HMV shuts Brighton shop

Less than a month after HMV said that its Brighton branches were likely to escape the closures across the company, the store in Western Road has shut. Ten staff worked at the Western Road store and the company said that it would try to offer them jobs in the Churchill Square...
Posted On 01 Feb 2011 at 11:55 pm

Former nurse chosen for top health job

A former nurse will take control of the NHS in Sussex after being promoted from the top job in Brighton and Hove. Amanda Fadero will oversee a period of change as the government abolishes primary care trusts (PCTs) and creates consortiums of family doctors, known as GP consortia....
Posted On 01 Feb 2011 at 9:44 pm

Brighton academic helps create phone app for asthma sufferers

A Brighton university lecturer is helping to develop an iPhone application to let asthma sufferers know when air quality worsens. Dr Kirsty Smallbone, principal lecturer at the School of Environment and Technology at Brighton University, hopes to cut through the jargon a...
Posted On 01 Feb 2011 at 5:35 pm

Hove greengrocer's friends raise nearly £1k for memorial fund

Friends of Hove greengrocer Tony Magdi, who died after being punched by a cyclist, have raised nearly £1,000 towards his memorial fund. A quiz night and raffle at the Westbourne pub in Portland Road, Hove, made £974 and, with a collection box still on the bar, the total looks...
Posted On 01 Feb 2011 at 4:39 pm

Brighton university students plan fresh protest

A group of Brighton students is planning another demonstration. The latest demo is due to take place outside a Brighton University building as lecturers contemplate strike action. Students are expected to gather outside the Cockcroft building in Lewes Road, Moulsecoomb, at noon...
Posted On 01 Feb 2011 at 2:39 am

Detectives hunt man suspected of four Brighton robberies in four days

A knife-wielding mugger is suspected of carrying out four armed robberies over four days in the centre of Brighton. The thug began his spree on Thursday (27 January) with the most recent street robbery taking place on Sunday (30 January) between 6.30pm and 7pm. The descriptions...
Posted On 01 Feb 2011 at 2:05 am

Drug dealing rapist jailed after kidnapping girl, 16, from outside Hove Station

A cowardly drug dealing thug has been jailed for 20 years for a string of violent offences including the rape of a Hove schoolgirl. Steven Wilson, 36, kidnapped the teenage girl from outside Hove Station after she tried to break free from their violent relationship. On another...
Posted On 01 Feb 2011 at 1:15 am