Sussex lecturer singled out over violent student fees protest

A university tutor from Brighton has been accused of being one of the “hardcore” leaders of the student protest which descended into violence in London yesterday (Wednesday 10 November). Luke Cooper, a tutor in international relations at Sussex University, was singled out by the...
Posted On 11 Nov 2010 at 11:58 pm

Fire damages park building in Portslade

Arsonists are believed to have set fire to changing rooms in a park in Portslade in the early hours of this morning. The blaze destroyed the contents of a storage room and damaged the roof. Sussex Police began an investigation into the incident after being called by East Sussex...
Posted On 11 Nov 2010 at 11:23 pm

Two Brighton and Hove police officers banned from driving for speeding on duty

Two police officers have been banned from driving and fined for speeding while on duty. PC David Muddle, 31, and PC Robert Watts, 34, appeared at Eastbourne Magistrates’ Court today after being summonsed for driving two marked police cars at excess speed on the A27 between the...
Posted On 11 Nov 2010 at 8:45 pm

Brighton man arrested over cyclist road rage attack

A second man has been arrested by detectives investigating an assault on a man by a cyclist in Portland Road, Hove, on Sunday 7 November. Sussex Police arrested the 35-year-old local man in a street in Hove shortly before 3pm today and is currently in custody for interview on...
Posted On 11 Nov 2010 at 8:42 pm

Conmen steal Rottingdean pensioner's family heirlooms

Bogus callers stole jewellery worth £800 from an 82-year-old man in Rottingdean after one of them pretended to have lost his dog. One of the three conmen told the victim that he had lost his dog in the garden of the victim’s home in Little Crescent, Rottingdean, at around 2.30pm...
Posted On 11 Nov 2010 at 7:59 pm

Kitesurfer flies over Palace Pier in Brighton

Kitesurfer Lewis Crathern thrilled crowds of onlookers by jumping over the Palace Pier in Brighton today. Lewis, 25, took off in high winds at around 4pm this afternoon, easily clearing the Grade II* listed structure. His flight comes almost a year after his wind-powered leap...
Posted On 11 Nov 2010 at 5:03 pm

Naked stripper from Brighton cleared of assault after hitting pub owners with stiletto

A stripper from Brighton has been cleared of assault after she hit the landlord and landlady of a village pub during a row. They had accused her of being too drunk to dance. Holly Jaswal, 23, from Langley Crescent, Woodingdean, knocked out the landlady and hit her husband in the...
Posted On 11 Nov 2010 at 4:51 pm

Watchdog praises Brighton and Hove housing partnership

An independent watchdog has praised a housing partnership for completing repairs more quickly. The Audit Commission inspected the partnership between Brighton and Hove City Council and contractor Mears which started in April. It found that the partnership is completing repairs...
Posted On 11 Nov 2010 at 7:09 am

It's a wedding circus for a couple from Hove

Two charity fundraisers from Brighton and Hove are holding their wedding reception at a circus-themed ball. Steven Sparks, 41, and Carolyn Payne, 30, have booked five tables for family and friends at the Rockinghorse ball in just over a week’s time. The unusual reception follows...
Posted On 11 Nov 2010 at 6:01 am
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