An honour and a privilege – Amaze charity champion recognised by the Queen

The longest-serving member of staff at a Brighton charity has been recognised by the Queen in the Birthday Honours List. Lizzie Batten, 61, was made an MBE for services to young people with disabilities and vulnerable families for her work at Amaze. She manages the volunteer team...
Posted On 12 Jun 2021 at 7:57 pm

County lines crack dealer jailed for peddling drugs in Brighton

A “county lines” drug dealer has been jailed for three years for peddling heroin and crack cocaine in Brighton. Bryan Godoy-Lojan, 24, was jailed Judge Jeremy Gold at Hove Crown Court after pleading guilty to drug dealing over several months in 2019. Sussex Police said today...
Posted On 12 Jun 2021 at 7:29 pm

1-2-3-4 Records tour with PVA and friends

PVA + NUHA RUBY RA + MUCK SPREADER + LAMBRINI GIRLS – THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 10.6.21 & ARTIFICIALLY YOURS – THE PIGS PALACE, HASTINGS 11.6.21 London based label 1-2-3-4 Records are currently roaming North, South, East and West around the country with a...
Posted On 12 Jun 2021 at 3:59 pm

Queen’s honour gives lift to air ambulance boss

Air ambulance boss Leigh Curtis has been made an MBE for his service, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Curtis is a long-serving member of the senior leadership team at Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS), having joined 14 years ago. The KSS air ambulances are a...
Posted On 12 Jun 2021 at 1:33 pm

Queen honours people from Brighton and Hove for making a difference

More than half a dozen people from Brighton and Hove have been honoured for making a difference in sport, the arts, business and in caring for others. Those honoured include Brighton Festival guest director Lemn Sissay, for services to literature and charity. He becomes an OBE,...
Posted On 11 Jun 2021 at 10:30 pm

Head stays at Brighton primary – as trust bosses offer free school uniforms

The academy trust that is taking over a Brighton school said today (Friday 11 June) that the head teacher would be staying on. The Pioneer Academy trust also said that it would fund a free extra uniform for every child attending Moulsecoomb Primary School. And Pioneer’s chief...
Posted On 11 Jun 2021 at 6:16 pm

Boy hit by car in Brighton

A 12-year-old boy escaped with minor injuries after being hit by a car in Brighton, Sussex Police said. But the although the stopped, the driver spoke to the boy only briefly before driving off. Sussex Police issued an appeal for witnesses this afternoon (Friday 11 June). The...
Posted On 11 Jun 2021 at 3:14 pm

Two more doctors’ surgeries agree to merge

Two doctors’ surgeries in Brighton have agreed to merge from the start of October, they announced today (Friday 11 June). Albion Street Surgery and St Peter’s Medical Centre said that it would be “an excellent opportunity to consolidate and develop services” for patients. The...
Posted On 11 Jun 2021 at 2:22 pm

Penalty warning as annual summer drink and drug driving crackdown coincides with Euro 2020 football tournament

As the Euro 2020 football tournament gets under way, the police have started their annual summer crackdown on drink and drug driving with a warning about the penalties. Those straying offside of the law face a year-long driving ban – or longer – and an unlimited fine and possibly...
Posted On 11 Jun 2021 at 9:13 am

Solar power could cut electric bills by almost £200 a year, new study finds

Switching to solar power could save people in Brighton and Hove almost £200 on their electricity bills, according to new research. The study, which compared Britain’s 30 biggest cities, also found that the relatively sunny local climate meant that Brighton and Hove consumers...
Posted On 11 Jun 2021 at 8:52 am