Government backs Brighton University plan to open specialist engineering college in Newhaven

Ministers have approved a plan by Brighton University to open a specialist engineering college in Newhaven for 600 students aged 14 to 19 years old. The plan for a university technical college (UTC) was given formal approval today (Thursday 28 March). It will focus on marine and...
Posted On 28 Mar 2013 at 12:57 am

High Sheriff honours Brighton police sergeant for his work with the homeless

A police sergeant from Brighton has been recognised for his work with the homeless. Sergeant Richard Siggs, from the Brighton Neighbourhood Policing Team, received a community award from the High Sheriff of East Sussex David Allam. Mr Allam visited John Street Police Station in...
Posted On 27 Mar 2013 at 11:47 pm

Former Brighton police sergeant bailed by court

A former Brighton police sergeant has appeared in court in London accused of selling information to a national newspaper. James Bowes, 30, a former member of the Brighton and Hove Neighbourhood Policing Team, was accused of misconduct in a public office at Westminst...
Posted On 27 Mar 2013 at 12:12 pm

Brighton and Hove picks new schools and children’s services chief

A new director of children’s services for Brighton and Hove has been chosen. Pinaki Ghoshal was chosen by Brighton and Hove City Council’s Appointment and Remuneration Panel which is a cross-party panel of councillors. Mr Ghoshal is assistant director for children and young...
Posted On 27 Mar 2013 at 12:02 pm

Man remanded over two Hove burglaries

A 35-year-old man has appeared in court charged with two burglaries in Hove. Anthony Harrison, of no fixed address, is accused of breaking into a house in Marine Avenue on Saturday 16 March 2013 and another property in Seafield Road on Wednesday 28 November. He was arrested on...
Posted On 26 Mar 2013 at 10:07 pm

Court fines noisy neighbour from Brighton and confiscates his TV and stereo

A noisy neighbour has been left without his TV and stereo after Brighton magistrates fined him for causing a disturbance. They also ordered that Steven Covill, of Cranbrook in John Street, Brighton, should forfeit all his noise-making equipment. He was prosecuted by Brighton and...
Posted On 26 Mar 2013 at 9:47 pm

Drugs police raid two homes in Brighton and Hove

Detectives raided two properties in Brighton and Hove to search for drugs yesterday evening (Monday 25 March). They searched an address in Park Crescent, Brighton, and another in York Road, Hove, with warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Sussex Police said that the raids were...
Posted On 26 Mar 2013 at 5:03 pm

Brighton shoppers choose Hove sheltered housing charity for £1k donation

A charity providing sheltered housing in Hove has been given almost £1,000 by a Brighton supermarket. The money was donated to Abbeyfield South Downs by the Community Matters scheme at Waitrose in Western Road, Brighton. Abbeyfield South Downs was one of three charities to which...
Posted On 26 Mar 2013 at 12:07 pm

Brighton and Hove doctors to be given clearer whistleblowing guidelines

Doctors and nurses in Brighton and Hove are to be given clearer information about how to blow the whistle if they are worried about matters like patient safety. The new guidelines have been produced partly as a result of the Francis inquiry into the scandal in Mid Staffordshire....
Posted On 25 Mar 2013 at 11:04 am

Bus driver attacked in busy Brighton street

A bus driver has been attacked in one of Brighton’s busiest shopping streets. The attacker punched the driver of a 49 in the stomach as he sat in his cab at about 2.30pm on Wednesday 22 March. The attack took place in Western Road, Brighton, after the Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 22 Mar 2013 at 9:55 am