Brighton TA soldier Harry Killick jailed for stealing rifle and ammo

A Territorial Army soldier from Brighton has been jailed for stealing a rifle and ammunition from his barracks. Corporal Harry Killick, 37, of Ambleside Avenue, Peacehaven, admitted the offences but blamed post-traumatic stress disorder. Killick was arrested by firearms officers...
Posted On 04 Sep 2013 at 10:35 pm

Proposed sale of Hove council HQ criticised by Conservatives

The proposed sale of the council’s seafront headquarters in Hove has been criticised by the Conservatives. Brighton and Hove City Council wants to sell King’s House for £9 million and move staff to a refurbished Hove Town Hall. The Conservative spokesman on children and young...
Posted On 04 Sep 2013 at 10:11 pm

Council to sell Hove HQ for housing and rent out part of town hall

The council wants to sell its seafront headquarters, King’s House, for housing and move more staff into a refurbished Hove Town Hall. It also plans to let about a quarter of the town hall for commercial use and build a roof-top extension, adding a floor to the northern part of...
Posted On 04 Sep 2013 at 4:19 pm

Two men charged over Brighton ramraid

Two men have been charged with ramraiding a clothes shop in Brighton in the early hours of Tuesday morning (3 September). Ryan McLean, 30, of Monarch’s View in Portslade, has been charged with burglary, having cannabis and causing criminal damage to a police vehicle. Dean Taylor,...
Posted On 04 Sep 2013 at 3:31 pm

Brighton MP speaks out about ‘gagging’ bill

The Green MP for Brighton Pavilion spoke out about the coalition government’s attempts to clean up lobbying in a House of Commons debate yesterday (Tuesday 3 September). And on her website Caroline Lucas described the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade...
Posted On 04 Sep 2013 at 9:18 am

Busy Brighton road to close for resurfacing

A busy Brighton road is due to be closed to daytime traffic for a week to allow contractors to resurface it. Coldean Lane will be shut from 9.30am each day until 4.30pm from Monday (9 September) until Friday (13 September). The road is used by the 5B, 24 and 46 buses, which serve...
Posted On 03 Sep 2013 at 9:20 pm

Woman fights off attacker in Brighton street

A 19-year-old woman fought off a man who attacked her from behind in a Brighton street in the early hours of the morning. Sussex Police said that the incident was being treated as an attempted rape. The force said: “Police are asking for help tracing a man after a woman was...
Posted On 03 Sep 2013 at 8:58 pm

New secondary school opens in Portslade tomorrow

A new secondary school is due to open in Portslade tomorrow (Wednesday 4 September). The King’s School is a Christian secondary school which had hoped to be based in Hove. It is being opened under the government’s free schools programme and will occupy temporary premises in High...
Posted On 03 Sep 2013 at 7:41 pm

Two men held after ramraid in Brighton

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft after a shop in Brighton was ramraided in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 3 September). Sussex Police said that officers were called to Ship Street at 12.55am to a report that a clothes shop had been rammed...
Posted On 03 Sep 2013 at 7:03 pm

Brighton A&E bosses say waiting times are better

Waiting times for Brighton and Hove’s accident and emergency (A&E) patients are much better and will improve further, according to hospital bosses. A report by Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust spells out changes that have been made to tackle problems in...
Posted On 03 Sep 2013 at 5:25 pm
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