Nick Cave offered driver training after Hove seafront crash

Rock star Nick Cave has been offered driver training after he crashed his Jaguar into a speed camera on Hove seafront. The Australian-born singer, 53, who lives in Hove, was made the offer by Sussex Police as an alternative to facing prosecution for the smash in Kingsway on...
Posted On 24 Jan 2011 at 10:31 pm

Brighton drug dealer jailed for four years

A Brighton drug dealer who went on the run for four years was jailed today. Anton Duchesne, 37, formerly of Sillwood Road, Brighton, was sentenced to four years and two years in prison for two counts of having cocaine with intent to supply. He was also sentenced to two years and...
Posted On 24 Jan 2011 at 6:26 pm

Two suspects in Brighton murder case face court

Two homeless men have been told that they will stay in prison while they await trial for the murder of a 39-year-old man in a Brighton squat. John Battams, 40, and Mike Zur, 28, are charged with the murder of Craig Palmer, a father of three who moved to Brighton from Manchester...
Posted On 24 Jan 2011 at 1:59 pm

Brighton student accuses police of mistreatment after sexual assault

A student from Brighton has made a formal complaint about the way that the police dealt with her after she was sexually assaulted. She asked for help after a man sexually assaulted her during the student tuition fees protest last month. But she accused officers of not taking the...
Posted On 24 Jan 2011 at 1:41 pm

Brighton and Hove council asks staff to hand back their Blackberries

Council staff are being asked to give back their Blackberries to save money. Dozens of senior staff as well as most of the 54 councillors have been issued with the mobile phone and internet devices. They come on a two-year contract which costs almost £1,000 before a single phone...
Posted On 24 Jan 2011 at 5:11 am

Brighton charity project wins £360k lottery grant

A Brighton community group has been awarded more than £360,000 in lottery funding. The Whitehawk Inn has been given a grant of £367,523 for a project to help disadvantaged people to learn, volunteer and participate in social activities and groups. It will work on the project with...
Posted On 24 Jan 2011 at 4:14 am

Brighton bookshop chain sheds 40 staff

Forty staff have lost their jobs at British Bookshops and Stationers, the Brighton-based chain of bookshops formerly known as Sussex Stationers. The company is in administration and shed 25 head office staff and 15 people in its warehouse. They all worked in Crowhurst Road,...
Posted On 24 Jan 2011 at 4:10 am

Portslade academy awarded £12.7m

Portslade parents will be updated on plans to turn the town’s secondary school into an academy at a public meeting tomorrow. The Department for Education has pledged £12.7 million to help the Aldridge Foundation turn Portslade Community College into an academy school from...
Posted On 24 Jan 2011 at 3:08 am