Robber leaves victim with broken cheek bone after attack in Brighton

Two passers-by thwarted a street robbery in Brighton. They stepped in when a youth attacked a middle-aged man in London Road in the early hours of the morning last Friday (8 October). The youth had demanded money but when the 43-year-old victim refused to hand anything over, the...
Posted On 12 Oct 2010 at 3:26 pm

Brighton and Hove families being priced out of town

Homes remain out of reach for many people in Brighton and Hove, with prices averaging 12 times local incomes. The figure comes from the National Housebuilding Federation which said: “Three years into the housing slump and homes in Brighton and Hove are still out of reach for...
Posted On 12 Oct 2010 at 1:27 pm

Brighton's Bright Start Nursery faces sad end

A Brighton nursery looks likely to be closed after a formal consultation with staff and parents was approved yesterday. The Bright Start nursery in the Old Slipper Baths building in Barrack Yard, off North Road, is expected to close by next April. A final decision will be made a...
Posted On 12 Oct 2010 at 12:45 pm

Five Brighton cyclists fined during police action day

Five cyclists were given on-the-spot fines and 47 others were given warning tickets during a police day of action in a busy Brighton shopping street. A dozen extra officers from Sussex Police were drafted in to St James’s Street and its surrounding roads for the day of action...
Posted On 12 Oct 2010 at 11:48 am

Two Brighton men jailed for drug dealing

Two Brighton men have been jailed for supplying cannabis. Aaron Wadman, 20, of Freshfield Road, Brighton, and Matthew Bishop, 22, of Carden Hill, Brighton, were jailed at Lewes Crown Court on Friday 8 October. Wadman was given a 12-months sentence and Bishop 15 months. Wadman...
Posted On 12 Oct 2010 at 11:30 am

£10k reward to find Brighton church arsonist

A £10,000 reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of the arsonist who destroyed a Brighton church. The fire at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Carlton Hill spread quickly and completely gutted the interior of the building. The cost of the damage has...
Posted On 12 Oct 2010 at 10:36 am

Youths attack teenager in Brighton street

A teenage boy was attacked as he tried to thwart a street robbery in Brighton on Saturday. The Hove schoolboy, 16, was headbutted and punched to the floor in Bond Street in the North Laine area of Brighton. He had stepped in when a youth tried to hold up his 15-year-old friend....
Posted On 12 Oct 2010 at 12:30 am