Brighton man jailed for raping 13-year-old girl

A Moulsecoomb man has been jailed for eight years for raping a 13-year-old girl and sexually assaulting her. Graham Wheatley, 40, of Birdham Road, Brighton, admitted raping the girl in Thetford, Norfolk, in 2003. He also pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting her in Portslade when...
Posted On 05 Apr 2013 at 9:03 pm

Woman hurt in bus crash in Brighton

A woman was hit by a bus in North Street in Brighton just before 3pm this afternoon (Friday 5 April). She was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Kemp Town but was not believed to be suffering from life-threatening injuries. The road was closed while the emergency...
Posted On 05 Apr 2013 at 8:33 pm

Hove burglary victim offers £500 reward for return of diamond ring

A valuable diamond ring was stolen from a flat in Hove during a burglary. The victim has offered a £500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the theft. Sussex Police said that the flat in Wilbury Road, Hove, was...
Posted On 05 Apr 2013 at 7:03 pm

Former Brighton vicar convicted of child sex abuse

A vicar who served in Brighton and Hove has been found guilty of child sex abuse. Father Keith Wilkie Denford, 78, was convicted by a jury at Hove Crown Court of abusing two boys while he was the vicar of St John the Evangelist Church in Burgess Hill. Denford, of Broad Reach...
Posted On 05 Apr 2013 at 4:55 pm

New Brighton and Hove health watchdog starts work

A new health watchdog has been set up in Brighton and Hove as part of the government’s NHS reforms. Healthwatch Brighton and Hove takes over from the Brighton and Hove Local Involvement Network (LINk) which was set five years ago. The role of Healthwatch Brighton and Hove is to...
Posted On 05 Apr 2013 at 9:00 am

Brighton construction job scheme starts at the Amex Stadium

Up to 20 new jobs in the building trade will be on offer to people from Brighton and Hove next week. They will be offered to some of the 50 students and jobseekers taking part in the “Want to Work in Construction” initiative which is running at the Amex Stadium in Falmer. The...
Posted On 05 Apr 2013 at 8:17 am