Brighton & Hove Albion: A tale of two penalties

By Tim Hodges Crystal Palace 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Albion came from behind to draw with arch-rivals Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park this evening (Tuesday 31 January). Both teams scored from penalty kicks although Albion were in the ascendancy late on and could have...
Posted On 31 Jan 2012 at 11:55 pm

Steve Coogan opens children's A&E in Brighton

Actor and comedian Steve Coogan attended the formal opening of the new Accident and Emergency Department at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton this afternoon (Tuesday 31 January). Coogan, who lives in Ovingdean, was standing in for his friend and fellow...
Posted On 31 Jan 2012 at 7:34 pm

Brighton and Hove's postal voters asked for their signature

Voters in Brighton and Hove who have a proxy or postal vote are being asked to send in their current signature. Forms are being sent to everyone who has had a postal or proxy vote for more than five years. Brighton and Hove City Council is urging residents to sign the form and...
Posted On 31 Jan 2012 at 4:58 pm

Brighton and Hove councillors asked to help trans community

A Green councillor has asked his colleagues to help make Brighton and Hove safer for transgender and transsexual people. Councillor Phelim Mac Cafferty said that the murder of Andrea Waddell in 2009 highlighted the discrimination and safety issues facing the trans community. He...
Posted On 31 Jan 2012 at 4:30 pm

Brighton and Hove organisations join forces to improve health awareness

Five organisations in Brighton and Hove worked together for a day last week to help workers look at ways to improve their health. Advice workers from Albion in the Community, the Claude Nicol sexual health clinic, CRI (Crime Reduction Initiatives), the Employee Advice Programme...
Posted On 31 Jan 2012 at 2:08 pm

Police aim to give fewer Brighton and Hove children a criminal record

Children in care in Brighton and Hove are to have their chances of being given a criminal record at an early age reduced. Sussex Police said that it would try to make more use of a practice known as community resolution when dealing with youngsters in care. Sussex Police sai...
Posted On 31 Jan 2012 at 1:25 pm

Brighton and Hove firms triumph at Sussex Food and Drink Awards

Two Brighton butchers and a Hove pub were celebrating after their success at the Sussex Food and Drink Awards. The Foragers pub, in Stirling Place, Hove, won the award for Best Sussex Eating Experience. Bramptons, in St George’s Road in Kemp Town, won Best Sussex Butcher of the...
Posted On 30 Jan 2012 at 11:48 pm

Man, 21, critical after falling 30ft on to Brighton promenade

A 21-year-old man is in a critical condition in a Brighton hospital after falling 30ft on to the promenade. The man climbed over seafront railings in King’s Road opposite the bottom of West Street, Brighton, just before 11pm on Saturday night (28 January). Sussex Police said that...
Posted On 30 Jan 2012 at 11:27 pm

Fire damages Brighton restaurant

Fire crews tackled a blaze at a restaurant in one of Brighton’s busiest roads at lunchtime today. The fire at La Tasca in North Street was believed to have been started by a deep fat frier and spread to an extractor fan. Some 45 firefighters dealt with the fire and evacuated the...
Posted On 30 Jan 2012 at 4:29 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Seagulls sign Sam Vokes

By Tim Hodges from the Amex Press Briefing Albion boss Gus Poyet revealed how pleased he was that the Seagulls have secured the services of Welsh international Sam Vokes for the rest of the season. The Seagulls boss complimented former loan player Billy Paynter, saying how well...
Posted On 30 Jan 2012 at 11:38 am