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015 at 11:49 pm

Brighton and Hove’s housing and new homes committee explores living rent

By Roz Scott Tenants across Brighton and Hove are struggling to pay their rent because the city is a “low wage economy with excessively high property costs”, according to a council housing committee report. The Living Rent Campaign petitioned councillors last year asking them to...
Posted On 02 Oct 2015 at 1:19 am

Budget cuts in policing likely to affect Brighton residents

Sussex Police are waiting to hear from central government about the scale of future cuts to budgets for policing and their impact on Brighton & Hove residents. Local Action Teams, part of the Safe in the City Partnership, enable residents to raise concerns about crime and...
Posted On 11 Sep 2015 at 5:45 pm

Planners narrowly approve student block in Brighton’s Lewes Road

Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee voted to approve a new student block near the Vogue Gyratory on the corner of Lewes Road and Gladstone Place yesterday (Wednesday 26 August). There will be 51 studio flats for students with a 24-hour manned security service,...
Posted On 27 Aug 2015 at 9:59 am

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