Brighton

Record time for Warner

July 28, 2011

Adam Warner set a new course record on his way to retaining the South East and Sussex 5K Championships in Eastbourne.

Warner completed the course in 1:01.

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Brighton Reform votes for equality

July 28, 2011

Brighton and Hove Reform members have voted narrowly in favour of equal rights for women congregants.

A motion to support the "implementation of egalitarian rights for men and women in respect of religious practice and participation in services" was passed by a 36-28 majority at the synagogue AGM.

In a letter to congregants, warden Tony Rosenfield explained: "We are probably the only Reform

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Coasting through Norwood's challenge

July 14, 2011

A pedal powered £250,000 was generated for Norwood, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Down's Syndrome Association on Sunday as more than 1,300 cyclists joined the annual Capital to Coast challenge.

Cyclists aged from eight to 76 had the choice of a 60-mile ride from Thames Ditton to the Hove seafront, a circular 60-mile Hove to Hove route, or a half-distance option taking them from Haywards He

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Wimbledon water feature

By Robyn Rosen, July 7, 2011

South London's sole mikveh has reopened after a four-month refurbishment.

The £27,000 refit of the Wimbledon mikveh incorporates a new bathroom suite and tiles.

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Home improvements

By Cecily Woolf, July 7, 2011

The 300-member Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue is selling the rear section of its Archie Fay House to help fund the shul's redevelopment project.

Vice-president Prue Baker said the aim was to provide "a fully accessible, energy efficient and attractive synagogue for our growing membership and a Progressive Jewish cultural centre for Sussex and the south coast."

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Asbo for pensioner's Hitler rants

By Jennifer Lipman, July 7, 2011

A pensioner who subjected her neighbours to "antisemitic" rants and jibes about Hitler for seven years has been given an interim antisocial behaviour order (Asbo)

Edna Beck's abuse included attacks on Muslims, Poles and Germans, while she became known for shouting "Heil Hitler", telling young people they were "Hitler's children" and making the Nazi salute.

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Anti-Israel activist cleared of arms smash dies at 36

By Jessica Elgot, July 6, 2011

One of the defendants of the controversial Brighton Arms Factory case, acquitted by Judge Bathurst-Norman, has died aged 36.

Simon Levin, of Montpelier Street, Brighton, came from a Jewish family and had great grandparents who died in Auschwitz – which he said contributed towards his political activism.

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Cemetery vandalised

By Cecily Woolf, June 2, 2011

Brighton firefighters had to use 4,000 litres of water to dilute 15 litres of hydrochloric acid poured by teenagers on to the path of Brighton and Hove Hebrew Congregation's Meadow View cemetery.

The perpetrators stole the hydrochloric acid from the caretaker's shed. The cemetery's gardener heard the commotion and chased them away.

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Brighton rocks to the beat of Limmud

By Cecily Woolf and Yael Breuer, May 26, 2011

Brighton Limmud organisers Michelle and Gordon Kay said Sunday's event at Sussex University showed "how successful this community can be together".

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Brighton briefly gets Rich

By Cecily Woolf, March 3, 2011

Liberal Judaism chief executive Rabbi Danny Rich will deputise for Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue's Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah while she takes a month's sabbatical to compile some of her articles into a book.

The likely title is Trouble-Making Judaism and she is seeking a publisher.

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