Brighton Labour candidate sends election leaflets to Bolton

Labour’s candidate for Brighton Kemptown got a little carried away with his latest election leaflet – when he sent it to voters in Liverpool, London and Bolton. Simon Burgess’s campaign team accidentally sent 20,000 leaflets to people all over the country. A...
Posted On 13 Apr 2010 at 9:12 pm

Brighton boffins have a Capello chant to win World Cup for England

Brighton scientists are searching for the perfect football chant to spur England on to victory in the World Cup this summer. Researchers from Mindlab used electrodes to test how 16 football fans reacted to various chants. As well as raising players’ spirits, the experts said that...
Posted On 08 Apr 2010 at 6:44 pm

Brighton artist spends £200k on plastic surgery to look like Nefertiti

A Brighton woman has spent £200,000 on 53 cosmetic surgery treatments in an attempt to look like the Ancient Egyptian queen Nefertiti. As a result, Nileen Namita, 50, even had to withdraw her daughter Rachel, 16, from Roedean, the girls’ school in Brighton, because she could no...
Posted On 31 Mar 2010 at 6:18 pm

Google snaps a Brighton seagull

Since going live in Brighton and Hove last Thursday, some great images have been spotted on Google Street View. This chance snap of a seagull with bread in its mouthe, which was doing the rounds on Twitter yesterday, has been described as capturing “the true spirit of...
Posted On 16 Mar 2010 at 8:55 am

Google Street View launched in Brighton and Hove

Google Street View has lanched in Brighton and Hove. The internet giant’s cars, with cameras mounted on their roofs, were busy photographing all the city’s roads back in March last year. Here’s the Royal Pavilion, here’s the Duke of York’s cinema,...
Posted On 11 Mar 2010 at 8:33 am

Man sees Jesus in his packed lunch

A Brighton man claims he has seen Jesus in his Thai rice packed lunch. Tom Planer, who works for social media agency Qube Media, was eating his lunch and reading about the Welsh family who had spotted an image of Jesus in a Marmite jar lid when he spotted the religious image. He...
Posted On 09 Mar 2010 at 10:19 am

Number 7 bus given a touch of Bond glamour for City Reads festival

Portslade and Brighton Marina don’t usually conjure up images of espionage, action and glamour – but all this is set to change when the number 7 bus is renamed the 007 for the City Reads festival. The three-month literary event has this year chosen Ian Fleming’s...
Posted On 08 Mar 2010 at 7:27 pm

Brighton shopping street has late epiphany

A Brighton shopping street enjoyed a belated epiphany with the Christmas lights finally being taken down. Volunteers swung into action in St James’s Street this morning, taking advantage of the fine weather. Simon Burgess, chair of the St James’s Area Action Group, Chris Cooke,...
Posted On 07 Mar 2010 at 9:42 pm

First filmed Alice in Wonderland restored

The first filmed version of Alice in Wonderland has been restored after being found badly water damaged in Hove. The British Film Institute (BFI) says its copy of the 1903 film, which it believes is the only one still existing, was found in the possession of a cinema manager....
Posted On 03 Mar 2010 at 8:37 am

Brighton dog trained to say owner's name

Forget counting or saying sausages – this Brighton pooch has been trained to say her owner’s name. Rah Bray, of Denton Drive, Patcham, has filmed this video of Lola Bones barking her nickname, Rah Rah. Rah’s partner Andy Keetch explains: “We are not very...
Posted On 02 Mar 2010 at 12:25 pm