Pavement parking targeted in Brighton and Hove

Drivers who park on the pavement are to be targeted as part of a concerted campaign in Brighton and Hove. Four areas are to be the focus of the crackdown announced by Brighton and Hove City Council. The council said that the crackdown would start next month in places where people...
Posted On 28 May 2014 at 4:30 pm

Hove boy, 5, hit by car suffers broken leg

A five-year-old boy from Hove suffered a broken leg when he was knocked over by a car. The accident happened yesterday lunchtime (Tuesday 27 May) in Hove Street, Hove. There was no suggestion that the driver, who stopped at the scene, was to blame although the accident is still...
Posted On 28 May 2014 at 3:59 pm

Olympic cyclist Chris Hoy rides into Brighton

Olympic cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy visited Brighton today (Tuesday 27 May). Sir Chris came to Preston Park velodrome to meet fans and ride the circuit with bike enthusiasts of all ages. Britain’s most successful Olympian, with six gold medals and a silver, was also promoting...
Posted On 27 May 2014 at 5:44 pm

Public meeting to discuss proposed fire service cuts in Brighton and Hove

Firefighters say that proposed cuts to frontline staff in Brighton and Hove should set alarm bells ringing Firefighters and politicians are due to share a platform on Thursday (29 May) to discuss how proposed job cuts could affect public safety in Brighton and Hove. The public...
Posted On 27 May 2014 at 4:41 pm

Sussex Police arrest more children than most other forces

Sussex Police arrested more children last year than all but seven other forces. The only others to arrest more children were the Metropolitan Police, Greater Manchester, Kent, Merseyside, Northumbria, West Midlands and West Yorkshire. Figures from the Howard League for Penal...
Posted On 27 May 2014 at 1:27 am

Thousands expected to defy weather for Martlets Hove Carnival

Thousands of people were expected to turn out for the Martlets Hove Carnival despite a dismal weather forecast. Rain – heavy at times – looked likely to keep the crowds thinner than usual but not to dampen everyone’s enthusiasm. As well as the usual funfair,...
Posted On 26 May 2014 at 2:49 pm

Labour celebrates European poll success in Brighton and Hove

The Labour Party more than doubled its vote in the European parliamentary elections in Brighton and Hove, according to the result declared last night (Sunday 25 May). The party polled 20,414 votes compared with 9,113 at the previous European elections in 2009. It overtook the...
Posted On 26 May 2014 at 3:28 am

Brighton school takes 3rd place in national football competition

By Tim Hodges Westdene Primary School were beaten semi-finalists in the Danone Cup, a national tournament which attracted more than 3,000 entries from schools across the country. The finals were held at Aston Villa’s training ground in Birmingham yesterday (Saturday 24...
Posted On 25 May 2014 at 10:12 am
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Brighton and Hove trains delayed by death on the tracks at Balcombe

Trains to Brighton and Hove were delayed this evening (Friday 23 May) after a death on the tracks at Balcombe. The British Transport Police were called to the scene at about 7.30pm. The National Rail website said: “A person has been hit by a train at Balcombe causing delays...
Posted On 23 May 2014 at 8:12 pm

Brighton man awaits sentence for having child porn

An 18-year-old man has pleaded guilty to having indecent images of children. Shaun Ferguson, of Tower Road, Brighton, was charged with four counts of having indecent images of a child on Monday 4 November last year. He was due to stand trial at Hove Crown Court on Wednesday (21...
Posted On 23 May 2014 at 2:22 pm