Boy foils kidnap attempt in Hove street

A boy is reported to have fought off a man who tried to kidnap him in a Hove street. Sussex Police praised the 14-year-old, from Hangleton, for doing the right thing. The man is said to have grabbed the boy but the boy used his tennis racquet to repeatedly hit the stranger until...
Posted On 02 Aug 2011 at 10:07 pm

Tombstoning teenager arrested in Brighton

One of a group of tombstoning teenagers was arrested on Brighton seafront yesterday (Monday 1 August). Tombstoning involves jumping into the water from a considerable height. Sussex Police said that lifeguards asked officers to speak to the group over fears for their safety. One...
Posted On 02 Aug 2011 at 7:30 pm

Brighton man sentenced for having child porn

A 36-year-old Brighton man has been sentenced to a three-year community order with supervision for making indecent computer images of children. Nigel Hammond, of Egremont Place, Brighton, formerly of Down Terrace, Brighton, was also ordered to attend a sex offenders treatment...
Posted On 02 Aug 2011 at 5:52 pm

Brighton and Hove commuters offered a return to normality

Commuters from Brighton, Hove and Portslade are being told to expect only a few rush-hour cancellations this afternoon and evening. Southern Railway said that trains were now running on four of the five lines affected by the landslip in the South Croydon area yesterday. Four...
Posted On 02 Aug 2011 at 4:59 pm

Brighton fire crew keeps distance from beach bonfire to avoid inflaming revellers

A fire chief is urging people not to hold bonfires on the beach after a crew was called to one on Brighton seafront. The crew, from Preston Circus, did not put out the bonfire, which had about 50 to 100 people around it, for fear of trouble starting. Sussex Police alerted East...
Posted On 02 Aug 2011 at 4:42 pm

Seventy junior doctors start work at Brighton hospital trust

Seventy junior doctors start work at Brighton and Hove’s biggest hospital trust tomorrow (Wednesday 3 August). Almost 300 in total will begin work in a new department at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust this week. And more than 200 others join a new department...
Posted On 02 Aug 2011 at 4:08 pm

Southern uses emergency timetable after landslip blocks Brighton and Hove commuters

Commuters from Brighton, Hove and Portslade were being warned to expect a second day of rail chaos. The warning comes as workmen try to clear the debris from a landslip yesterday (Monday 1 August) and carry out emergency repairs. The landslip, in the South Croydon area, was...
Posted On 02 Aug 2011 at 2:19 am
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