Broken down train delays commuters heading home to Brighton and Hove

A broken down train is delaying commuters as they head home to Brighton, Hove and Portslade this evening (Friday 20 June). The train packed up at Lancing, affecting passengers on West Coastway services. The train company Southern said: “Train services are currently unable to run...
Posted On 20 Jun 2014 at 6:45 pm

Former Whitehawk footballer jailed for match-fixing

Former Whitehawk footballer Michael Boateng has been jailed today (Friday 20 June) for 16 months for his part in a match-fixing conspiracy. In the same case two Singaporean men, Krishna Ganeshan and Chann Sankaran, were both sent to prison for five years by Judge Melbourne Inman...
Posted On 20 Jun 2014 at 6:08 pm

Brighton college sheds more than 50 jobs but with no compulsory redundancies

More than 50 staff at City College Brighton and Hove are to take voluntary redundancy. The job losses – the equivalent of 51 full-time staff – come as the college tries to save £1.5 million from its budget. The savings will be achieved without the need to make compulsory...
Posted On 20 Jun 2014 at 9:33 am

Brighton councillor urges cross-party action on travellers

By Christina Summers Something is frighteningly wrong when residents and small business owners tell me that their property is constantly under attack by Travellers and that they fear for their personal safety, but that the police are failing to offer any kind of protection,...
Posted On 20 Jun 2014 at 6:10 am

Stanmer horse rescue boss left in fear of his life

The man running a horse rescue centre in Stanmer Park said that he fears for his life after a series of attacks on his animals and property. Danny Cross, 37, from Brighton, who has run the Stanmer Horses rescue centre for just over a year, said that Sussex Police had not tried to...
Posted On 20 Jun 2014 at 5:43 am

Brighton man admits killing homeless woman in seafront toilets

A 52-year-old man from Brighton has admitted killing a homeless woman whose body was found in public toilets on the seafront last November. Timothy Smythe, who previously lived in Glenwood Lodge in Grand Parade, Brighton, and Percival Terrace in Kemp Town, pleaded guilty to...
Posted On 20 Jun 2014 at 5:15 am