Breaking news: City College principal quits

The principal and CEO of troubled City College Brighton and Hove has quit, it was announced this afternoon. The Board of Governors has issued a statement to say Lynn Thackway has left due to a family illness. In a statement issued to City College staff, Mrs Thackway said: “It is...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015 at 3:47 pm

New bank plans for Lewes Road

Plans have been submitted to revamp the former NatWest bank on Lewes Road and build six flats on top. The bank has lain empty since NatWest closed the branch in May 2012 and has since become an eyesore, with graffiti sprayed on the boarded up windows. Now, Brighton developers...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015 at 3:06 pm

Man falls 50ft on to undercliff at Brighton Marina

A young man has been taken to hospital after falling 50ft from the cliff above Brighton Marina on to the undercliff below. The man was conscious and breathing when he was found after the fall earlier this afternoon (Monday 2 February). A police spokesman said: “Shortly...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015 at 2:51 pm

Hove off-licences caught selling booze to underage children

Three off-licences have been caught supplying alcohol to children in Brighton and Hove. Officers from Brighton and Hove neighbourhood licensing team tested four off-licences during the operation on 29 January. Staff at Poets Convenience Store in Westbourne Street, Vega Express in...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015 at 1:56 pm

Caroline Lucas ditches Green’s citizen’s income election pledge

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas has said a controversial Green policy to provide all adults with a citizen’s income is aspirational and not part of the party’s 2015 manifesto. Speaking on Radio 4’s Today program this morning, Ms Lucas said: “The...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015 at 1:50 pm

Thameslink boosts season ticket compensation

Thameslink is to boost the amount of compensation it offers to season ticket holders following days of disruption due to a burst water main.. The amount able to be claimed rose by about 5% from yesterday, to bring it in line with First Capital Connect rates. A spokesman for Govia...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015 at 11:12 am

Former Brighton nightclub up for sale

The former Jive Monkey nightclub off Brighton’s Old Steine is expected to reach £325,000 when it goes up for auction next week. The small club in Steine Street is being marketed as another venue, with an existing late licence until 3am all week, or as a residential...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015 at 9:46 am

Brighton i360 work diverts Victorian sewers with inflatable donut

A giant inflatable donut has been used to divert Brighton seafront’s Victorian brick sewers to a new pipe to make room for the Brighton i360. The innovative solution was used by contractors who needed to remove a section of the old pipe to make way for the viewing...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015 at 8:32 am

Brighton General Hospital to introduce parking charges

Staff and patients are to be charged to park at Brighton General Hospital from April. Sussex Community NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, says it is bringing in managed parking to control traffic flow. It says ambulances are being blocked by bad parking at the moment, and there...
Posted On 30 Jan 2015 at 1:37 pm

Teenage gang attack Hove man

Do you recognise the person in this image? Police want to speak to him about a robbery in Hove in which a man was attacked by a gang of about a dozen teenagers while he was on his way home. The 42-year-old man was outside Uncle Sam’s in Queens Parade when he was punched and...
Posted On 30 Jan 2015 at 1:16 pm