Burglars steal computer from Brighton school

Burglars broke in to a primary school in Brighton yesterday (Monday 30 May). The thieves stole a computer and a small amount of petty cash from The Dharma School in Ladies Mile Road, Patcham. The police helicopter helped to search the area after the break in but the burglars...
Posted On 31 May 2011 at 11:27 pm

Robber attacks woman in centre of Brighton

A woman was attacked in the centre of Brighton just after getting out of a taxi. She was grabbed from behind and dragged to the ground before her attacker ran off with her handbag. The 39-year-old woman was robbed in St George’s Mews, Brighton, at about 1.40am on Saturday (28...
Posted On 31 May 2011 at 8:25 pm

Brighton lifeboat crew tows yacht to safety

The RNLI Brighton lifeboat towed a yacht to safety early today after the vessel suffered an engine failure. The lifeboat crew towed the stricken 39ft yacht into Brighton Marina shortly after midnight. The two-man crew of the yacht called for help late last night and were quickly...
Posted On 31 May 2011 at 8:10 pm

Brighton student rewarded for invention to make cycling safer

A Brighton student has come up with a cheap invention to make cycling safer. The gadget has earned Emily Brooke, a final year product design student at Brighton University, the chance to develop her idea on an entrepreneurship programme in America. Miss Brooke’s invention...
Posted On 31 May 2011 at 7:58 pm

Teens leave man with broken jaw after attack in Brighton

A good samaritan was left with a broken jaw when he was attacked shortly after he split up a fight in Brighton. Two boys and a girl set upon the 23-year-old man at The Level during one of the final events of the Brighton Festival. The victim had broken up a fight between two...
Posted On 31 May 2011 at 7:37 pm

Breastfeeding mothers invited to picnic in Brighton

Mothers and their babies are being invited to a breastfeeding picnic in the centre of Brighton next month. Bosom Buddies – a group set up by NHS breastfeeding supporters – is holding the picnic in the Pavilion Gardens in New Road, Brighton. They promise to make support and advice...
Posted On 30 May 2011 at 6:20 am

Brighton pupils to hear safety message from mayor

The new Mayor of Brighton and Hove will get a week of safety activities under way at a Brighton primary school when the half-term break is over. Councillor Anne Meadows will encourage children at Carden Primary School in Hollingbury to prepare for Child Safety Week. She is due to...
Posted On 29 May 2011 at 10:59 pm

Brighton and Hove transport plan wins all-party support

Brighton and Hove City Council has approved its local transport plan with all three main parties giving the document their unanimous support. The plan was produced when the Conservatives were running the council and had been due for submission to the Department for Transport in...
Posted On 29 May 2011 at 10:20 pm

Brighton and Hove school admissions lottery under threat

The school places lottery system in Brighton and Hove may be scrapped after an announcement by the Education Secretary Michael Gove yesterday (Friday 27 May). The system was brought in three years ago amid great controversy among parents but with broad cross-party support on...
Posted On 28 May 2011 at 11:37 pm

Mears brothers win right to appeal in Lapland theme park case

The two brothers from Brighton who ran the farcical Lapland theme park, Victor and Henry Mears, can appeal against their convictions. Victor Mears, 67, of Selsfield Drive, Moulsecoomb, and Henry Mears, 60, of Coombe Road, Brighton, were each jailed for 13 months in March by a...
Posted On 28 May 2011 at 10:01 pm