Brighton man held over serious attack on woman

A court ordered a Brighton man to be held in prison to await trial on suspicion of carrying out a serious attack on a woman. Christopher Adam Watson, 25, of Blackman Street, Brighton, appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court today (Monday 22 August) charged with assault...
Posted On 22 Aug 2011 at 8:44 pm

Free bicycle security help for Hove cyclists

Cyclists in Hove will be given free security marking for their bikes as part of a Sussex Police day of action against bicycle crime tomorrow. Officers will be at George Street from 10am giving advice and marking bikes so they can be recovered if stolen. The day is the latest...
Posted On 22 Aug 2011 at 7:06 pm

Man charged after petrol station robbery

A man was charged by police today following a robbery at the Star Petrol Station, in South Coast Road, Peacehaven yesterday. Homeless Gary Barney, 37, is suspected of robbing £170 cash. He will appear before Brighton Magistrates Court tomorrow. A 22-year-old from South Yorkshire...
Posted On 22 Aug 2011 at 6:54 pm

'Large-nosed' man wanted following Whitehawk knifepoint robbery

Sussex Police have appealed for information about a suspect with a large pointed nose following an attempted knifepoint robbery. The man, described as white, slim, 5′ 8″ to 6″, with blue eyes and a skinny face, threatened staff in Mulberry Stores, in Whitehawk...
Posted On 22 Aug 2011 at 6:33 pm

Brighton guerrilla garden to become flats, offices and shops

Plans have been revealed for a four-storey complex of offices, shops and flats on the site of a community garden created by “guerrilla gardeners” in Brighton city centre. If they go ahead, the proposals would finally see the long derelict site next to the Earth and...
Posted On 22 Aug 2011 at 6:15 pm

Sussex University has no clearing places

Sussex University is full and will not be taking any students through clearing. The university said that it had been so popular this year that it had not accepted any new applications for some courses after the first key deadline in January. Overall, undergraduate applications to...
Posted On 22 Aug 2011 at 5:47 am

Brighton train passengers to test smart cards

Brighton train passengers are to have their own equivalent of the Oyster card as they test a new smart card called the Key. The trial is being run by Southern on trains between Brighton and Seaford. A hundred passengers will take part in the trial, testing the electronic...
Posted On 22 Aug 2011 at 5:05 am

Brighton medical students report high degree of satisfaction

Brighton students were among the most satisfied in the country, according to the latest annual National Student Survey. At Brighton and Sussex Medical School, which is based in Falmer, 95 per cent of final year students said that they were satisfied overall with the quality of...
Posted On 22 Aug 2011 at 12:37 am