Bogus caller steals £2,000 from Hove pensioner

A bogus caller has stolen £2,000 from a pensioner in Hove during a distraction burglary. The conman called on his elderly victim at his home in Kingston Close in Hangleton offering a gardening service. The victim, a man in his eighties, let the man into his home and after a short...
Posted On 24 Nov 2010 at 3:21 pm

Students prepare for demo march in Brighton and Hove

A protest against proposed tuition fee rises and higher education spending cuts is due to take place this afternoon. The Students’ Union said that Sussex University had taken a supportive approach to students who wanted to miss lectures to attend the demo. The Students’ Union...
Posted On 24 Nov 2010 at 11:35 am

Trainee teachers from Brighton raise enough money to start a school

Trainee teachers in Brighton have raised more than £40,000 to start a school for children in Nepal. The money was raised by staff and students at the Brighton University School of Education and will enable the school to open next April. The school will serve children who...
Posted On 24 Nov 2010 at 11:18 am

Teenager raped in centre of Brighton this morning

An 18-year-old woman was raped in the early hours of this morning in the centre of Brighton. The attack comes days after another 18-year-old was sexually assaulted by a taxi driver in the town centre. The attack earlier today happened as the woman walked through Brighthelm...
Posted On 24 Nov 2010 at 11:06 am

Brighton and Hove language school jobs at risk from government immigration proposals

Brighton and Hove language schools are expected to lobby the government over tough new rules being proposed to restrict visas to those studying for a degree. They will tell ministers that jobs will be lost locally if the proposals are not rethought. The sector is worth more tha...
Posted On 24 Nov 2010 at 5:55 am

Hove Lib Dems choose candidates for local elections next May

The Liberal Democrats have chosen their candidates for all nine Hove wards for the local elections next May. The most notable selection – or rather deselection – is in Brunswick and Adelaide ward as Brighton and Hove News reported on Monday. Long-serving councillor David Watkins...
Posted On 24 Nov 2010 at 5:45 am

Brighton charity and NHS join forces to create drink and drugs website

The NHS has linked up with a charity to create a website detailing drug and alcohol services in Brighton and Hove. The website – thinkdrinkdrugs.co.uk – includes YouTube videos of people from Brighton and Hove telling their real-life stories of drink and drug problems. The site...
Posted On 24 Nov 2010 at 5:40 am