Hove care home operator goes bust

The company that runs two care homes in Brighton and Hove effectively declared itself bust today (Monday 11 July). Southern Cross made the announcement to the London Stock Exchange this morning and said that the landlords of its 752 homes would take over running them. The company...
Posted On 11 Jul 2011 at 11:59 pm

Brave Portslade shop worker thwarts hammer-wielding robbers

A brave shop worker grappled with one of two armed robbers as they tried to hold up a jewellers in Portslade this afternoon (Monday 11 July). And as the hammer-wielding masked men fled empty-handed, Sussex Police said that members of the public may have given chase and taken...
Posted On 11 Jul 2011 at 10:57 pm

Brighton lifeboat crew to feature in TV documentary

The crew of the RNLI Brighton lifeboat is being filmed during rescues at sea. The footage is being shot using a headcam as the charity’s volunteers help sailors and swimmers in trouble in the inshore waters off Brighton and Hove. Helmsman Mark Bell has been wearing the...
Posted On 11 Jul 2011 at 4:40 pm

Brighton bookie robbed by man with fake Elvis sideburns

An armed robber threatened a woman with a gun at a Brighton bookmakers this morning. He was wearing fake Elvis Presley-style sideburns. Sussex Police said that he may be the same man who tried to hold up a bookies in Hove last week while wearing a false beard. The force issued...
Posted On 11 Jul 2011 at 2:27 pm

Brighton and Hove's youngest councillor goes back to school

By Claire Smyth Today Alex Phillips takes her seat as an unpaid board member of Brighton Housing Trust for the first time at just 25 years old. Already she has won a seat as a councillor on Brighton and Hove City Council twice – initially in a by-election and again at the local...
Posted On 11 Jul 2011 at 5:09 am

A&E for Brighton and Hove children on the menu after restaurant fundraiser

A fundraising dinner at a Hove restaurant raised £8,500 towards Rockinghorse, the Brighton-based charity for sick children. The money will go towards the cost of opening a children’s accident and emergency (A&E) room at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital. The A&E...
Posted On 11 Jul 2011 at 3:41 am