Brave Brighton girl praised for trying to save her drowning father

A 13-year-old girl was praised for her heroic attempt to save her drowning father at an inquest in Brighton today (Wednesday 13 April). The inquest into the death of Kevin Reynolds heard how his daughter Grace followed her father into the stormy sea when he tried to save their...
Posted On 13 Apr 2011 at 11:58 pm

Road rage suspect arrested after attack in Brighton

A road rage driver is accused of smashing a car window by headbutting it and then headbutting his victim in the face in an incident in Brighton this morning. An off-duty police officer arrested the man suspected of carrying out the attack in London Road, Withdean, at about 7.20am...
Posted On 13 Apr 2011 at 10:33 pm

Man held over hit and run in Hove

A man appeared to drive his car into another man in a Hove street in the early hours of this morning after an argument. The hit and run happened in Church Road near the junction with Second Avenue shortly after 2am. A 36-year-old man from Hove was getting into his car when he was...
Posted On 13 Apr 2011 at 9:34 pm

Hove MP takes squatting petition to Downing Street

Hove Conservative MP Mike Weatherley has taken his campaign to criminalise squatting to 10 Downing Street. Mr  Weatherley handed in a petition today at the Prime Minister’s official residence in London. He said: “Squatting is considered to be a civil matter and the police rarely...
Posted On 13 Apr 2011 at 9:09 pm

Sleeping Brighton pensioner rescued from kitchen fire

A quick-thinking neighbour helped save a pensioner from a fire after she fell asleep while cooking in her Brighton flat. The alert neighbour heard the fire alarm go off, could smell smoke in the corridor of the landmark tower block Theobald House and rang 999. When crews from...
Posted On 13 Apr 2011 at 8:08 pm

Brighton man cleared of killing his partner

A Brighton man who was arrested on suspicion murdering his partner has been released today without charge. Tony Turner, 50, of Upper Lewes Road, Brighton, was arrested on Monday afternoon (11 April) after the body of Karen Simmons, also 50, was found at their home. Sussex Police...
Posted On 13 Apr 2011 at 7:20 pm

Hove woman jailed for laundering boyfriend's drugs profits

A Hove woman has been jailed for money laundering for a drugs gang which was being helped by a special branch detective. Kelly Cooke, 32, of Old School Place in Hangleton, was sent to prison yesterday by a judge at Maidstone Crown Court in Kent. She was found guilty of making...
Posted On 13 Apr 2011 at 6:40 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Almost a Dagenham Coup as Albion race to the Championship

Brighton & Hove Albion 4 Dagenham & Redbridge 3 By Tim Hodges at Withdean Brighton & Hove Albion secured promotion back to the second tier of English football with a thrilling victory over John Still’s men. In perhaps one of the most exciting games in The Withdean’s...
Posted On 13 Apr 2011 at 12:27 am