Brighton Fashion Week 2012: Brighton Fashion Week is back and bigger than ever

Brighton Fashion Week 2012 Brighton Fashion Week is back and bigger than ever

Brighton Fashion Week is back for 2012 from 30 May 2012 to 3 June 2012, presenting over 36 pioneering and established designers who will contribute to the five-day extravaganza of men and women’s fashion and beauty shows at various venues across the city. Launched back in 2005 as Brighton Frocks, the leading alternative fashion event [...]

School head gets fit for Snowdon climb in £3,000 fundraiser for St Andrews Preschool in Hove

School head gets fit for Snowdon climb in £3,000 fundraiser for St Andrews Preschool in Hove

A Hove school supervisor is anxiously anticipating a five-mile climb up Mount Snowdon over the May bank holiday – to raise up to £3,000 in funds for modern equipment at St Andrew’s Community Preschool in Hove. School Supervisor Pam Bebb said: “I’m looking forward to the trip with anticipation, but also some trepidation. Five miles [...]

Brighton graduate credits The Open University with career success

Over 350 graduates in the South East received their degree awards from The Open University (OU) at a ceremony in Brighton on Saturday 28 April 2012. Amongst them was 41-year-old Jake Smith from Brighton, a Senior Marketing Manager at Hove-based Legal & General who has graduated with a BA 1st Class Honours Open degree. All [...]

Caroline Lucas MP launches innovative ‘City Skills & Jobs’ shop

Caroline Lucas MP launches innovative ‘City Skills & Jobs’ shop

Caroline Lucas MP was the guest of honour recently at the official launch of an innovative new ‘skills shop’ in Brighton, City Skills & Jobs. The shop has been established by City College Brighton and Hove to be a vibrant and welcoming ‘one stop shop’ to facilitate connections between employers and their potential employees while providing information and support [...]

Brighton Housing Trust receives funding to deliver specialist advice in East Sussex.

Brighton Housing Trust receives funding to deliver specialist advice in East Sussex.

Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) has been awarded £70,000 to deliver specialist legal advice across East Sussex. The Advice Services Fund will employ two full time legal advisers to work across the BHT Brighton, Hastings and Eastbourne Advice Centres for one year. The specialist advisers will offer legal advice on welfare benefits, debt and housing issues. [...]

Brighton and Hove MindOut Worker proud to be chosen to carry Olympic Torch

Brighton and Hove MindOut Worker proud to be chosen to carry Olympic Torch

MindOut, the LGBT Mental Health Project, are proud to announce that Jason Saw, the project’s Senior Practitioner, has been selected from the thousands of nominees as a Torchbearer in the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. Jason has been selected by Lloyds TSB because of the difference he has made to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]