Plans for a new University Technical College (UTC) based in Newhaven have received the thumbs up from the local community and teachers in a public consultation conducted before Christmas and being published this week.
The proposed college will give young people aged 14 – 19 the chance study subjects such as Maths, English and Sciences while gaining skills in engineering in a curriculum shaped by major employers.
A public consultation was launched in November across the catchment area of Worthing, Brighton, Lewes, Eastbourne, Bexhill and Haywards Heath. Parents, students, school and college teachers, and community group leaders were asked for their views on the proposal to open in September 2015.
It is great to see such local enthusiasm for the University Technical College. It sits at the heart of our vision for Newhaven and will equip our young people to take up the opportunities to come as the town develops into a hub for marine and environmental industries through the recently announced City Deal, the Rampion wind farm base and other initiatives.”
After what has been a tough year for Newhaven lifeboat station this is their fun video which is both a tribute to crew member Gav "happy days" Butcher who lost his battle with cancer earlier this year. Plus as a huge thank you for the amazing support Newhaven lifeboat has received.
More than three weeks since a teenager was swept out to sea, a search has resumed for him.
Police divers have been in the water off West Beach in Newhaven where 14-year-old Dylan Alkins was last seen on October the 27th. Officers want to eliminate search areas in an effort to find him.
A fire at a factory in Newhaven is being treated as a suspected arson attack. It broke out in a perfume unit at the Hawthorne Industrial Estate in the early hours of the morning. The blaze has caused extensive damage. No-one was hurt.
Around 60 firefighters have spent the morning at a fire on an industrial estate in Newhaven.
It broke out at a warehouse on Avis Way shortly before 2am.
12 fire engines were at the scene.
No one is believed to be hurt.
An investigation into the cause will be carried out.
Video. The RNLI has provided dramatic footage of their search for 14-year-old Dylan Alkins at Newhaven.
The boy, missing after being swept out to sea, is reported to be 14-year-old Dylan Alkins. A helicopter and lifeboat search was launched. Dylan had been playing with a friend yesterday afternoon. He disappeared under the waves.
A 14-year-old boy who got into difficulties in the sea at Newhaven on Sunday afternoon has still not been found. Search and Rescue teams will make a decision this morning on whether to continue their efforts.
We witnessed the tragic power of the sea at Newhaven yesterday and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the young lad who is sadly still missing. I don't want to see that repeated."
In Newhaven in East Sussex the family of a teenage boy swept into the sea was said to be "distraught". The 14-year-old was playing in the surf at Newhaven when he disappeared. He's still missing and feared dead. The search for him has been called off.
The search operation for the missing boy reported to have been swept away off the coast at Newhaven has been stood down for tonight. It will resume again in the morning. The emergency services have been praised for their efforts in atrocious conditions.