A bus company has once again been nominated for a national award for the quality of its services.

Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company has been shortlisted for Bus Operator of the Year under the Welcome Aboard scheme.

The scheme is run by the National Federation of Bus Users in conjunction with bus builders Optare and firms are nominated by passengers themselves.

Brighton and Hove won the award in 1998 and won the southern regional finals in the last awards three years ago.

Welcome Aboard coordinator Stephen Morris said: "We were inundated with entries for Brighton and Hove."

The national final will be held in London in June.

Friday March 21 2003