Fire crews tackle high number of false alarms

The fire brigade is taking to steps to cut the number of false alarms attended by its crews. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, which covers Brighton and Hove, said that last year it attended 12,607 emergency callouts. About half of these turned out to be false alarms, with...
Posted On 07 Dec 2010 at 11:29 pm

Bus stuck in the snow proves becomes a YouTube hit

A video of a Brighton and Hove bus stuck in last week’s heavy snow has been viewed by thousands of people. The footage of the bus sliding to a halt in Eaton Place, Kemp Town, has been watched by almost 4,000 people on YouTube. The rescue crew from Brighton and Hove Buses...
Posted On 07 Dec 2010 at 4:13 pm

Brighton gang attack woman in her fifties

A gang of nine teenagers attacked a woman in her fifties in Brighton and left her with a broken arm. They pushed her to the floor and one of them indecently exposed himself before stamping on her arm, breaking it. The attack happened behind Aldi in St Peter’s Street, off...
Posted On 07 Dec 2010 at 3:57 pm

Sussex Police officer ordered to pay back £85k profits from laundering drugs cash

A former Sussex Police officer and his boyfriend have been ordered to pay more than £100,000 under a confiscation order. Darren Graysmark, 44, a former special branch officer, and Darren Simpson, 43, a former manager at Brighton and Hove City Council, must pay the money under the...
Posted On 07 Dec 2010 at 3:44 pm

Brighton and Hove passes muster for locally sourced food

More people are complaining about claims by pubs, cafés and restaurants in Brighton and Hove that they serve locally sourced food. But when trading standards officers carried out spot checks on 35 premises, only one could not prove its claims. Brighton and Hove City Council said...
Posted On 07 Dec 2010 at 2:11 pm

Argus journalists start second strike

Journalists at The Argus have started their second two-day strike within a month. The strike is over the loss of six sub-editors’ jobs at Hollingbury and a three-year pay freeze. Those on strike belong to the National Union of Journalists and have set up a blog about their...
Posted On 07 Dec 2010 at 1:24 pm