Lonely, isolated, fearful and cut off – the lives of Brighton and Hove’s homeless after being moved to Newhaven

Loneliness, safety concerns, transport costs and a lack of laundry facilities are among the problems facing people from Brighton and Hove in emergency housing in Newhaven. They were highlighted in a report focusing on the experiences of dozens of people living in Kendal Court,...

Councillors push for extra £250k support for people in temporary housing

An extra £250,000 is needed to help support people living in temporary housing. Members of Brighton and Hove City Council Housing and New Homes Committee agreed today (Wednesday 16 January) to ask for the money to be allocated as part of the council’s budget-setting...

Shipbuilding-inspired sculpture to sit at entrance to Hove Lagoon

Public art inspired by shipbuilding will create a local wildlife haven in Portslade. This month local designers Millimetre will begin installing the structure on Wharf Road embankment, a triangular shaped piece of land next to the road at the entrance to Shoreham Port and Hove...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 2:49 pm

Shoreham air show crash pilot was a risk taker, jury told

The pilot who crashed at the Shoreham air show, killing 11 men, took risks that “one would not expect a careful and competent fast jet display pilot to do”, a jury was told today (Wednesday 16 January). Tom Kark, prosecuting, said that Andrew “Andy” Hill,...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 1:09 pm

Prosecutor opens manslaughter case against Shoreham air show crash pilot

The Shoreham air show crash was caused by “the gross negligence” of 54-year-old pilot Andrew “Andy” Hill, prosecutor Tom Kark told an Old Bailey jury today (Wednesday 16 January). Hill was at the controls of a 1955 Hawker Hunter fighter jet when it crashed...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 12:18 pm

Former Brighton council leader becomes paperback writer

What next for a former council leader? After stepping down from the helm of Brighton and Hove City Council in 2015, Jason Kitcat started writing his first novel, which he self-published late last year. Described by the author as “a mix of Henning Mankell’s socially aware...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 9:25 am

Ex Hove Park schoolboy is founder member of NYC Seagulls

Former Hove resident and Hove Park School pupil Alex Hall has become an inaugural member of the newly formed New York City Seagulls Group. The members are dedicated to following the fortunes of Brighton and Hove Albion in the city that apparently never sleeps. Alex told Brighton...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 8:00 am

Shoreham air show crash pilot’s Old Bailey trial starts today

The prosecution of Shoreham air show crash pilot Andrew Hill is due to start today (Wednesday 16 January) at the Central Criminal Court – better known as the Old Bailey – in London. Andy Hill, 54, was at the controls of a Hawker Hunter jet aircraft when it crashed during the air...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 12:05 am

Brighton and Holmbush stores safe as Marks and Spencer announces more closures

Marks and Spencer stores in Brighton and Shoreham are safe for now as the retailer announced another round of branch closures yesterday (Tuesday 15 January). A thousand jobs were reported to be at risk as new cuts were made in the drive to switch from “bricks to...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 12:01 am

Hove MP tells Prime Minister to go back to the people

Hove Labour MP Peter Kyle told the Prime Minister Theresa May to go back to the British public during the debate on Brexit – Britain’s exit from the European Union. Mr Kyle spoke in the marathon debate on the Prime Minister’s proposed “withdrawal deal” with the EU late yesterday...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019 at 8:11 pm