Portslade passenger hunted after abusing train guard

A train guard was abused and threatened while checking tickets by a passenger who boarded at Portslade Station. The incident took place at 1pm on a Brighton to West Worthing train on Wednesday 17 July while it was between Portslade and Shoreham. The British Transport Police...
Posted On 23 Aug 2013 at 8:41 pm

Hove MP raises parking concerns after High Court ruling

The Conservative MP for Hove Mike Weatherley has raised concerns about parking charges after a recent High Court ruling on the subject. Mr Weatherley has written to Penny Thompson, the chief executive of Brighton and Hove City Council. He said: “Quite understandably residents are...
Posted On 23 Aug 2013 at 4:02 pm

Brighton and Hove council shifts towards greater transparency

Brighton and Hove City Council has changed its approach to freedom of information. A report in the Brighton and Hove Independent newspaper, published today (Friday 23 August), said that as a result the council would be releasing “a flood of information”. Detailed results of more...
Posted On 23 Aug 2013 at 10:55 am

Brighton hospital trust celebrates waiting time success

The main hospital trust for Brighton and Hove has hit its 18-week target for treating patients across all 16 of its specialties for the first time. Matthew Kershaw, chief executive of the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “This first for us is of enormous...
Posted On 23 Aug 2013 at 10:46 am

Fruit flies help Brighton scientists get to the heart of human genetics

A study by scientists at Sussex University suggests that fruit flies could give us a better understanding of the way that the human heart works. The study was published yesterday (Thursday 22 August) in the journal Science Express. It describes how researchers studying fruit...
Posted On 23 Aug 2013 at 10:18 am

Ten Brighton and Hove burglars jailed

Ten burglars from Brighton and Hove have been jailed during a recent crackdown, Sussex Police said. The crackdown, known as Operation Magpie, is countywide. Among them was Daniel Sallis, 27, from Brighton, who was jailed for three and a half years after he was caught with...
Posted On 23 Aug 2013 at 9:15 am
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