Brighton detectives and social workers investigate sunburnt baby's alarming injuries

Detectives from Brighton are investigating how a baby boy ended up with serious sunburn on a trip to the beach. The officers from Sussex Police are working with social workers from Brighton and Hove City Council and Greenwich Council in London after the baby was treated in...
Posted On 26 May 2010 at 5:11 pm

Noisy Brighton neighbour fined for Killer Queen blast

Killer Queen played at full blast in the early hours of the morning brought the curtain down on noisy neighbour William Johnston. The Queen classic, accompanied by loud stamping, was the final straw for enforcement officers investigating a string of noise related complaints. At...
Posted On 26 May 2010 at 3:57 pm

New tenants needed for Portslade's water tower

Community groups are being given the chance to take over Foredown Tower, a disused water tower on the outskirts of Portslade. The tower is available after Hove and Adur Sea Cadets this week dropped plans to take over the venue as their headquarters. It was also to have served as...
Posted On 26 May 2010 at 2:26 pm

Council budget cuts prompt calls for emergency meeting

Brighton and Hove City Council’s opposition has called for an emergency meeting to discuss the impact of a national £1.2 billion cut to local government spending. This week, chancellor George Osborne said councils would be expected to save the money as part of urgent cuts...
Posted On 26 May 2010 at 12:45 pm

Brighton call centre offers jobs to laid-off Telegen workers

A Brighton call centre is offering help to workers made redundant from Telegen, which went into liquidation last week. About 300 staff turned up on Friday to find their jobs had disappeared. They now have to wait until administrators have divided up its assets before finding out...
Posted On 26 May 2010 at 10:19 am

Steve Coogan headlines local charity comedy gig

Steve Coogan is to headline the first annual stand-up comedy benefit in aid of a local children’s charity. The Hove comedian has agreed to perform at Amaze’s event, the Big Cheer, after his partner Henry Normal became a patron. Comics Simon Evans, Andi Osho, and Seann...
Posted On 26 May 2010 at 10:12 am

Junction boxes transformed into graffiti art by young offenders

Anyone walking around Brighton city centre can’t fail to have noticed them springing up over the past months – dozens of junction boxes being transformed into distinctive graffiti cassettes. But did you know these were the work of young offenders from Brighton and...
Posted On 26 May 2010 at 9:34 am

Brighton bus driver saves Lulu the stray dog

A Brighton bus driver and his passenger went beyond the call of duty when they saved Lulu the stray dog, left for dead by a hit and run taxi driver. Lulu, a two-year-old Jack Russell, was hit in Falmer Road in the early hours of May 14. But luckily for her, the acciden...
Posted On 26 May 2010 at 8:56 am

Have your say on Portslade Academy plans

Residents are being invited to help shape controversial plans to turn Portslade Community College into an academy next year. The plans were met with opposition from governors when first reported by Brighton and Hove News, as it was felt new head Stuart McLaughlin had not been...
Posted On 26 May 2010 at 7:53 am