Brighton event: Exhibition of French artwork @ Rottingdean Scout Hut

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Weekends/Bank holiday in May 2012 A group of French artists from Normandy are giving you the opportunity to browse around at their artwork on display during the Brighton Festival in a range of mixed mediums by established and amateurs artists alike Venue: Rottingdean Scout Hut – up Whiteway Lane next to Library/Museum or end of [...]

Brighton event: Book Launch @ The Bristol Pub 1 May 2012

Sandra Freeman has just released a lovely new romance novel called A Silver Sun, about a widow who rediscovers an old flame while in a small French village. Since its official release, A Silver Sun has received critical acclaim and is already enjoying healthy sales. Sandra is having a book launch and signing at The [...]

Hove Place Launch Party a huge success

Hove Place Bistro Pub & Gardens showcased its new look at the official launch party on Wednesday 25 April 2012 following the pub’s major internal and external refurbishment. Over 100 influential local businesses and key people attended the launch, sampled tasters from the new menu and bar and commented on how amazing, modern and bright [...]

Brighton and Hove Albion players charged with sexual assault

Brighton and Hove Albion players charged with sexual assault

Four men, one former and three current Brighton and Hove Albion football players, have been charged today (Monday 30 April 2012) with sexual assault on a female and voyeurism. BHAFC players George Barker, 20, of Highview Avenue North, Brighton; Lewis Dunk, 20 of Woodbourne Avenue, Brighton, and Anton Rodgers, 19, of Highview Avenue North, Brighton [...]

Brighton opinion: Will Brighton and Hove children be saying “Hola!” to a new bilingual primary school?

Brighton opinion Will Brighton and Hove children be saying “Hola!” to a new bilingual primary school

Plans to open the UK’s first bilingual Free School in Brighton and Hove have divided opinion across the city and complicated the process for primary school admissions. Here, Brighton and Hove Free Press contributor Elizabeth Hughes takes a look. Plans to open the UK’s first bilingual Free School in Brighton and Hove will be making [...]

Unlock your active beach life at Lagoon Watersports in Hove

Lagoon Watersports has launched some new membership packages for 2012 to give everyone the opportunity to get an active beach life, no matter what time or budget restraints might be. The new season started at the beginning of April and all the facilities at Hove Lagoon, one of their two sites, are open from April [...]

Allsorts Youth Project recognises International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

This year Allsorts Youth Project will be recognising IDAHOBIT by joining the ‘global voices against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools.’ Last year, International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia was recognised in over 80 countries. 17 May holds special significance for lesbian, gay and bisexual people – on this day in 1990, the World [...]

Brighton opinion: Restoration of the Uckfield to Lewes train line

Brighton opinion Restoration of the Uckfield to Lewes train line

In this article, Brighton and Hove Free Press contributor James Stilgoe takes a look at the campaign for the re-opening of the Uckfield to Lewes train line, the implications it has for Brighton and other commuters in the surrounding area, plus the obstacles the campaign has faced. In 1969 the Lewes to Uckfield railway link [...]

Have you seen Nellie? New photos released of missing Brighton 96-year-old as social media campaign gains momentum

Have you seen Nellie? New photos released of missing Brighton 96-year-old as social media campaign gains momentum

New photos of Nellie Herriott, a missing 96-year-old Brighton woman, have been released as police in Brighton continue to search for her. Concern for Nellie, who lives on her own in central Brighton, is growing due to her vulnerability. Not only is Nellie at risk because of her age, but also because she suffers Alzheimers. [...]

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after Brighton flat death

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after Brighton flat death

A 21-year-old man is in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found with stab wounds in his Brighton flat. Emergency services were called to a flat in Norfolk Square, Brighton, at 7.40pm on Sunday 29 April 2012, after a report that the 40-year-old man who lived there alone had [...]

Two men arrested for Brighton armed robbery

Two men arrested for Brighton armed robbery

Two men have been arrested for the armed robbery of Brighton Belles massage parlour in Montpelier Road which took place at 3.30am last night (Sun 29 April). Police were called to the parlour following reports that the two men had entered the building and threatened staff with what appeared to be a handgun and a [...]

Barnsley 0 Brighton and Hove Albion 0

Barnsley 0 Brighton and Hove Albion 0

Brighton and Hove Albion ended their season with a lacklustre performance and a 0-0 draw away at Barnsley who eventually finished the season fourth from bottom. Even though Gus Poyet’s side have been in poor form over the past few weeks, they still managed to secure their best league finish in over 20 years. The [...]

Early birds catch the chilli – Fiery Foods Festival release early bird tickets

The Fiery Foods Festival 2012 (FFUK) returns this year and have released early bird tickets which will be available from the Fiery Foods website and the Chilli Pepper Pete shop on Trafalgar Street. The Fiery Foods festival returns for its fifth year from the 14- 16 September 2012 at Victoria Gardens, Brighton and is expected [...]

Brighton Marathon 2013: Charity partners announced

Brighton Marathon 2013 Charity partners announced

The Brighton Marathon is delighted to announce its charity partners for the 2013 Brighton Marathon which takes place on Sunday 14 April 2012. The Official National Charity is Scope, the disability charity, while the Local Partners are the abcfund, The Martlets Hospice, SusSAR (Sussex Search and Rescue) and the Sussex MS Treatment Centre. “There are [...]

Brighton man completes London Marathon for Brighton Housing Trust

Brighton man completes London Marathon for Brighton Housing Trust

A Brighton businessman has completed the Virgin London marathon to raise money for Brighton Housing Trust (BHT). Christopher Bennett ran the 26 miles in five hours and 19 minutes, his fastest ever time. He said: “Running a marathon takes a great deal of commitment but I have enjoyed every minute of it. It has helped [...]