Brighton boy banned from driving for motorbike offence

A 17-year-old Brighton motorcyclist has been banned from driving for six months after being stopped in Hollingdean. The boy was arrested for driving offences and going equipped to steal. He was given a driving ban at Brighton Youth Court yesterday and ordered to pay £85 costs. He...
Posted On 11 Aug 2010 at 4:56 pm

Brighton scientist wins £500k funding for cancer trials

A Brighton researcher has won half a million pounds funding to test whether one of the world’s biggest cancer killers is caused by stomach bugs. Dr Brian Jones, senior lecturer in microbiology at the University of Brighton, will study a possible link between bowel cancer and...
Posted On 11 Aug 2010 at 10:07 am

Brighton screening for local film

A Brighton film director’s first feature-length film is to be screened in the town where it was set and filmed. Down Terrace was directed by Ben Wheatley, the writer and director of BBC comedy sketch show The Wrong Door. The film, set and largely shot in Brighton, is to be...
Posted On 11 Aug 2010 at 10:03 am

By gum – Brighton and Hove prepares to tackle a sticky problem

Brighton and Hove’s streets could be about to get a whole lot less sticky. The council has splashed out £90,000 on a state-of-the-art machine which can clear up to 100,000 pieces of gum a day. And it uses just 3 per cent of the water used by existing gum-busting machines. Under a...
Posted On 11 Aug 2010 at 6:58 am