Brighton garage business goes into administration

A Brighton garage business has gone into administration but the move is not expected to lead to the loss of any jobs. PDH Garages, of New Road, Brighton, went into administration just before Christmas, with a notice appearing in the London Gazette on New Year’s Eve. The better...
Posted On 12 Jan 2011 at 5:55 pm

Fire crews rescue man with broken neck

Firefighters were called to help rescue a Hove man fell and broke his neck. Crews from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service used an aerial ladder platform to enable the man to be taken to hospital by ambulance. They were called to the flats at Coastal Place in New Church Road,...
Posted On 12 Jan 2011 at 4:04 pm

Southern shortlisted for national rail awards

The main train company that serves Brighton and Hove has been shortlisted in seven categories in the national Rail Business Awards. In one category – the award for engineering excellence – it has two shortlisted entries. Chris Burchell, Southern’s managing director said: “This is...
Posted On 12 Jan 2011 at 3:53 pm

Fire crew free woman from vacuum cleaner

A Brighton woman had to be rescued by firefighters after she trapped her finger in her vacuum cleaner. A crew from Roedean freed the woman after being called to her home in Welesmere Road in Rottingdean at about 8.30pm on Monday. A firefighter described it as “one of the...
Posted On 12 Jan 2011 at 3:49 pm

Police ask for witnesses after Telscombe Cliffs motorcyclist's death

The motorcyclist who died in a crash at the weekend has been named as Kenneth Boxell. Mr Boxell, 52, of South Coast Road, Telscombe Cliffs, was involved in a crash with five other vehicles on the M23 on Saturday morning (8 January). The accident happened at about 6.10am as Mr...
Posted On 12 Jan 2011 at 3:30 pm

Hove road policing team to be disbanded

Brighton and Hove is to lose its team of dedicated traffic officers. The Sussex Police road policing unit based in Holland Road, Hove, is to be disbanded and six jobs will be lost – an inspector, a sergeant and four PCs. But as police officers cannot be made redundant the number...
Posted On 12 Jan 2011 at 1:29 pm

Patcham Conservation Area expands

Patcham Conservation Area has been extended to include parts of the historic parkland estate of Patcham Place. The area now takes in Coney Wood and Patcham Recreation Ground, which originally formed part of the grounds to Patcham Place, a manor house which later became a youth...
Posted On 12 Jan 2011 at 12:51 pm

Students protest outside Brighton Town Hall

Students held a demonstration to protest about proposed rises in tuition fees and cuts to maintenance grants outside Brighton Town Hall yesterday. The abolition of the education maintenance allowance (EMA) is expected to make it harder for poorer students in particular to attend...
Posted On 12 Jan 2011 at 10:16 am

Care advice team to run drop-in sessions across Brighton and Hove

Support staff are to run drop-in sessions across Brighton and Hove, offering help that has proved much in demand by phone. The Access Point team at Brighton and Hove City Council handle about 2,500 calls a month dealing with questions about adult social care. The team are...
Posted On 12 Jan 2011 at 10:01 am