No police action over Hove mephedrone death

Two men arrested in connection with the death of the first man to die of mephedrone poisoning will face no further action. John Sterling Smith, 46, suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in Hove in February, which was later attributed to the deadly legal high, also known as meow...
Posted On 05 May 2010 at 8:27 pm

Brighton man’s jaw broken in attack

A Brighton man suffered a broken jaw when he was attacked by two men in London Road. The victim, 32, was hit in the face by one of the two men. The attack continued round the corner in St Peter’s Street, Brighton, behind Aldi and near the Hobgoblin pub. He was hit repeatedly in...
Posted On 05 May 2010 at 1:42 pm

Brighton boffins help blind balloonman reach North Pole

A blind hot air balloonist has reached the North Pole – with a little help from the University of Brighton. Mike Scholes was supported by staff and students from the university’s Chelsea School in Eastbourne where he trained in sub-zero temperatures in a climate chamber. Just...
Posted On 05 May 2010 at 11:01 am

Brighton is Europe's favourite English destination, poll says

Travel website Tripadvisor has named Brighton as top English destination voted for by Europeans. A recent poll of the website’s users put the city in second place in the whole UK, beaten only by Edinburgh. But nowhere rated higher in England.  York was third, London fourth and...
Posted On 05 May 2010 at 9:22 am

Portslade soldier's inquest to be held this morning

Portslade soldier Jamie Janes’s inquest is due to be held at Brighton and Hove Coroners Court this morning. A row erupted after the 20-year-old Grenadier Guardsman died in Afghanistan when Gordon Brown sent a letter of condolence to his mother in which his surname was misspelt as...
Posted On 05 May 2010 at 8:56 am

City centre march planned as second strike at Sussex University begins

Staff from Sussex University are on strike today. This afternoon they will be joined by students from the Falmer campus and students from Brighton University in a march through the city centre to protest at education cuts. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at...
Posted On 05 May 2010 at 8:21 am
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