Man held over harassment of Brighton woman on Facebook

A man has been arrested on suspicion of harassing a Brighton woman on Facebook. The 32-year-old man from Bournville in Birmingham was arrested yesterday (Tuesday 21 August) by detectives from Brighton and Hove CID and officers from West Midlands Police. He is accused of misusing...
Posted On 22 Aug 2012 at 4:51 pm

Thug bottled man in thwarted robbery on Hove seafront

A thug bottled a man on Hove seafront after the victim refused to hand over money during an attempted robbery. The 52-year old victim, from Camberwell in South London, was sitting on a bench by one of the greens at the Hove and Kingsway Bowling Club on Hove seafront. A man came...
Posted On 22 Aug 2012 at 4:27 pm

Brighton hit and run suspect remanded by court

A man who was arrested on suspicion of a hit and run on Brighton seafront has been remanded by a court. Christopher Chan, 31, who is unemployed and has no fixed address, appeared before Eastbourne magistrates charged with other driving offences and a burglary. Chan admitted...
Posted On 22 Aug 2012 at 4:10 pm

Union accuses university of keeping Brighton staff in the dark over outsourcing

The University and College Union (UCU) has accused bosses at Sussex University of keeping staff in the dark about “privatisation plans”. The university said that it had shared information about its plans with the staff who would be affected. It said: “The university is refusing...
Posted On 22 Aug 2012 at 3:43 pm

Hove firefighters rescue kitten from tree

Firefighters from Hove rescued a kitten from a tree in a churchyard after it had been stuck for more than a day up there. The East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service crew were first called out shortly before 8pm on Saturday (18 August). The animal had been spotted high up in the tree...
Posted On 22 Aug 2012 at 2:38 pm

Hangleton death crash driver jailed

A drink driver was jailed for six years today after killing another driver on the A27 Brighton bypass in Hangleton. Joseph Lavelle, 36, a painter, of Lyndhurst Road, Worthing, was jailed for causing the death of Alf Filer, a 58-year-old father from Worthing, by careless driving...
Posted On 22 Aug 2012 at 1:35 pm