Brighton elm tree saved until April

By Jenni Davidson A much-loved elm tree at the Seven Dials has been given a further reprieve until Tuesday 2 April. Senior council officers confirmed on Friday (15 March) that no work would be done to the tree or the railings around it before then. The tree in Vernon Terrace was...
Posted On 19 Mar 2013 at 3:41 pm

Brighton campaigners explore solutions for Seven Dials tree

By Jenni Davidson Seven Dials residents came together last night (Tuesday 12 March) to brainstorm ideas to save a historic elm tree. Around 60 people attended the public meeting at the West Hill Hall to discuss ways that the tree, at the end of Vernon Terrace, Brighton, could be...
Posted On 13 Mar 2013 at 5:17 pm

Brighton tree campaigners overwhelmed by public support

By Jenni Davidson Two tree campaigners have told how moved they were by public support for their efforts to save an elm tree. The campaigners, Tom Druitt and Stephen Hendry, climbed the tree on Vernon Terrace, Brighton, in the early hours of Thursday 7 March. They spent two days...
Posted On 13 Mar 2013 at 2:32 pm

Paralympian Sophie Christiansen motivates Brighton marathon runners

By Jenni Davidson Five-times Paralympic gold medallist Sophie Christiansen visited Brighton on Saturday (9 March) to motivate a group of Brighton Marathon runners. The equestrian athlete spoke to runners who are taking part in this year’s marathon for local charity Mankind....
Posted On 11 Mar 2013 at 3:30 pm

Brighton and Hove to host international football match

By Tim Embleton Brighton and Hove is to host international football at the Amex later this month when England’s Under-21 team plays Austria. The match on Monday 25 March will be the Under-21s’ final game before the Euro 2013 U21 finals in Israel in June. This is the second time...
Posted On 11 Mar 2013 at 1:13 pm

Jo Brand visits Brighton’s Cityclean depot

By Jenni Davidson Comedian Jo Brand visited a group of adult learners at Cityclean’s household waste and recycling depot in Hollingdean this afternoon (Wednesday 6 March). The learners have all taken courses at Cityclean’s Learning Resource Centre. Brand entertained the audience...
Posted On 06 Mar 2013 at 11:48 pm

Brighton campaigners fight to save Seven Dials elm tree

By Jenni Davidson A group of campaigners is fighting to save an elm tree in Vernon Terrace in the Seven Dials area of Brighton. The tree is due to be cut down tomorrow morning (Thursday 7 March) as part of improvements to the Seven Dials roundabout. Supporters have formed a Save...
Posted On 06 Mar 2013 at 10:00 pm

Whitehawk beat Lewes in local derby

By Tim Embleton Lewes 2 Whitehawk 3 Ryman Premier League high-fliers Whitehawk visited the Dripping Pan in Lewes on Saturday (8 December) to taking on a side that had not lost a home game since the first week of the season. The match was a historic first meeting between local...
Posted On 11 Dec 2012 at 4:44 pm

Whitehawk to play Lewes for the first time

By Tim Embleton Whitehawk FC make the short trip to Lewes tomorrow (Saturday 8 December) for a local derby at the Dripping Pan. Whitehawk sit at the top of the Ryman Premier Division going into this game with 29 points gained so far this season. Second placed Margate have the...
Posted On 07 Dec 2012 at 11:30 pm

Central Brighton and Hove to get 20mph speed limit

By Jenni Davidson Central Brighton and Hove is to get a 20mph speed limit from April next year. The 20mph zone will run from Sackville Road in the west to Freshfield Road in the east and north as far as Old Shoreham Road. Only the seafront, Old Shoreham Road and Sackville Road...
Posted On 29 Nov 2012 at 2:53 pm