Brighton councillor apologises for 'rape' tweet

A Brighton councillor and cabinet member has resisted calls for his resignation and apologised for making what was intended as a light-hearted remark about rape. Green councillor Ben Duncan said that he would not be stepping down as the council’s cabinet member for community...
Posted On 30 Apr 2012 at 8:55 pm

Electrical sub-station blamed for loss of phone signal near Brighton hospital

A resident in the Bristol Gate area of Brighton is blaming a new electrical sub-station for creating a mobile phone signal blackspot. Steve Gallagher, from the estates department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, said that a new sub-station had been built as the hospital...
Posted On 30 Apr 2012 at 7:24 pm

Brighton footballers charged over sex attack

Three Brighton and Hove Albion footballers and a former team-mate have been charged with sexually assaulting a woman and voyeurism. Lewis Dunk, Anton Rodgers and George Barker are accused of the offences with along with Steve Cook, who has since joined Bournemouth. The four are...
Posted On 30 Apr 2012 at 2:31 pm

Man stabbed to death in his Brighton flat

A 40-year-old man was stabbed to death in his Brighton flat last night (Sunday 29 April). Paramedics worked to save his life after a 999 call was made at 7.40pm but he was pronounced dead at the Norfolk Square flat shortly after 9pm. Sussex Police said that a 21-year-old local...
Posted On 30 Apr 2012 at 1:15 pm

Tributes paid to departing Brighton hospital chief

Tributes were paid to the outgoing chief executive of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton today (Monday 30 April). Julian Lee, chairman of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the Royal Sussex, said: “I would just like to say a huge thank you to...
Posted On 30 Apr 2012 at 11:01 am

Rizzle Kicks back Brighton charity's hospital help

Brighton pop duo Rizzle Kicks helped the Rockinghorse children’s charity celebrate a makeover of three rooms for teenage patients at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital. The hip-hop pair – Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Sule – met and mixed with youngsters on the wards...
Posted On 29 Apr 2012 at 7:57 pm

Brighton and Hove obeys hosepipe ban as experts warn of floods

There were no reports of the hosepipe ban being breached in Brighton and Hove today (Sunday 29 April). Drought conditions seemed difficult to believe as the Environment Agency issued flood warnings for inland branches of the River Adur and rain teemed down across the area. While...
Posted On 29 Apr 2012 at 1:11 pm

Two held after armed robbery at Brighton massage parlour

Two armed robbers held up a Brighton massage parlour in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 29 April). The men, armed with a handgun and a knife, threatened the women working there and stole several hundred pounds from the staff and from the safe. Sussex Police sent firearms...
Posted On 29 Apr 2012 at 12:48 pm

Rain saves Sussex from hot Trott

LV County Championship, Hove Sussex 80-5 drew with Warwickshire 545 The rain may have saved Sussex from a home defeat to Warwickshire at Hove after last season’s runners up in the LV County Championship recorded a first innings total of 545. The draw gave Sussex five points and...
Posted On 29 Apr 2012 at 12:32 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Season to be cheerful!

By Tim Hodges Barnsley 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 The Albion were held to an almost predictable goalless draw with Barnsley at Oakwell. Gus Poyet gave another chance for goalkeeper David Gonzalez to impress and the Colombian kept a clean sheet. The match also saw th...
Posted On 29 Apr 2012 at 7:28 am