Fewer students dropping out at Sussex University

The percentage of first year Sussex University students dropping out has fallen over the past decade, according to figures published today (Thursday 21 March). The figures are published annually by the Higher Education Statistics Agency. They show that 3.3 per cent of students –...
Posted On 21 Mar 2013 at 9:40 am

Woman punched in face during robbery in Brighton

A woman suffered minor facial injuries when she was robbed of her handbag in Brighton. The 19-year-old victim was walking along Sudeley Place, near the Saint George’s Inn, in Kemp Town, at about 4pm on Saturday (16 March) when two men approached her. One of them punched her in...
Posted On 20 Mar 2013 at 5:51 pm

Three jailed for Hove robbery

Three men have been jailed for a total of 29 years after a violent robbery in Hove. The thugs forced their way into a house in Hangleton Road, punched a woman in the face and threatened her and her partner with knives. They stole a laptop, an iPad and some cash. Lamin Ngobeh, 21,...
Posted On 20 Mar 2013 at 5:04 pm

Councillor highlights out-of-control pets in Hangleton

Animal welfare officers have received complaints about dog fouling and pets being out of control in Hangleton, a councillor said. Councillor Pete West, chairman of Brighton and Hove City Council’s Environment and Sustainability Committee, flagged up the problem as the council...
Posted On 20 Mar 2013 at 2:03 pm

Brighton businessman fights ban from being a director

A Brighton businessman is fighting an official attempt to bar him from holding any directorships. Robert Feld, 60, of The Green in Rottingdean, is contesting the proposed ban in the High Court. The case is being brought under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 by the...
Posted On 20 Mar 2013 at 3:13 am

Work starts on new library and medical centre in Woodingdean

Work has started on the new Woodingdean library and medical centre in Warren Road. The new premises are being built on the site of the old library which will close on Saturday 30 March. The first phase of construction involves providing a temporary car park and library hut which...
Posted On 19 Mar 2013 at 9:37 pm

Man survives being stabbed in the head in Brighton

A Brighton man has been accused of stabbing someone he knew in the head. The victim, also from Brighton, survived the attack which happened early last Wednesday (13 March) near Preston Park. Officers from Sussex Police were called to Sainsbury’s in Preston Road, Brighton, shortly...
Posted On 19 Mar 2013 at 7:08 pm

Brighton pregnancy charity shows off new premises

By Jenni Davidson A Brighton pregnancy charity welcomed health professionals and supporters to its new premises for an open day on Friday 8 March. Alternatives Pregnancy Choices & Loss Support has been working since 1990 to support people facing an unplanned pregnancy and...
Posted On 19 Mar 2013 at 4:47 pm

Brighton elm tree saved until April

By Jenni Davidson A much-loved elm tree at the Seven Dials has been given a further reprieve until Tuesday 2 April. Senior council officers confirmed on Friday (15 March) that no work would be done to the tree or the railings around it before then. The tree in Vernon Terrace was...
Posted On 19 Mar 2013 at 3:41 pm

Brighton police donate money to Hove homeless hostel

A Brighton police officer has handed over a £300 donation to St Patrick’s Homeless Hostel in Cambridge Road, Hove. The donation was accepted by Tom Bradshaw from the hostel and will go towards funding Freeview boxes and television for the residents. The donation comes from the...
Posted On 19 Mar 2013 at 3:14 pm