Brighton and Hove bracing for more snow

More snow is expected to fall across Brighton and Hove today (Thursday 2 December). Council staff are working to clear snow and grit around the hospitals, ambulance station, police and fire stations across the city. Snow ploughs are clearing major routes. People are being...
Posted On 02 Dec 2010 at 2:09 pm

More than 2,700 Brighton and Hove women sexually assaulted

More than 2,700 women were sexually assaulted in Brighton and Hove last year, according to community safety chiefs. Many did not report what had happened to them to the police. And more than 5,300 women are estimated to have suffered domestic violence over the same period....
Posted On 02 Dec 2010 at 9:05 am

Elderly Saltdean couple woken by burglars

An elderly couple woke to find two burglars in their home in Withyham Avenue, Saltdean. Two men wearing stockings over their faces entered the bedroom of the couple as they slept. The woman woke to find one man standing at the foot of the bed and another in the doorway. Both men...
Posted On 02 Dec 2010 at 8:56 am

Brighton and Hove snow: school closures and travel

Heavy snowfall overnight has made the majority of roads impassable today (Thursday 2 December). Drivers are being asked to stay at home to give Brighton and Hove City Council workers the chance to clear major routes. Gritters have been out overnight and every night this week in...
Posted On 02 Dec 2010 at 8:54 am

Brighton MP questions former pop star

A Brighton MP quizzed a former pop star about the support needed for the creative industries. Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown, raised the issue with former Undertones singer Fergal Sharkey, now chief executive of industry body UK Music. Mr Kirby said that...
Posted On 02 Dec 2010 at 5:47 am

Brighton University safe sex campaign spreads throughout Europe

More than 80 European businesses have now signed up to a safe sex campaign started by Brighton University and the Terrence Higgins Trust. The news was announced yesterday (1 December) to coincide with World Aids Day. The businesses have all signed up to the Everywhere project,...
Posted On 02 Dec 2010 at 5:44 am

Rockinghorse ball raises £75,000 to help sick children

A Brighton charity raised £75,000 at its annual ball. Rockinghorse, the charity for sick children and their carers, raised the money at its Circus Ball at the Hilton Brighton Metropole. He event was hosted by TV presenter Marcella Whittingdale and attended by more than 400...
Posted On 02 Dec 2010 at 5:32 am

Brighton and Hove college calls for course ideas

City College Brighton and Hove is asking for the public’s ideas for new courses. The college is the biggest provider of vocational education and training in the city, offering 150 full-time and 880 part-time courses. These range from basic entry level through to foundation degree...
Posted On 02 Dec 2010 at 1:29 am