Brighton golfers asked to donate unwanted clubs to help youngsters start playing

Two Brighton golf clubs have urged members to back a free hire scheme for youngsters to make it easier for them to start playing the game. Hollingbury Park and Waterhall want golfers to donate their unwanted clubs to help youngsters who can’t afford to buy their own equipment....
Posted On 31 Dec 2012 at 9:15 am

Armed robber ties up Hove travel agency staff and flees with cash

An armed robber threatened staff at a Hove travel agency, tied them up and fled with a substantial sum of cash. Sussex Police said that he waved what was thought to be a handgun at staff during the robbery on just before 5pm on Friday (28 December). He assaulted one women member...
Posted On 30 Dec 2012 at 10:19 am

Brighton & Hove Albion: It went straight down the middle

By Tim Hodges from the Amex Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Watford 3 A strong performance by Gianfranco Zola’s Watford left the Albion on an end of year low in front of the Sky cameras and a record crowd at the Amex early this evening (Saturday 29 December) In two devastating...
Posted On 29 Dec 2012 at 11:49 pm

Brighton man found dead on beach near Saltdean Lido

The body of a man from Brighton was found on the beach by a dog walker this morning (Saturday 29 December). The man, who was believed to be in his forties and who has yet to be formally identified, was found near Saltdean Lido at about 8.30am. Sussex Police said that his death...
Posted On 29 Dec 2012 at 3:51 pm

Brighton broadcaster Simon Fanshawe honoured for university work

The writer and broadcaster Simon Fanshawe has been made an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List. Mr Fanshawe, 56, from Kemp Town, was recognised for “services to higher education”. He is the chairman of the council – or governing body – of Sussex University, having studied law at...
Posted On 29 Dec 2012 at 8:04 am

Thief steals handbag from woman hurt in Brighton crash

A thief stole the handbag of woman who was lying injured in the street after a crash on Brighton seafront. Sussex Police appealed for witnesses after the theft at the junction of King’s Road and West Street in Brighton. The thief struck just before 3am last Saturday (22 December)...
Posted On 28 Dec 2012 at 10:46 am

Two Brighton men attacked during burglary

Burglars attacked two men during a burglary in Brighton early this morning (Monday 24 December). The victims, aged 65 and 39, were asleep in the house in Manor Way when the two burglars broke in. Both victims suffered serious although not life-threatening injuries and were...
Posted On 24 Dec 2012 at 3:40 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Gully's Amex party proves a festive hit

By Tim Hodges Just over a thousand members of Gully’s gang enjoyed a superb Christmas party at the Amex today (Sunday 23 December). From comedy linesmen to jugglers and Xbox-type games to Santa’s Grotto, the Albion pulled out all the stops. Kids could learn circus...
Posted On 23 Dec 2012 at 9:57 pm

Brighton man jailed for murder despite no trace of victim

A Brighton man has been jailed for life for murder even though the victim’s body has never been found. Danny Alexander, 62, a homeless mechanic, was convicted of murdering Gary Hampson at the garage where he worked for him in Little Western Street, on the border of Brighton and...
Posted On 22 Dec 2012 at 7:11 am

Brighton secondary school encouraged by Ofsted report

A Brighton secondary school has received a rating of good from Ofsted inspectors in three out of four key categories. The Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) was rated good for the quality of its teaching, the behaviour and safety of pupils and for leadership and...
Posted On 22 Dec 2012 at 6:31 am