Brighton man suffers injured face in robbery

A 20-year-old Brighton man suffered an injured face when he was attacked and robbed. The victim was punched in the face in the early hours of Friday (7 November) as he walked through Pavilion Gardens in Brighton. His phone was stolen in the attack which happened at about 2am....
Posted On 11 Nov 2014 at 8:34 pm

Brighton and Hove’s housing crisis comes under the spotlight

A population boom, high property prices and limited space to build are creating a housing crisis in Brighton and Hove. At a Housing Committee meeting tomorrow (Wednesday), members of Brighton and Hove City Council will discuss a looming crisis. They will also talk about the...
Posted On 11 Nov 2014 at 7:39 pm

Brighton man jailed for life for attempted murder of two nurses

A 20-year-old man from Brighton has been jailed for life for the attempted murder of two nurses. Connah Smith, of Vernon Terrace, Brighton, inflicted a seven-hour ordeal on the two young women which was described as “like something out of a horror movie”. He denied the charges...
Posted On 11 Nov 2014 at 4:17 pm

Crime pays for Hangleton Band

The Hangleton Band has been given £250 from the proceeds of crime. The money was handed over by Inspector Jon Carter on behalf of the Hove Neighbourhood Policing Team. The money will be used to purchase a soprano cornet for the long-established brass band which has about 80...
Posted On 11 Nov 2014 at 3:55 pm

Find out how politics works at Brighton author’s ‘citizens drop-in’

A Brighton author and journalist is holding a “citizens’ drop-in” to help people learn more about how politics works. The event has been organised by Dan Jellinek, who wrote People Power: A User’s Guide to Democracy, and the Democratic Society, which promotes public participation...
Posted On 11 Nov 2014 at 3:45 pm

Brighton church to start £1.3m tower restoration next week

Work is due to start next week on the £1.3 million restoration of the tower of St Peter’s Church in Brighton. The church has already spent a similar sum restoring the main building since the new team took over five years ago. The work on the tower is scheduled to be carried out...
Posted On 11 Nov 2014 at 3:04 pm

Pensioner drives wrong way down A23 for ten miles

A pensioner drove the wrong way down the A23 for ten miles until police stopped him on the edge of Brighton. The 73-year-old terrified drivers heading north from Brighton as he drove south in the overtaking lane from Hickstead. One driver was reported to have swerved to have...
Posted On 11 Nov 2014 at 10:27 am