Health chiefs urge better care for Brighton and Hove’s dementia sufferers

Doctors and carers are being told to get better at spotting the signs of dementia in people in Brighton and Hove. And to stop using the chemical cosh of antipsychotic drugs as a way of controlling dementia sufferers’ behaviour. An official report said that earlier diagnoses would...
Posted On 21 Feb 2012 at 6:26 pm

Knifeman hunted after second sex attack at Sussex University campus

A man sexually assaulted a teenager at knifepoint on Sussex University’s Falmer campus last week. The victim suffered and scratches and bruises during the attack in the early hours of last Wednesday (15 February). The details emerged this afternoon (Tuesday 21 February) after a...
Posted On 21 Feb 2012 at 5:58 pm

Brighton among the best for ratio of jobless to jobs, says survey

Brighton is one of the top ten places in Britain to find work, according to a new report. It has almost four unemployment claimants for every job vacancy, say researchers, compared with almost 80 in Hull, the toughest place on the list. Aberdeen topped the survey with fewer than...
Posted On 21 Feb 2012 at 5:28 pm

Labour calls for Brighton and Hove's mobile library to be saved

Labour councillors say that they hope to save Brighton and Hove’s mobile library from the axe in the budget debate on Thursday (23 February). Funding for the vehicle is due to be cut if the Greens’ budget proposals go through as they stand. The Labour group said: “Councillors...
Posted On 21 Feb 2012 at 5:20 pm

Woman sexually assaulted on Sussex University campus

A 20-year-old woman was sexually assaulted outside student flats at Sussex University’s Falmer campus this morning. (Tuesday 21 February). She said that a man pushed her to the ground near Lewes Court and sexually assaulted her before running off. She called Sussex Police at...
Posted On 21 Feb 2012 at 3:22 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Are Wolves hunting Poyet?

By Tim Hodges from the Amex press briefing Gus Poyet was conspicuous by his absence at the Amex press conference this morning as first team coach Charlie Oatway took to the chair and looked ahead to tomorrow’s clash at fellow play-off contenders Hull City. Oatway said that...
Posted On 21 Feb 2012 at 11:01 am

Brighton children’s charity encourages monkey business

A children’s charity has challenged firms and other organisations in Brighton and Hove to monkey around in March. Rockinghorse is asking them to raise a monkey – or £500 – next month through enterprising projects. Brighton and Hove Albion chairman Tony Bloom will judge the most...
Posted On 21 Feb 2012 at 9:52 am