Older generation questions Brighton candidates at hustings

By Jess Staufenberg Brighton’s politically engaged over-55s attended a heated hustings last night to question party candidates over policies affecting older people ahead of the next general election. The hustings was organised by the National Pensioners’ Convention and the panel...
Posted On 31 Oct 2014 at 5:47 pm

Dognapping alert in Brighton

A would-be dognapper tried to steal a pet in Brighton while separately another owner contacted police after her suspicions were aroused that a man might be a dog snatcher. The first incident happened almost a fortnight ago – on Sunday 19 October – at Black Rock in Brighton when a...
Posted On 31 Oct 2014 at 5:13 pm

Brighton Labour candidate speaks out after controversial selection

A Brighton Labour candidate has spoken out after he was chosen to stand in place of a deselected councillor. NHS manager and physiotherapist Daniel Yates, 41, was picked for Moulsecoomb and Bevendean – one of Labour’s safest seats on Brighton and Hove City Council. He will...
Posted On 31 Oct 2014 at 11:23 am

Man critical after being hit by van on Hove seafront

A man is in hospital in a critical condition after being hit by a van on Hove seafront this morning (Friday 31 October). The 34-year-old Swedish pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries when he was hit on the A259 Kingsway by the corner of Osborne Villas, close to the King...
Posted On 31 Oct 2014 at 10:33 am

Brighton MP raises concerns over closure of doctors’ surgery

The Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown Simon Kirby has raised concerns about the impending closure of a doctors’ surgery in his constituency. Mr Kirby has written to the interim director of NHS England in Surrey and Sussex, Sarah Creamer, about the future of the Eaton Place...
Posted On 31 Oct 2014 at 10:08 am

Brighton bail hostel resident wanted by police for recall to prison

A teenage Brighton bail hostel resident is being hunted by police who want to return him to prison. Thomas Fear, 19, who comes from Eastbourne, broke the conditions of his release from prison, according to Sussex Police. Fear was jailed for a robbery in Newcastle upon Tyne. He...
Posted On 30 Oct 2014 at 7:46 pm

Hove restaurant to reopen four months after giant hailstones caused £150k damage

The Giggling Squid is to reopen its restaurant in Church Road, Hove, next month four months after giant hailstones ripped through its roof in a freak storm. The hailstones caused damage over four floors of the building, including the basement which was awash with water as a...
Posted On 30 Oct 2014 at 3:09 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Spurs kick Albion out of League Cup

By Tim Hodges from White Hart Lane Tottenham Hotspur 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Albion went out of League Cup after second half goals from Erik Lamela and Harry Kane in the 4th round tie. The Seagulls kept Spurs out until half time but it was backs against the wall stuff for...
Posted On 29 Oct 2014 at 10:49 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion : Half time with Hodges

Tottenham Hotspur 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Albion are holding Spurs to a draw at goalless White Hart Lane. Debutant keeper Christian Walton has made several good stops most notably from Aaron Lennon and Harry Kane. For Albion, Kazenga LuaLua has gone closest with an angled...
Posted On 29 Oct 2014 at 8:54 pm

Brighton man charged with attempted robberies

A 35-year-old Brighton man has been charged with a series of attempted robberies in the area. Sussex Police said that the attempted hold-ups took place on (Friday October 24). Shane Elmer, of Oriental Place, Brighton, has been charged for four attempted robberies at Gunn’s...
Posted On 29 Oct 2014 at 5:16 pm