Brighton student raped in halls of residence

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 20-year-old woman was raped at the University of Sussex’s Falmer campus. The victim met the attacker while she was with a group of friends drinking outside their halls of residence in the early hours of Saturday (20 September)....
Posted On 02 Oct 2014 at 3:11 pm

Hunt for fugitive Brighton drug dealer centres on Hove

Police searching for 41-year old Nigel Maynard, a Brighton man who is wanted for recall to prison for breaching the terms of his prison release licence, have recently received information that he may be in the Hove area. Maynard, who is 6ft tall and of slim build, had been...
Posted On 02 Oct 2014 at 2:44 pm

Dozens complain after heavy metal thunder rains down on Brighton

A heavy metal festival at Brighton Racecourse sparked complaints when the bands’ powerful riffs drifted across large swathes of Brighton. The first Breakout Festival on Saturday night was billed as the city’s only outdoor heavy metal festival and attracted acts from...
Posted On 02 Oct 2014 at 2:33 pm

Deluge of complaints for Co-op’s bid to sell booze at the former Atlas pub site

A bid by the Co-Op to sell alcohol at the former Atlas pub site on the Old Shoreham Road has succeeded despite hundreds of complaints. The supermarket was granted the licence yesterday by Brighton and Hove City Council’s licensing committee in the face of 194 objections,...
Posted On 02 Oct 2014 at 2:23 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder called up for England Under-21s

Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey has been called up for the England Under-21 squad. The 20-year-old was named by England Under-21s boss Gareth Southgate as part of his 23-man squad for next week’s Euro play-off against Croatia. The first leg is due to be...
Posted On 02 Oct 2014 at 1:17 pm

Labour criticises Green plans for Valley Gardens

Labour has criticised the Green administrations plans for Valley Gardens in the heart of Brighton. Gill Mitchell, deputy leader of the opposition Labour group on Brighton and Hove City Council, first proposed a revamp of the area when her party was in office. But Councillor...
Posted On 02 Oct 2014 at 11:17 am

New look for Old Steine in £20m Valley Gardens makeover

The Old Steine is in line for a multimillion-pound makeover as part of a scheme that could see the Aquarium roundabout replaced by a T-junction. Cars would reach Brighton seafront and leave along the eastern side of Old Steine while bus and cycle lanes would run along the western...
Posted On 02 Oct 2014 at 10:57 am

Gang robs Hove teenager at knifepoint

Police are appealing for witnesses after a gang of thieves robbed a teenager after threatening him with a knife. The 18-year-old was walking in Hallyburton Road, Hove, shortly after 6pm on Sunday (28 September) when he was approached from behind by a group of teenagers who...
Posted On 02 Oct 2014 at 10:55 am

Bin strike now on for tomorrow after talks break down

The planned bin strike for tomorrow is still on after drivers rejected the council’s latest proposals. Mark Turner of the GMB union, which represents the drivers, said; “We have had a number of discussions with council officers which culminated in a proposal they put...
Posted On 02 Oct 2014 at 9:49 am

Researchers want help from Brighton and Hove house fire victims

Researchers are asking anyone from Brighton and Hove who has suffered a fire in their home to help them try to improve safety. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that it was one of nine fire services woking with Greenwich University to find out how people behave when...
Posted On 02 Oct 2014 at 9:24 am
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