Train fare protesters to stage protest in Brighton

Campaigners from Brighton are urging fed-up commuters to join them in Preston Park at 7am on Friday (4 February) to protest against rising rail fares. They are calling on the government to keep its promise to make rail fares fair. The protest is part of the Fair Fares Now...
Posted On 02 Feb 2011 at 6:08 pm

Count the stars in the sky, urges Brighton scientist, to help cut light pollution

How many stars are there in the sky? People living in Brighton can probably count fewer stars than those living a few miles north. A university scientist is, though, urging people to count how many stars they can see. Dr Darren Baskill, the physics and astronomy outreach officer...
Posted On 02 Feb 2011 at 5:59 pm

Is this the thug who battered a Hove toilet attendant?

A man punched and kicked a toilet attendant in an unprovoked attack on Hove seafront. The 46-year-old victim was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where he was treated for his injuries then discharged. He was attacked while working at the public toilets on the...
Posted On 02 Feb 2011 at 5:36 pm

Historian donates cash to Brighton and Hove community publisher

A Brighton community publisher has received an unexpected windfall from a respected historian. The £1,000 donation will help QueenSpark Books with its local history and writing projects. The money came from Professor Dorothy Sheridan, the former archivist and director of the Mass...
Posted On 02 Feb 2011 at 5:07 pm

Serial Brighton knife robber strikes for a fifth time – in Hove

A serial knife-wielding robber is believed to have struck for a fifth time in six days. A woman, 58, had her person stolen last night in Hove Park Villas, Hove, at about 6.30pm. The robber went up to the woman and threatened her with a knife and told her to hand over her purse....
Posted On 02 Feb 2011 at 4:49 pm