Polar bear kills teenager on trip led by Brighton author

A schoolboy has been killed by a polar bear during an expedition being led by a 27-year-old writer from Brighton. Travel writer Andy Ruck was one of four people hurt when the 40-stone bear rampaged through the expedition’s camp. The four suffered bite and claw wounds to their...
Posted On 05 Aug 2011 at 11:38 pm

Woman attacked after night out in Brighton

A Brighton woman was attacked by a man on her way home from a night out in town. He pushed the 28-year-old woman to the ground and kicked her near Monarchs Amusements in London Road. The attack is believed to have followed an argument between 4am and 4.30am last Sunday (31 July)....
Posted On 05 Aug 2011 at 11:12 pm

Lorry crash causes chaos for thousands of Brighton and Hove commuters

Brighton and Hove commuters suffered long delays for a second time this week – this time on the roads. Thousands of drivers were held up for hours after a lorry crashed into the central reservation on the M25 near the junction with the M23. Three people were seriously injured and...
Posted On 05 Aug 2011 at 7:27 pm

Three treated in hospital after fire in Brighton flats

Three people, including a pregnant woman, were treated in hospital after breathing in smoke as fire swept through flats in Brighton early this morning. The alarm was raised when a smoke alarm went off, waking an elderly resident and alerting him to the fire in his flat in Cowley...
Posted On 05 Aug 2011 at 4:30 pm

Bogus caller targets elderly Hove woman

Police are urging residents to be alert to bogus callers after an elderly woman in Hove was targeted by a distraction burglar last night (Thursday 4 August). A man claiming to be from the waterboard called at the 85-year-old victim’s home in Byron Street, Hove, at about...
Posted On 05 Aug 2011 at 4:15 pm

Brighton train has a bit of a buzz about it

The first Thameslink train of the morning turned out to be a hive of activity yesterday. The driver spotted a swarm of wasps in one of the carriages of the 5.09am Brighton to Bedford service as he prepared the train for departure. A spokesman for First Capital Connect, which runs...
Posted On 05 Aug 2011 at 4:07 pm

Two men suspected of plotting a robbery in Brighton are kept in custody

Two men are to be held in prison to await trial after being accused of planning to rob staff delivering cash to a Brighton post office. Zak Marsden, 22, of Portland Road, Hove, and John Gallagher, 22, of Ryelands Drive, Moulsecoomb, were remanded in custody by Brighton...
Posted On 05 Aug 2011 at 2:00 pm

Heather Mills accuses Mirror of hacking into phone message from Paul McCartney

Heather Mills, the Hove-based former model and ex-wife of Sir Paul McCartney, has accused the Daily Mirror of hacking her voicemails. She made the claim on Newsnight on BBC2 on Wednesday night (3 August). And today Sir Paul McCartney, who was dating Miss Mills at the time of the...
Posted On 05 Aug 2011 at 5:30 am

Championship Brighton command premier prices, says BBC report

Brighton and Hove Albion may be newly promoted but they are one of the most expensive teams to watch in the Championship, according to a BBC report. The BBC said that, when it comes to the cheapest day out, only three Championship clubs are pricier than Albion – Derby, Portsmouth...
Posted On 05 Aug 2011 at 4:25 am

Hove man arrested on suspicion of stealing bikes

A 47-year-old man from Hove has been arrested in a police raid that recovered five bikes – thought to have been stolen – and £56,000 cash. Sussex Police said that the raid followed an investigation into a series of bicycle thefts in the Hove area over recent weeks. Detective...
Posted On 05 Aug 2011 at 3:23 am
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