Brighton needs more new homes, says think-tank

More new homes should be built in Brighton, according to a think-tank. The Centre for Cities published its latest report Cities Outlook 2013 today (Monday 21 January) in which it said: “Policy should focus on attempting to stimulate a greater amount of house building in those...
Posted On 21 Jan 2013 at 11:49 pm

Henry alert after spate of vacuum cleaner thefts across Brighton and Hove

A thief is stealing Henry vacuum cleaners from pubs and shops in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area. Police have warned businesses to beware of the man who says that he works near by and wants to borrow their Henry. Sussex Police said that he tried it on at the George...
Posted On 21 Jan 2013 at 6:07 pm

Driver suffers broken jaw in Brighton road rage attack

A driver from Brighton has been arrested after a road rage attack left another driver with a broken jaw. Police asked witnesses to come forward after the attack on the A259 seafront road at about 6.30pm last Thursday (17 January). Sussex Police said that it took place between...
Posted On 21 Jan 2013 at 5:42 pm

Brighton charity burgled for a second time

A Brighton charity has been burgled over the Christmas break for a second year running. Thieves broke into the offices of Threshold, the vulnerable women’s support centre, in Brighton, on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. They made off with a new camera and the safe containin...
Posted On 21 Jan 2013 at 2:56 pm

Conmen trick Hove woman into handing over blank cheque

Two conmen tricked an elderly Hove woman into giving them a blank signed cheque. The pair approached the 88-year-old woman in the Palmeira Avenue area at about 1pm on Saturday (19 January). They said that they were spreading grit for a charity and offered to grit her steps fo...
Posted On 21 Jan 2013 at 1:54 pm

Snow keeps some Brighton and Hove schools closed

Most schools opened but the snow and ice has led to some closures today (Monday 21 January). Brighton and Hove City Council said that the schools and other education centres that were closed today were Acorn Nursery in The Rise, Mile Oak Road The Alternative Centre for Education...
Posted On 21 Jan 2013 at 9:04 am

Brighton and Hove commuters face delays and cancellations in the cold

Commuters from Brighton, Hove and Portslade faced cancelled and delayed trains this morning (Monday 21 January). The main train operator Southern said: “Services across our network are being disrupted due to the late finish of improvement works which has delayed our lines being...
Posted On 21 Jan 2013 at 8:56 am

Albion footballers sex assault trial due to start today

Three Brighton and Hove Albion footballers and a former colleague were due to go on trial at the Old Bailey today accused of sexually assaulting a woman. The four all deny the charges. Lewis Dunk, 21, Anton Rodgers, 19, and George Barker, 21, also deny voyeurism along with...
Posted On 21 Jan 2013 at 8:02 am