Brighton and Hove firefighters help tackle theatre blaze

Firefighters from Brighton and Hove joined dozens of colleagues trying to fight the fire that destroyed a theatre in Lewes at the weekend. They were among about 40 firefighters sent to tackle the blaze at the Phoenix Theatre in North Street, Lewes, on Saturday evening (29 March)....
Posted On 31 Mar 2014 at 11:07 pm

Hove court jails paedophile for 18 years for raping girl

A Hove court has jailed a Peacehaven man for 18 years for raping and sexual assaulting a young girl. Stephen Keen, 53, of Collingwood Close, Peacehaven, abused the girl from 2004 until 2011. He was found guilty of three counts of rape and one count of sexual assault by a jury at...
Posted On 31 Mar 2014 at 10:45 pm

Two more Brighton and Hove motorists charged after drink drive crackdown

The last Brighton and Hove motorists who were on bail after being arrested during the annual Sussex Police drink drive crackdown have been charged. The force said that they brought the total number of people charged from the start of December, over Christmas and through to the...
Posted On 31 Mar 2014 at 10:19 pm

Brighton’s Filipino nurses win award for response to typhoon

Filipino nurses working in Brighton have won an award for their response to Typhoon Haiyan which devastated the Philippines last November. They were recognised at the Surrey and Sussex Proud to Care Awards on Friday evening (28 March), winning the Team Courage award. About 120...
Posted On 31 Mar 2014 at 1:10 pm

Brighton and Hove Greens announce leadership election results

The Green Party has re-elected Jason Kitcat as convenor – or leader – of the local party. He saw off a challenge from his former deputy Phélim Mac Cafferty. Councillor Kitcat won the vote of 12 of the 21 members of the Green group on Brighton and Hove City Council....
Posted On 31 Mar 2014 at 12:33 pm

Police issue image of Hove betting shop robbery suspect

Police have issued an efit image of a man suspected of carrying out an armed robbery at a Hove betting shop. Sussex Police said that officers had made extensive inquiries about the robbery which happened at at about 10pm on Saturday 8 February. A man went into a branch of...
Posted On 30 Mar 2014 at 5:59 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Ulloa and out

By Tim Hodges from the Amex Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Middlesbrough 2 The Albion were beaten for the second Saturday on the spin at the Amex and for the third time in a week in the league. Star striker Leo Ulloa missed a penalty. Despite dominating much of the first half, the...
Posted On 29 Mar 2014 at 9:07 pm
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Wheelchair-bound woman petitions council for help over Hove Station footbridge

A wheelchair-bound woman has petitioned Brighton and Hove City Council for help over the Hove Station footbridge. The bridge is the responsibility of Network Rail but Jennifer Keeble hopes that the council will work with Network Rail to make the station more accessible. The...
Posted On 28 Mar 2014 at 5:23 pm

Brighton and Hove Artists Open Houses brochure published

Award-winning illustrator Jonny Hannah has been announced as the cover artist for the 2014 Artists Open Houses festival brochure. For four weekends throughout May, artists and makers in Brighton and Hove will open their houses and studios up to the public – the largest event of...
Posted On 28 Mar 2014 at 4:37 pm

Free Sunday parking in Brighton and Hove moves a step closer

Plans for free Sunday parking in Brighton and Hove took a step forward yesterday (Thursday 27 March). Local Liberal Democrats persuaded more than 1,250 people to sign a petition backing the proposal. This triggered a debate about waiving charges for on-street and off-street...
Posted On 28 Mar 2014 at 3:36 pm