Nurseries face tougher Ofsted requirements

New tougher standards mean fewer nurseries and preschools will be rated outstanding. A new Ofsted education inspection framework is now in place for early years settings, which was described as “tougher” to Brighton and Hove City Councillors. To achieve an outstanding...

Inquest opens after Brighton woman found hanged at Hove hospital

An inquest has opened into the death of a 26-year-old Brighton woman who was found hanged at a hospital in Hove. Bethany Tenquist, widely known as Beth, was found in her room on Caburn Ward at Mill View Hospital, in Hangleton, four days after Christmas last year. Staff from...
Posted On 11 Nov 2019 at 10:52 pm

Four Brighton and Hove schools to cut places as birth rates fall

Four schools face cutting the number of places and classes that they offer as a result of falling birth rates. Brighton and Hove City Council expects parents and carers to apply for 2,518 places for children starting at infant and primary schools in September 2021, down from...

Home to school transport review to start next month

An independent review of home to school to transport problems in Brighton and Hove is to start next month. The external reviewer – yet to be chosen – will be given 18 days to investigate the problems and prepare a draft report. The final report is due to be finalised just 17 days...
Posted On 11 Nov 2019 at 5:25 pm

Four people arrested after Hove burglary and car chase

Four people were arrested last night after a burglary in Hove during which car keys were stolen and a subsequent car chase. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Monday 11 November): “Four people have been arrested after police pursued a stolen vehicle in Worthing. “Around 11pm on...
Posted On 11 Nov 2019 at 2:43 pm

Hawkwind 50th anniversary tour kicks off in Brighton

HAWKWIND + THE BLACKHEART ORCHESTRA – THEATRE ROYAL, BRIGHTON 10.11.19 Famed space rockers Hawkwind landed in Brighton tonight at the Theatre Royal in New Road on the opening date of their 50th anniversary tour. Thankfully Brighton was added to the 15-date tour of the UK...
Posted On 11 Nov 2019 at 11:48 am

Deafened in Brighton by Guitar Wolf

GUITAR WOLF + YOUNG FRANCIS HI-FI + GOLDIE DAWN – THE HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON 08.11.19 When I put together the preview for tonight’s gig, I titled it “Loud raw energy band Guitar Wolf set to deafen Brighton” and boy was I accurate with that, as my ears were seriously...
Posted On 11 Nov 2019 at 12:49 am

They’re playing all the right ‘Chords’

THE CHORDS UK + DEPARTMENT S – PATTERNS, BRIGHTON 09.11.19 As time goes on in the wonderful world of music, bands and artists often mature with age. It’s often noted that the longer groups are in existence, the more likely it is that members will come and go and fall by the...
Posted On 10 Nov 2019 at 5:45 pm

Premier League Match Day 12 – Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion

Eighth place Albion take on 14th place Manchester United at Old Trafford where a win could take the Seagulls just outside the Champions League places. Albion line up almost unchanged, with Shane Duffy replacing the injured Adam Webster. Leandro Trossard has been preferred to...
Posted On 10 Nov 2019 at 1:29 pm

Five random things we’ll write about to emphasise Brighton & Hove Albion are SIX places ahead of Manchester United prior to Sunday’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford

1) Brighton and Hove Albion are eighth in Premier League. Manchester United are fourteenth. Albion are six places ahead. On the equivalent date in 1999, United were 77 places ahead. 2) In the past seven years there has been an approximate 67 per cent drop in middle-aged men and...
Posted On 09 Nov 2019 at 7:19 pm