Skateboarding dog filmed practising in Brighton

A skateboarding dog from Brighton is the latest internet sensation. The dog can be seen in the video clip below and – old dog or not – he or she has certainly learnt a few tricks. The tailgrab, though, isn’t one of them. The video was filmed at the junction of Sydney Street,...
Posted On 11 Oct 2010 at 11:56 pm

Stanmer squatters face eviction

Squatters and a charity trust are squaring up in Stanmer, with the trustees winning an eviction order at Brighton County Court today. Present and former Sussex University students are among a group to have set up a squat in a council-owned farmhouse in Stanmer Park. The property...
Posted On 11 Oct 2010 at 8:56 pm

Brighton and Hove coroner praises family's quest for justice

A coroner has paid tribute to the family of a man who died after being attacked outside a Brighton night club 11 years ago. Veronica Hamilton-Deeley, the Brighton and Hove coroner, praised the family of Jay Abatan, who died at the age of 42. She highlighted their resilience and...
Posted On 11 Oct 2010 at 8:46 pm

CCTV footage of near misses to be screened at Brighton accident hotspot

Brighton and Hove road safety staff, police and bus drivers will be working together on Thursday (14 October) at two of Brighton’s top three collision hotspots. They will be screening CCTV footage showing the effects on bus passengers and others when someone steps out in front of...
Posted On 11 Oct 2010 at 7:00 pm

Suspected flasher bailed by court

A suspected flasher has appeared before Brighton magistrates and looks likely to face a crown court trial before a jury. Paul Goodenough, 39, of Sandes Place in Leatherhead, Surrey, is due back at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Friday 19 November. On that date he is due to face a...
Posted On 11 Oct 2010 at 5:52 pm

Hove councillor returns to Tory fold

A Hove councillor has rejoined the Conservatives after sitting as an independent for more than seven years. Jayne Bennett, who represents Hove Park ward – formerly Standford ward – on Brighton and Hove City Council, will also stand in the council elections next May for the...
Posted On 11 Oct 2010 at 3:36 pm

Brighton charity chooses former council leader as new chairman

A Brighton charity has chosen former council leader Simon Burgess to chair its board of trustees. The Sussex Beacon announced today that it had appointed Mr Burgess, who lives in Hove, at its annual general meeting last Wednesday (6 October). Mr Burgess is a former leader of...
Posted On 11 Oct 2010 at 12:59 pm
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