Taj to close Kemp Town store with Sainsbury's expected to step in

A popular independent grocery store in the heart of Brighton is to close at the end of the week with rumours growing that Sainsbury’s is to open on the site. Taj, in St James’s Street, is due to shut on Friday although the owner has not ruled out a return to the area. The staff...
Posted On 23 Nov 2010 at 2:57 pm

Taxi driver sexually assaults Brighton teenager

A taxi driver has sexually assaulted an 18-year-old woman. She got into his taxi at the southern end of West Street, Brighton, at about 3.10am on Sunday (21 November). The driver took her to a nearby side street where he parked for a short while and then sexually assaulted her....
Posted On 23 Nov 2010 at 2:38 pm

Brighton student turns detective to trace lost historical archive

A Sussex University student turned detective to track down a lost archive of valuable research material. Kris Gint, who is studying for a doctorate in intellectual history at the university’s Falmer campus, discovered the historical research on a computer where it had been...
Posted On 23 Nov 2010 at 2:16 pm

Traffic police target speeding drivers in Hove in two-day campaign

Traffic police have started a two-day campaign today targeting speeding drivers in Hove. The officers, from the Sussex Police Road Policing Unit, will offer speeding drivers an alternative to a fine. Instead, they will be expected to attend there and then a “Stop Speeding”...
Posted On 23 Nov 2010 at 2:15 pm

Brighton school to lose £320k after government axes sports funding

A Brighton school is to lose £320,000 from its budget after Education Secretary Michael Gove pulled the plug on “schools sports partnerships”. Dorothy Stringer High School in Brighton will no longer receive the money which is used to encourage school sports throughout Brighton...
Posted On 23 Nov 2010 at 2:44 am

Popular Brighton bar, restaurant and hotel closes

A popular Brighton boutique hotel, restaurant and cocktail bar appears to have closed. Blanch House in Atlingworth Street in Kemp Town is believed to have closed in the past few weeks. The five-storey hotel opened ten years ago and has won plaudits from several newspapers and...
Posted On 23 Nov 2010 at 1:55 am

Brighton man arrested after disturbance in town centre

More than a dozen people were involved in a disturbance in the centre of Brighton that broke up in the Old Steine when one was arrested. Sussex Police appealed for witnesses to any part of the incident to come forward. The incident appears to have started when four men were...
Posted On 23 Nov 2010 at 1:37 am

Police arrest two suspected Brighton drug dealers

Two Brighton men have been arrested on suspicion of drug dealing after neighbours reported their concerns to Sussex Police. An intelligence unit and the East Brighton Neighbourhood Policing Team arrested the men after raiding the house in Riley Road, Brighton. The men, aged 24...
Posted On 23 Nov 2010 at 1:22 am

Brighton pensioner robbed in his own home

A thief knocked over an 89-year-old Brighton man in his own home before stealing his wallet. Sussex Police said that the thief appeared to have befriended his victim days before pushing past him in the doorway of his home in King’s Road. The thief said that his name was Robert...
Posted On 23 Nov 2010 at 1:00 am