Hundreds of Sussex officers protest in London the day before awards ceremony

Seven hundred off-duty police officers and staff from Brighton, Hove and Sussex went to London to take part in a protest rally today (Thursday 10 May). They were among an estimated 30,000 members from around the country protesting about cuts to officer numbers. And their protest...
Posted On 10 May 2012 at 7:12 pm

Steve Coogan to go on trial for speeding in Hove

The comedian Steve Coogan is to be tried for speeding by Brighton magistrates. Coogan, 46, who lives in Greenways, Ovingdean, is also accused of failing to tell Sussex Police who was driving his Range Rover when a speed camera filmed it. The speeding offence was said to have...
Posted On 10 May 2012 at 5:55 pm

Thirty Brighton and Hove jobs at risk as Clintons goes into administration

Thirty staff working for Clinton Cards have been given notice that their jobs are at risk after the shop chain went into administration last night (Wednesday 9 May). The administrator, Zolfo Cooper, which handled the demise of Sussex Stationers last year, said that it hoped to...
Posted On 10 May 2012 at 3:17 pm

Brighton robber wanted for recall to prison

A serial robber from Brighton is being hunted by Sussex Police for recall to prison. The force said that Ben Wood, 27, had been released from prison on licence but had broken the conditions of his licence. Wood was sentenced to two years in prison in 2010 for a series of...
Posted On 10 May 2012 at 2:40 pm

Brighton MP welcomes move to curb supermarkets

Brighton Kemptown Conservative MP Simon Kirby has welcomed moves to give farmers better protection in their dealings with the big supermarkets. He was a member of a committee of MPs that called for an independent adjudicator to protect suppliers to supermarkets from being...
Posted On 10 May 2012 at 2:04 pm

Brighton and Hove union members strike over pensions

Public sector workers in Brighton and Hove went on strike today over changes to their pensions. Some joined a mass protest in London. They were protesting at having to pay higher pension contributions, work longer before being able to retire and being in line to receive lower...
Posted On 10 May 2012 at 11:59 am