Owners ordered to revamp empty Brighton home

The owners of a historic house in Brighton have been ordered to repair it, clean it and tidy up their overgrown gardens. Brighton and Hove City Council officials served the owners of the home in Stanford Avenue with an enforcement notice after concerns were expressed about the...
Posted On 14 Dec 2010 at 5:31 pm

Hove firefighters prepare for charity pull

Hove firefighters are gearing up for their big charity pull on Thursday (16 December). The crews are planning to get into the Christmas spirit by sporting deer antlers, with Father Christmas at the wheel of the fire engine. And the East Sussex Fire and Rescue fire engine will be...
Posted On 14 Dec 2010 at 5:21 pm

Watchdog gives top marks to Brighton nursery

A Brighton nursery school has been rated outstanding – the top rating – by inspectors from Ofsted. Tarnerland Nursery School in St John’s Place, Brighton, looks after about 160 children up to five years old and is run by Brighton and Hove City Council. Inspectors praised the...
Posted On 14 Dec 2010 at 3:07 pm

Brighton medics check up on patients via video link for the first time

A Brighton hospital consultant and a specialist nurse have carried out a health trust’s first video-link clinic. The clinic saved kidney transplant patients from having to travel to Brighton from Bexhill and the surrounding area. The patients said that they were pleased with the...
Posted On 14 Dec 2010 at 3:00 pm

Six hundred teenage girls fell pregnant in Brighton and Hove in two years

Nearly 600 school age children became pregnant in Brighton and Hove in the two most recent years for which figures are available. The figures were given in a written answer to a parliamentary question asked by Hove Conservative MP Mike Weatherley. In 2007 the government said that...
Posted On 14 Dec 2010 at 2:48 pm

Three charged after hammer attack at Roedean squat

Three people have been charged after a fight in a squat in The Cliff, Roedean, on Sunday evening (12 December). A hammer was used during the fight, injuring a man from Portslade who was taken to hospital with a head injury. He has since been discharged. Jamie Dimmick, 43, of no...
Posted On 14 Dec 2010 at 10:47 am

Brighton and Hove police stations to open less and have their futures reviewed

Brighton and Hove’s two main police stations will operate reduced opening hours from next year. And their future is under review, with closure a possibility. The police station in John Street, Brighton, will be open to pubic from 8am to midnight every day. It is currently open 24...
Posted On 14 Dec 2010 at 5:45 am

Hove student bailed after climbing on Cenotaph

The Hove student arrested after climbing on the Cenotaph in London during the tuition fees protests has been released on police bail. Charlie Gilmour, 21, was taken to a Sussex Police station after his arrest on Sunday (12 December) for questioning. The former Lancing College...
Posted On 14 Dec 2010 at 5:38 am