Brighton and Hove plunged into darkness after power cut hits streetlights and thousands of homes and businesses

A power cut in Brighton and Hove last night plunged large parts of the city into darkness, with thousands of homes and businesses affected. Power cut in Hove. @UKPowerNetworks pic.twitter.com/WO6JVdXr1y — James Payne (@James_Payne_) September 19, 2018 Street lights went out, a...
Posted On 20 Sep 2018 at 10:33 am

Park volunteers scoop dozens of blooming awards

Volunteers, friends and community groups from across the city have been celebrating success, bringing home 29 awards from this year’s South and South East In Bloom campaign. Horticultural and environmental projects across the city, from small gardening, wildlife and friends...
Posted On 19 Sep 2018 at 12:30 pm

Hove man hit by bottle during North Street brawl last night

A Hove man was hospitalised with head injuries after being hit by what police believe was a bottle during a brawl on North Street last night. A police spokesman said: “At 9.10pm on Tuesday (18 September) police were called to reports of a fight between two groups of men in...
Posted On 19 Sep 2018 at 11:47 am

Storm Ali set to hit Brighton tomorrow night as Met issues two yellow weather warnings

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office as Storm Ali is forecast to hit the south coast on Thursday night – with another warning in place on Sunday too. The first be aware warning, issued at about 10.30am this morning, says very strong winds will sweep...
Posted On 19 Sep 2018 at 11:05 am

Brighton council prepares to drop Mears as housing contractor

Council home repairs and refurbishments should be brought back in-house once the city council’s contract with Mears ends and other building projects split into smaller contracts, a report published today recommends. Brighton and Hove City Council’s ten year contract...
Posted On 18 Sep 2018 at 3:05 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion grab point in four goal thriller

Southampton 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 2 Albion came back from two goals down to grab a vital away point at St Mary’s. The Seagulls were fairly woeful in the first half with Saints quite simply all over them. The home side had plenty of the ball but did very little...
Posted On 17 Sep 2018 at 10:20 pm

Social workers assess almost 1,000 ‘at risk’ adults in Brighton and Hove

Almost 1,000 checks were carried out by social workers after concerns were raised about vulnerable adults in Brighton and Hove last year. The checks – to work out whether vulnerable adults were at risk of, for example, sexual abuse, violence or financial exploitation – are a new...

Bruce on the Boundary – Final fixture at Hove will show extent of progress at Sussex

Sussex captain Ben Brown insists their season will be judged a success, even if it ends in disappointment. Brown watched from the dugout on Saturday as Sussex lost in the final of the Vitality Blast to Worcestershire. There wasn’t much he could do to affect events at Edgbaston...
Posted On 17 Sep 2018 at 2:52 pm

Hove’s Secret Garden locked up after ‘wild parties’ and vandalism

A tranquil garden which was used as a sanctuary has been closed after drunks and youths trashed it with wild parties and vandalism. The Secret Garden behind St Leonard’s Church in New Church Road, Hove, was transformed four years ago from abandoned ground into allotments...
Posted On 17 Sep 2018 at 2:24 pm

Hundreds of ‘hidden children’ in Brighton and Hove missing out on education, says report

Hundreds of Brighton and Hove children may be falling through the cracks as they are missing out on school. The so-called “hidden children” are known to include six primary age pupils who are not in school full time and at least 439 pupils that secondary schools believe are not...