Hove bag snatcher jailed for three years

A thug has been jailed for three years for attacking a woman who had just withdrawn a large sum of money from a cash machine in Hove. Andy-Lee Fry, 27, of Montgomery Street, Hove, saw his victim go to Barclays Bank in Church Road and followed her around the area whilst she...
Posted On 24 Nov 2009 at 7:39 pm

100 jobs to go to save £5m at University of Sussex

The University of Sussex has announced plans to shed up to 100 staff in a bid to save £5 million. Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Farthing today blamed “tough times” for the cuts, which will be made to less popular departments. The university has not yet disclosed which will be...
Posted On 24 Nov 2009 at 7:08 pm

Could Hove beach get its Blue Flag back?

Brighton and Hove Council is hopeful Hove beach could get its Blue Flag back after it passed water quality tests. The council revealed today that tests carried out by the Environment Agency in the summer showed the water met stringent EU quality standards. Now, it says it will...
Posted On 24 Nov 2009 at 5:34 pm

Girl, 14, dies of heart attack at Moulsecoomb party

UPDATE: The post-mortem examination of a 14-year-old girl who died of a heart attack at a Moulsecoomb party was inconclusive, police said this afternoon. After the sudden death of Gabi Price on Saturday afternoon, a woman and a teenage boy were arrested for drugs offences. It is...
Posted On 24 Nov 2009 at 11:43 am

Hove drugs baron ordered to pay £30k

A Hove drugs trafficker has been ordered to cough up almost £30,000 of his ill-gotten gains. Stanley Simons, 55, of Titian Road is already serving 12 years for trafficking heroin and cocaine in Brighton and Hove. When he was arrested, police seized his cash and money in his bank...
Posted On 24 Nov 2009 at 11:37 am

Tattoo clue to body pulled from sea at Brighton beach

Detective are hoping this distinctive tattoo could help identify a man’s body pulled from the sea at Brighton last week. It is believed the body had been at sea for as long as three months, and his clothing suggests he was either a kite surfer or dingy sailor. However, the most...
Posted On 24 Nov 2009 at 8:03 am

Brighton drivers prone to prangs, says research

Brighton drivers are among the most accident-prone in the country, according to new research. They came fifth in a poll behind those from Bristol, Swansea, Belfast and Coventry. The poll was carried out for Specsavers, the chain of opticians, which is eyeing an opportunity to do...
Posted On 24 Nov 2009 at 1:16 am
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