Hove family doctor struck off

Hove doctor David Heal has been struck off the medical register because of anger, dishonesty and inappropriate behaviour. A Fitness to Practise Panel at the General Medical Council brought Dr Heal’s medical career to an end a short while ago. The panel heard how Dr Heal...
Posted On 17 Nov 2010 at 4:17 pm

Brighton man's killer to be detained indefinitely

The mentally ill killer of Brighton man Gordon Stalker has been given an indefinite sentence. Stephen Dunne, 41, of Chates Farm Road, in the Hanover area of Brighton, will be detained in a mental hospital having admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility....
Posted On 17 Nov 2010 at 3:56 pm

Brighton MP asks ministers about travellers

A Brighton MP has raised the issue of travellers with the government in a parliamentary question. Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown, put his question to the Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles. Mr Kirby asked Mr Pickles “what assessment he...
Posted On 17 Nov 2010 at 2:00 pm

Water disappointment as standard drops at two Brighton and Hove beaches

The quality of bathing water in Brighton and Hove has dropped at two out of the four beaches tested by the Environment Agency. Despite this, all four beaches are regarded as safe for swimming and water sports. Only one of the beaches – at Saltdean – had water quality rated as...
Posted On 17 Nov 2010 at 6:12 am

Students still occupying Falmer lecture theatre in tuition fees protest

Students at Sussex University have spent a second night occupying a lecture theatre in protest at proposals to raise tuition fess and cut funding for higher education. About 200 students are camped out in the lecture theatre in the Fulton building at the university’s main Falmer...
Posted On 17 Nov 2010 at 6:06 am

Which famous Brighton DJ is playing a set at the Rockinghorse charity ball?

An internationally renowned DJ from Brighton is to play a live set at a charity ball for the one of town’s leading charities. Local music producer James Wiltshire – one half of the Freemasons – will step up to the decks at the Rockinghorse charity’s Circus Ball a week on Saturday...
Posted On 17 Nov 2010 at 6:01 am

Brighton and Hove animal welfare officers pose a stray question

Animal welfare officers at Brighton and Hove City Council are looking for a new owner for a dog called Barney. He was found by a resident in Preston Park on Monday 25 October. The dog is around 18 months old and thought to be a mastiff or a mastiff crossbreed and is currently in...
Posted On 17 Nov 2010 at 5:50 am

Brighton nurse wins top public service award

A nurse has picked up the top prize at Brighton and Hove’s Public Service Awards. Majella Keller, a hepatitis nurse at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, won the Public Servant of the Year award. A former patient nominated her for her commitment to her patients and for her...
Posted On 17 Nov 2010 at 5:40 am