Health Minister visits Brighton hospital where he worked as a doctor

Health Minister Dan Poulter visited the Brighton hospital where he used to work today (Thursday 11 September). Dr Poulter returned to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where, five years ago, he was a registrar. He specialised in obstetrics, gynaecology and women’s...
Posted On 11 Sep 2014 at 6:54 pm

Missing Ford prisoner has Brighton links

A prisoner who has gone missing from Ford open prison has links to Brighton, Sussex Police said today (Thursday 11 September). Darren Burdfield left the prison on Friday (5 September) after being released on leave for the weekend. He was recalled to prison after a domestic...
Posted On 11 Sep 2014 at 6:54 pm

Primal Scream founder dies at his home in Hove

A guitarist who helped Primal Scream achieve stardom in the 1990s has died at his home in Hove. Robert “Throb” Young, founded the band with school friend and singer Bobby Gillespie in Glasgow in 1984. They hit the heights with psych-pop album Screamadelica in 1991,...
Posted On 11 Sep 2014 at 2:29 pm

Crofts agrees contract extension with Brighton and Hove Albion

Midfielder Andrew Crofts has signed a one-year contract extension with Brighton and Hove Albion, until June 2016. Crofts, in his second spell with the Seagulls, has made just shy of 100 appearances for Albion. He fought his way back into the team during pre-season, having missed...
Posted On 11 Sep 2014 at 11:29 am

Brighton thief jailed after high speed scooter chase

A man has been jailed for four months after stealing a motorcycle in Hove. Jack Coomber, 21, unemployed, of Zion Gardens, Brighton, has been sent to prison for 16 weeks and disqualified from driving. He was charged with aggravated vehicle taking, riding with no insurance and no...
Posted On 11 Sep 2014 at 10:57 am

Two separate train deaths delay passengers to and from Brighton and Hove

Two people have died on the tracks this morning (Thursday 11 September) affecting passengers travelling to and from Brighton and Hove. A person has been hit by a train at Horley causing delays of up to 60 minutes to trains between Brighton and Hove and London. The other death...
Posted On 11 Sep 2014 at 10:56 am

Firefighters tackle tumble dryer blaze in Brighton

Fire crews put out a fire when a tumble dryer caught alight in Brighton yesterday evening (Wednesday 10 September). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that the call-out came at just after 6.50pm. The fire service said: “Crews from Preston Circus and Hove attended an...
Posted On 11 Sep 2014 at 10:55 am

Funds ‘diverted’ from London Road to fill seafront hole

More than £700,000 has been “diverted” from Brighton’s London Road to fix the hole in the seafront road. The London Road local action team (LAT) was told last year it would have about £750,000 for transport projects to improve the area, and carried out a...
Posted On 11 Sep 2014 at 8:54 am

No Brighton chippies in national top 20

Brighton chippies have missed out on a spot in a national list of the UK’s top 20 fish and chip shops. The shortlist for the National Fish and Chip Awards’  independent takeaway fish and chip shop of the year was announced this week – and not one city chippy...
Posted On 11 Sep 2014 at 8:32 am

Cyclists enjoy city’s first Bikehangar

Brighton’s first Bikehangar – an on-street lock up for bicycles – has been officially handed over to residents. The University of Brighton-led project is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Brighton and Hove City Council’s local...
Posted On 11 Sep 2014 at 7:23 am
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