Queen honours Hove greengrocer who became mayor

A greengrocer from Hove who became the town’s mayor has been recognised by the Queen in the New Year’s Honours List. Barry Sanders, 95, of Edward Avenue, Hove, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to the community in Hove and Portslade. Mr Sanders, who ran...
Posted On 31 Dec 2013 at 1:39 am

Met Office issues severe weather warning for new year

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for New Year’s Day with another storm sweeping in from the Atlantic. Gusts of up to 60mph and more than inch of rain have been forecast for Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area. The warning issued today (Monday 30 December)...
Posted On 30 Dec 2013 at 11:45 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: In it goes from Calderon – Seagulls rock Blackpool

Blackpool 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 The Albion got back to winning ways with a victory at Bloomfield Road to keep them outside the Championship play-off places on goal difference only. Leo Ulloa was again Albion’s main man, hitting the outside of the post with a...
Posted On 29 Dec 2013 at 7:59 pm
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Brighton hospital boss pays tribute to unsung heroes

The chief executive of Brighton and Hove’s main hospital trust has paid tribute to the unsung heroes among his staff in his Christmas message. Matthew Kershaw, who runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital, said that he wanted to mention “a few individuals and teams whose roles are...
Posted On 29 Dec 2013 at 11:27 am

Brighton MP defends ‘gagging’ bill

The Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown has spoken out in defence of the government’s “gagging bill”. Simon Kirby also said that he would try to attend a public meeting about the bill in his constituency next month. Mr Kirby wrote an article for the Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 29 Dec 2013 at 10:57 am

Brighton restaurant closes weeks after police raid found ‘trafficked’ woman

A Brighton restaurant has shut its doors weeks after police and immigration officers raided the premises and freed a 50-year-old woman who was believed to have been ‘trafficked’. China China, in Preston Street, Brighton, was raided on Friday 18 October – International...
Posted On 28 Dec 2013 at 3:03 pm

Derelict Brighton cinema to be replaced with flats and offices

Plans have been submitted to demolish a derelict cinema in the centre of Brighton and replace it with flats and offices. Planning permission has already been given to knock down the distinctive grade II listed Astoria, in Gloucester Place, Brighton, and replace it with offices, a...
Posted On 28 Dec 2013 at 11:47 am

Dog walker attacked in Brighton street

A 41-year-old man was attacked in Brighton yesterday (Thursday 26 December) while walking his dog. Sussex Police said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 41-year-old local man who was attacked at the junction of Egremont Road and West Drive, Brighton, on...
Posted On 27 Dec 2013 at 10:53 pm

Teenage boy suffers serious eye injury in Christmas Day hit-and-run in Hove

A 16-year-old boy suffered a serious eye injury after a hit-and-run in Hove on Christmas Day. The boy was the front-seat passenger in a taxi which crashed with another car which sped off from the scene. Sussex Police urged any witnesses to the crash to come forward. The crash...
Posted On 27 Dec 2013 at 9:29 am

Brighton & Hove Albion: Ulloa brace but no happy Valley

Charlton Athletic 3 Brighton & Hove Albion 2 The Albion suffered an agonising defeat in south London as their Boxing Day blues extended another year. The Seagulls have failed to win a St Stephen’s feast fixture since 2005. Leo Ulloa, starting his first match since...
Posted On 26 Dec 2013 at 9:42 pm
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