Portslade school wins praise from Ofsted inspectors

A Portslade school has been praised by inspectors who gave it a “satisfactory” rating. The Ofsted report for St Nicholas CE Junior, in Locks Hill, was published by the inspectorate yesterday. Lead inspector Rob Crompton gave the 246-pupil school for seven to 11-year-olds a grade...
Posted On 15 Jun 2010 at 10:29 am

Council hopeful joins campaign to save community garden

A council hopeful has pledged his support to the fight against plans for a Tesco on the site of the Lewes Road Community Garden. Tom French, who will stand for Labour in the by-election for a St Peter’s and North Laine seat on Brighton and Hove City Council on July 8, said the...
Posted On 15 Jun 2010 at 8:35 am

Call for new primary school buses in Hove

A councillor has called for school buses to be provided for pupils who have to travel far from home because of a shortage of places. Councillor Melanie Davis said parents from central areas of Brighton and Hove needed help to get their children to Benfield School, in Old Shoreham...
Posted On 14 Jun 2010 at 4:22 pm

Campaigners lobby for crafts exhibitions at Hove Museum

Campaigners have called for craft exhibitions to be reintroduced at Hove Museum. A petition signed by 25 people will be presented to Conservative councillor David Smith, cabinet member for culture at Brighton and Hove City Council, at a meeting at 4pm tomorrow (Tuesday 15 June)....
Posted On 14 Jun 2010 at 1:09 pm

Revamp planned for Woodingdean business park

Developers have applied for planning permission to build the first phase of a proposed business park revamp in Woodingdean. Property firm St Modwen wants to create four industrial warehouse and office units totalling 3,479 sq m at Woodingdean Business Park, at the junction of...
Posted On 14 Jun 2010 at 9:49 am

Apartments and offices plan proposed opposite Shoreham Harbour

A four-storey complex of 40 apartments with 870 sq m of office space and a medical centre is being planned for a site opposite Shoreham Harbour. Horsham-based developer Southern Housing Group has applied for permission to build the development on a derelict plot in Kingsway,...
Posted On 14 Jun 2010 at 8:03 am

Community split over Queen’s Park dog-free zone

Rival groups of residents are lobbying the council over the scrapping of a dog-free zone in Queen’s Park, Brighton. Hundreds of people have signed two opposing e-petitions about the issue. One petition, currently signed by 261 residents, calls for the re-instatement of a dog ban...
Posted On 13 Jun 2010 at 2:56 pm

Another new late night off licence planned for Kemp Town

Backers of a proposed new off licence called Lord Of The Wines will find out this week whether it will be granted permission to serve drinks until 4am. The licensing committee of Brighton and Hove City Council will consider the application for a new use for a former sweet shop....
Posted On 12 Jun 2010 at 10:09 pm

BRIGHTON PAVILION RESULT: First ever Green MP elected

Caroline Lucas has become the first ever Green Party MP after winning in Brighton Pavilion with 16,238 votes. Labour’s Nancy Platts was second on 14,986 ahead of Conservative Charlotte Vere on 12,275 and Lib Dem Berni Millam on 7,159. Nigel Carter for UKIP received 948...
Posted On 07 May 2010 at 7:02 am

BRIGHTON KEMPTOWN RESULT: Tory win for Simon Kirby

Conservative Simon Kirby has won the Brighton Kemptown seat with 16,217 votes, ahead of Labour’s Simon Burgess on 14,889. Lib Dem Juliet Williams was third with 7,691 and Green Ben Duncan was fourth on 2,330. UKIP candidate James Chamberlain-Webber received 1,384 votes,...
Posted On 07 May 2010 at 6:57 am