Hove factory shows the makings of a recovery

Less than three weeks from now 27 Remploy factories employing disabled people will start closing around the country with the loss of 1,400 jobs. Last Thursday (26 July) many of those staff took part in a second strike. They are unhappy about the loss of their jobs and the terms...
Posted On 31 Jul 2012 at 10:30 am

Brighton man suffers burns in fire above pub

A man from Brighton suffered burns in a fire in his flat this morning (Tuesday 31 July). He was treated for minor burns at the Royal Sussex County Hospital after the fire above the Chequers pub in Preston Street, Brighton. Four fire engines and the aerial ladder platform were...
Posted On 31 Jul 2012 at 10:20 am

Man robbed in centre of Brighton

A 63-year-old man was robbed in the centre of Brighton at the weekend. The victim was pulled around by the shoulder by one of three men in the Royal Pavilion Gardens, threatened with what appeared to be a knife and robbed. The Brighton man was by the flower beds near the gate at...
Posted On 30 Jul 2012 at 10:53 pm

Brighton park given makeover by Prince's Trust team

Youngsters on a Prince’s Trust programme have helped transform the rose garden in Preston Park. The young people were taking part in the trust’s Team programme through City College Brighton and Hove. They weeded and tidied up the rose garden as part of a project organised by the...
Posted On 30 Jul 2012 at 10:08 pm

Camper van engulfed by fire on edge of Brighton

Investigators are trying to establish how a camper van became engulfed by a fire in the early hours of this morning (Monday 30 July). Firefighters from Preston Circus fire station in Brighton were called to put out the flames at Waterhall, close to the Brighton bypass, just...
Posted On 30 Jul 2012 at 5:31 pm

Brighton teenager treated in hospital after attack in Hove Park

A 19-year-old was attacked with a broken bottle in Hove Park yesterday evening (Sunday 29 July). The Brighton teenager was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital for treatment to a cut to his left arm. A 16-year-old girl from Brighton was also attacked during the same incident...
Posted On 30 Jul 2012 at 3:42 pm

Greens may expel Christian councillor for voting against gay marriage

A Green councillor faces being thrown out of her party because she said that her Christian beliefs prevented her from voting in favour of gay marriage. Councillor Christina Summers was the only member of Brighton and Hove City Council to vote against a motion in favour of...
Posted On 28 Jul 2012 at 2:32 pm

Brighton priest sent for trial on child sex charges

A priest who worked in Brighton and Hove has been sent for trial on charges of sexually abusing two boys more than 20 years ago. Father Wilkie Denford, 77, of Broad Reach Mews, Shoreham, is due to stand trial at Lewes Crown Court on Monday 10 December. He appeared at Mid Sussex...
Posted On 27 Jul 2012 at 7:48 pm

Brighton and Hove churches ring bells to celebrate Olympics

Churches in Brighton and Hove heralded the start of the Olympic and Paralympic Games with a peal of bells this morning. The bells rang out at All Saints, in The Drive, Hove, St Andrew’s Church in Waterloo Street, Hove, and the Church of the Good Shepherd in Dyke Road, Brighton....
Posted On 27 Jul 2012 at 7:38 pm

Main candidates to be first police commissioner all have Brighton links

The three main candidates to be the first Police and Crime Commissioner of Sussex all have Brighton links. And they’re not all the usual suspects either. Ian Chisnall, 51, the independent, lives in Brighton but works across the county. Katy Bourne, 47, the recently chosen...
Posted On 27 Jul 2012 at 2:57 pm