Brighton nurse disciplined for sleeping on duty

A Brighton nurse was caught napping when a care home boss turned up unexpectedly during a night shift. Phebby Phiri was asleep while on duty at Partridge House Nursing Home in Heath Hill Avenue, Bevendean. The agency nurse was caught by the home’s boss, Cliff Parker, who also...
Posted On 02 Dec 2009 at 8:50 pm

Hove beach hut advent calendar returns

Hove’s beach huts have again been transformed into a life-size advent calendar this year. Every day from December 1 to Christmas Day between 5.30pm and 6.30pm, one of the huts will throw open its doors to reveal a new tableau inside. This is the second year that the huts...
Posted On 02 Dec 2009 at 7:26 pm

Three-storey artwork planned for Brighton display next year

A homeless charity is planning to display a massive piece of street art in Brighton early next year to raise awareness of rough sleeping. StreetSmart is teaming up with online gallery artrepublic to launch a national art competition, Street Art, with the winning entries displayed...
Posted On 02 Dec 2009 at 7:14 pm

Have your say on Southern train services

Southern is looking for 1,000 passengers to have their say on plans for anything from timetable changes to tannoy announcements. It wants people to sign up for its new virtual passenger panel to test out ideas for its services. To sign up, you will need internet access and an...
Posted On 02 Dec 2009 at 6:58 pm

Brighton beautician loses court battle

A Brighton woman suffered horrific leg injuries in a toboggan accident while on holiday. But she will go without a penny in compensation after a ruling in the Court of Appeal. Susan Parker, 45, a beautician from Saltdean, broke both legs when her toboggan crashed into frozen...
Posted On 02 Dec 2009 at 9:15 am

Brighton and Hove's council tax rise up for discussion

Council tax in Brighton and Hove is expected to go up in the coming year by the lowest percentage since the council was created. Brighton and Hove City Council is proposing a 2.5 per cent rise. This compares with 3.5 per cent last year. The proposal is part of a budget package to...
Posted On 02 Dec 2009 at 7:45 am

Brighton terror suspect set to be freed

An unidentified Brighton man – known only as “U” – won a legal battle against the Government yesterday in the High Court. U – a 46-year-old Algerian – had been denied bail on the basis of secret evidence. Lord Justice Laws dealt a fresh blow to the Government’s anti-terror laws...
Posted On 02 Dec 2009 at 7:20 am

Former Brighton nurse feared for life

A former Brighton nurse told how he feared for his life as a knifeman stabbed his partner to death. Chris Bevan said: “He screamed a couple of times because of the pain where he was stabbed. “I started panicking because I thought he was going to chop us to bits.” Mr Bevan...
Posted On 02 Dec 2009 at 3:00 am