Free breakfasts for Brighton and Hove cyclists

Free breakfasts are being offered to get people onto their bikes in Brighton and Hove next week. To mark Bike Week, free food and entertainment will be given to anyone who pedals up to one of three sites during the week. Curly Hair will be providing the music at the first...
Posted On 18 Jun 2010 at 1:33 pm

Cartoon pandas used to warn Brighton and Hove kids about drugs

A series of animated cartoons have been produced to warn Brighton and Hove schoolchildren about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. The short films, called Bamboozled, will be screened on the city’s Ru-ok substance misuse website for teenagers as well as on digital channel Teachers...
Posted On 18 Jun 2010 at 10:19 am

Brighton’s CSI cops to share their skills

Brighton police’s version of CSI will share some of their techniques at an emergency services fun day. The force’s scenes of crime officers (SOCO) will be among dozens of police, firefighters, coastguards and ambulance crew taking part in the free 999 event in East Brighton Park,...
Posted On 18 Jun 2010 at 7:58 am

Brighton music venue threatened with closure over noise levels

A music venue faces closure after being told its licence will be suspended because of noise levels. Management of the Freebutt, in Phoenix Place, Brighton, have launched a petition against the move by Brighton and Hove City Council. They say they have been told by council...
Posted On 17 Jun 2010 at 2:17 pm

Hove drug dealer gives up Aston Martin after order to repay ill-gotten gains

A Hove drug dealer has been ordered to repay £27,921 of his ill-gotten gains or face an extra year in jail. Simon Neil Archer, 45, of Newtown Road, Hove, is already serving a six year sentence after being caught on Hangleton Link Road in February 2008 driving a white Ford Transit...
Posted On 17 Jun 2010 at 11:23 am

Hollingdean teenagers save boy from drowning in Brighton Marina

A 14-year-old fisherman almost drowned after falling into Brighton Marina. Ben Cooke, from Burgess Hill, accidentally tumbled into the water while he was fishing on the harbour arm. He was saved when his fall was spotted by Harry Oswin and Connor Macey, both from Hollingdean, who...
Posted On 17 Jun 2010 at 7:40 am

Tebbit calls for an inquiry into the Brighton Bombing

Lord Tebbit has called on the Government to set up a public inquiry into the 1985 bombing of Brighton’s Grand Hotel. The politician said victims of the attack deserved the same level of examination of the incident as those of Bloody Sunday. He spoke in response to the publication...
Posted On 16 Jun 2010 at 7:44 pm

More calls for primary school at Hove’s Connaught Centre

Residents are increasing pressure on the council to transform college buildings into a much-needed primary school. Two members of the public will present questions to Brighton and Hove City Council’s cabinet this week calling on it to create a primary school at the Connaught...
Posted On 16 Jun 2010 at 10:45 am

Council urged to dump i360 seafront tower plan

Campaigners are calling on the council to bring an end to plans for a 150m tall viewing tower on Brighton beach. A petition against the proposed i360 tower, designed by London Eye architects Marks Barfield, will be presented to Brighton and Hove City Council’s cabinet when they...
Posted On 16 Jun 2010 at 8:26 am

Brighton MP urges help for refugee charity

The new Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, Caroline Lucas, has tabled a parliamentary motion calling for help for a refugee charity. Refugee and Migrant Justice faces closure today (Monday 14 June) after claiming that it had been pushed into financial problems by changes to the way...
Posted On 15 Jun 2010 at 2:37 pm