Brighton & Hove Albion: Seagulls appoint Sami Hyypia as new manager

By Tim Hodges Brighton and Hove Albion have appointed the Finnish former Liverpool centre half Sami Hyypia as new first team manager. Hyypia, who joins on a three-year contract, replaces Oscar Garcia who resigned last month. Hyypia was part of the Liverpool team that won the...
Posted On 06 Jun 2014 at 7:26 pm
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Man sentenced for racist attack in Brighton

A 42-year-old man has been sentenced by a Brighton court after pleading guilty to a racist attack. Donal Patrick Connelly, of no fixed address, punched and racially abused a black security guard at the King’s Hotel in Brighton. At Brighton Magistrates’ Court, Connelly admitted an...
Posted On 06 Jun 2014 at 7:14 pm

Brighton councillor criticised for resigning before fire service cuts decision

By Tim Ridgway Latest TV A Brighton councillor has been criticised after he stepped down from a fire authority in a protest over planned cuts just hours before a key meeting. Sven Rufus, a Green councillor on Brighton and Hove City Council, said that it was with a “heavy heart”...
Posted On 06 Jun 2014 at 5:33 pm

Crash blocks A27 Brighton bypass at Patcham

A car, a van and a motorbike have crashed on the A27 Brighton bypass at Patcham bringing traffic to a halt. The accident happened at about 4pm, with tailbacks quickly building up past the Hangleton turn-off. One early report said that the eastbound side of the road was blocked...
Posted On 06 Jun 2014 at 4:17 pm

Woman, 70, knocked over by van in Hove

A 70-year-old woman was knocked over by a van in Hove on Wednesday afternoon (4 June). The accident happened in Portland Road, Hove, near the top of Leicester Villas, close to Portslade Station. Sussex Police said: “Police are seeking witnesses to a Hove collision in which a...
Posted On 06 Jun 2014 at 3:36 pm

Brighton and Hove firefighters to strike next week

Firefighters in Brighton and Hove are expected to take part in a 24-hour strike next week. The strike on Thursday (12 June) is part of a national dispute between the government and the Fire Brigades Union over pensions. Just over a week later, on Saturday 21 June, a further...
Posted On 06 Jun 2014 at 12:35 pm

Next chief constable of Sussex chosen

The next chief constable of Sussex will be Giles York subject to a confirmation hearing in three weeks’ time. Mr York, 47, was deputy chief constable to Martin Richards before Mr Richards retired from the top job earlier this year. The announcement of the temporary chief...
Posted On 06 Jun 2014 at 12:20 pm