Brighton church provides answer to college principal's prayers

The lesson today is about working together as a church in Brighton opens its doors to sixth formers sitting exams. St Luke’s, in Old Shoreham Road, Prestonville, near the Seven Dials, is making room for hundreds of students from nearby Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College...
Posted On 31 Jan 2011 at 11:53 pm

Three suspects arrested after Brighton man is mugged

Two men and a boy have been arrested after a 20-year-old man was mugged near the Royal Pavilion in the early hours of this morning. The victim, who comes from Brighton, was approached by three people as he waited at a bus stop opposite the Pavilion near the bottom of North Street...
Posted On 31 Jan 2011 at 4:29 pm

Police hunt for missing man in Brighton

Police are looking for a missing man who suffers from amnesia and who is thought to be in Brighton. Lawrence Perkins, 64, has been missing since last Tuesday (25 January) although his cash card has been used in Brighton twice since then. Mr Perkins left his home in Gensing Road,...
Posted On 31 Jan 2011 at 10:43 am

Brighton man bailed over charity fraud

A Brighton man has been arrested by police investigating a mail marketing fraud which targeted charities around the country. The 57-year-old was held on suspicion of fraud and money laundering. He has been released on police bail while detectives carry out further inquiries. The...
Posted On 31 Jan 2011 at 1:24 am

Twenty protesters invade Brighton store

About 20 protesters were thrown out of the Boots branch in North Street, Brighton, yesterday. They were taking part in one of a series of protests organised by UK Uncut to highlight tax avoidance by companies. Sussex Police said that officers stood by as store security staff...
Posted On 31 Jan 2011 at 12:53 am

Brighton & Hove Albion: Put those lights on!

Watford 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 By Tim Hodges at Vicarage Road The Albion are in the 5th Round of the FA Cup for the first time since 1986. A goal from Ashley Barnes early in the first half, which eluded the occasionally hapless Gilmartin in the Watford goal, sent the...
Posted On 30 Jan 2011 at 7:57 pm

Twenty people call police over Hove armed robbery

More than 20 people have phoned detectives investigating a knifepoint robbery at a Hove supermarket. The calls came after an appeal on the BBC television programme Crimewatch was broadcast on Wednesday evening (26 January). The masked armed robber stole more than £20,000 from the...
Posted On 30 Jan 2011 at 5:55 am

Pub company upbeat after takings rise over Christmas

The owner of more than a dozen Brighton and Hove pubs and restaurants reported a rise in takings over Christmas and the new year. Mitchells and Butlers, which owns Browns in Duke Street, Brighton, and the Sussex Cricketer in Hove, announced the news in a trading statement to...
Posted On 29 Jan 2011 at 4:13 am

Man falls on to Hanover roof from a fire escape

A 54-year-old man fell from a fire escape on to a first floor roof in Hanover early yesterday morning (Friday 28 January). A crew from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called out just 5.30am to Hanover Crescent in Brighton. Sussex Police helped to move cars to make room...
Posted On 29 Jan 2011 at 3:23 am

Car fire shuts busy Brighton road during rush hour

A slip road from the A27 Brighton bypass was closed for half an hour after a car caught fire during the rush hour yesterday morning. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that the engine fire halted traffic on the eastbound slip road at Hollingbury at about 8.40am. A fire crew...
Posted On 29 Jan 2011 at 2:58 am