Armed robber with sword holds up Brighton bookmakers

An armed robber with what looked like a sword held up a Brighton bookmakers last night (Sunday 24 November). The man kicked in the door of the Corals branch in London Road, Brighton, at about 9.30pm and told staff to open the safe. Sussex Police said: “The male member of staff...
Posted On 25 Nov 2013 at 9:35 pm

Brighton and Hove interfaith group shares Noah’s pudding

An interfaith group organised an outreach event at Hove Town Hall this evening (Monday 25 November) to feed body and soul. The Dialogue Society invited people from all faiths and none in Brighton and Hove to share a Noah’s pudding. Some of Brighton and Hove’s Turkish Muslims used...
Posted On 25 Nov 2013 at 8:32 pm

Brighton and Hove social care chief offers reassurance on residential care

Vulnerable adults who need residential care in Brighton and Hove will not be turned away, according to the council’s head of social care. Denise D’Souza, executive director of adult services, spoke after councillors and health officials were briefed about a forecast overspend....
Posted On 25 Nov 2013 at 8:18 pm

Labour candidate calls for free bus travel on Small Business Saturday

A Labour candidate has urged bus company bosses in Brighton and Hove to offer free travel on Small Business Saturday. Nancy Platts, the Labour parliamentary candidate in Brighton Kemptown, made the call after councillors voted to offer free parking in five car parks on the day....
Posted On 25 Nov 2013 at 4:27 pm

Lighting of Brighton and Hove Christmas tree

By Jenni Davidson The lights on Brighton and Hove’s Christmas tree are to be turned on by the mayor this afternoon (Monday 25 November). The Christmas tree stands beside the floral clock in Palmeira Square, Hove. Festivities will start at 3.30pm with the children of Davigdor...
Posted On 25 Nov 2013 at 1:50 pm
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Brighton chief nurse says use Mid Staffs report to raise standards further

The chief nurse at Brighton and Hove’s main hospital trust has urged colleagues to use the fallout from the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal as a way to raise standards of care. She wrote to her nursing staff at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH) after...
Posted On 25 Nov 2013 at 1:03 pm

Brighton community hall needs public support to win lottery funding

By Jenni Davidson The public is being asked for support to win money lottery to repair the roof of Exeter Street Hall in Brighton. The hall is in the running to receive £50,000 from the People’s Millions. To get the money Exeter Street Hall must win the telephone vote that is...
Posted On 25 Nov 2013 at 11:17 am
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Fifty drivers stopped in Hove for breaking 20mph limit

About 50 drivers have been stopped in Hove after breaking the 20mph speed limit although none were fined. The drivers were stopped by Sussex Police and told that the 20mph limit was legally enforceable contrary to some people’s belief. They were stopped by the Hove Central...
Posted On 25 Nov 2013 at 8:24 am