Brighton hero PC disarms gun-wielding robber

A Brighton police officer tackled and arrested an armed man three days after he held up a bookmakers. PC Christian Rohman swung into action when Raymond Jacklin, 60, pointed a pistol at him at point-blank range. The Sussex Police officer later learnt that the weapon was an...
Posted On 20 May 2010 at 6:00 pm

Two Brighton drug dealers told to hand over £40k

Two Brighton drugs dealers have been hit with confiscation orders totalling nearly £40,000. Tony Draper, 46, of Old Shoreham Road, Brighton, currently serving three years in prison, was given a confiscation order for £38,940.33 at Hove Crown Court on Friday 23 April. Draper faces...
Posted On 20 May 2010 at 5:38 pm

New Brighton Kemptown MP urges police action on travellers

Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown, has written to Brighton Police urging swift action to move on unauthorised traveller encampments in the city. Mr Kirby, who recently was able to raise these matters directly with the police said that many constituents have raised with him...
Posted On 20 May 2010 at 3:56 pm

Sussex students' satisfaction helps university break into UK top 20

The University of Sussex has been named one of Britain’s top 20 universities after student satisfaction ratings boosted its national ranking. The Falmer-based university, which is currently facing student protests against swingeing cuts and indefinite strike action by staff, rose...
Posted On 20 May 2010 at 12:08 pm

Brighton and Hove media firms face threat from council

Brighton and Hove City Council is to try to raise more money from businesses through advertising and sponsorship. The move is a direct threat to billboard, publishing and online companies throughout the city. One media employer said that the council would be chasing the same...
Posted On 20 May 2010 at 11:48 am

Bright Eyes gives neighbours a hellish experience

A ‘hellish experience’ was how a Brighton resident described hearing Art Garfunkel’s Bright Eyes played at full volume in the early hours of the morning. Neighbours of Colin Dibley endured months of sleepless nights, kept awake with loud music, shouting, screaming, banging and...
Posted On 20 May 2010 at 11:18 am

Italian beggar banned from Brighton city centre

A drunken beggar who has persistently harassed and abused shoppers, tourists and traders in Brighton has been given an ASBO banning him from the city centre. Claudio Gizzi, (also known as Claude), of Oriental Place, Brighton, has been banned from a huge area of the city,...
Posted On 20 May 2010 at 10:34 am

Top jobs set to go with major shake-up at Brighton and Hove City Council

Brighton and Hove City Council is set to undergo a fundamental restructuring process. The six existing directors’ jobs will go, to be replaced by four super directors responsible for commissioning services from a range of “delivery units”. The changes are not...
Posted On 20 May 2010 at 9:02 am

Brighton sex clinic changes to drop-in service

Mystery shoppers who tested city services designed to drive down teenage pregnancy have prompted changes to how they work. Morley Street Contraception and Sexual Health Service (CASH), run by South Downs Health NHS Trust, will now run a drop-in service on weekdays from 2pm to 7pm...
Posted On 20 May 2010 at 8:42 am