Ofsted visits nine Brighton and Hove schools

Ofsted inspectors have visited nine schools across Brighton and Hove since the start of the autumn term. The schools watchdog carried out full inspections at six of the nine and monitoring visits at the other three. Hillside School in Portslade retained its outstanding rating in...
Posted On 24 Nov 2014 at 7:59 pm

Gang of youths kick and punch man to the ground for his wallet and phone

Police are searching for a group of youths who robbed a man of his wallet and phone in a Hove street. Just before 4am on Saturday 22 November the 42-year old local man who was walking home was attacked and robbed by up to ten youths who kicked and punched him to the ground...
Posted On 24 Nov 2014 at 4:46 pm

Man escapes knife attack with minor scratches

A man has been arrested after an attack in Hove in the early hours of Sunday morning. The victim, a 38-year-old man from Hove, was walking northwards on Osbourne Villas around 3.30am on Sunday (November 23) when he was approached by a man who tried to stab him with a knife. He...
Posted On 24 Nov 2014 at 3:23 pm

Man attacked by muggers in North Laine

A man was assaulted and robbed as he walked in the North Laine area of Brighton on Friday night (November 21). The victim, a 25-year-old man from London, was walking from the station and turned left, he believes down North Road at about 11pm. He was then attacked by three men who...
Posted On 24 Nov 2014 at 3:22 pm

Man raped in Brighton hotel

Police are appealing for help to trace a man they need to speak to about a rape in Brighton. A 25-year-old man from London has told officers he was raped in a hotel by a man he met while on a night out in Brighton in the early hours of Saturday 18 October. Detective Sergeant...
Posted On 24 Nov 2014 at 3:16 pm

Brighton burglars leave empty handed after break-in

Detectives are hoping to trace this man who is thought to be connected to a burglary in Brighton. A break-in at a house in Elmore Road was reported between 2.20pm and 3pm on October 21 and nearby neighbours saw two or three men jumping over the fence at the property. The men...
Posted On 24 Nov 2014 at 3:10 pm

Brighton paedophile filmed young girl in bathroom then groomed her for sex

A paedophile has been jailed for a string of sex offences involving a 14-year-old girl who he spied on through a peephole into her bathroom. John Cortegio, 44, of  Brighton, was sentenced to a 14-year extended sentence of imprisonment at Hove Crown Court on Thursday, 13 November....
Posted On 24 Nov 2014 at 10:33 am

NHS staff in Brighton and Hove scheduled to strike this morning

NHS staff are due to hold a four-hour strike over pay this morning from 7am to 11am. The strike is being held because of the decision not to give all staff the pay rise recommended by an independent review. Unions, including Unison, Unite and the GMB, said that patients needing...
Posted On 24 Nov 2014 at 7:31 am

Words to the wise from a Brighton and Hove parent

Pippa Hodge examines the complex issue of the language surrounding disability and how we can educate people to choose their words more wisely. Imagine there was a Language Sensitivity Spectrum drawn as a line from cool blue to red hot. At the blue end sit those of us who think it...
Posted On 24 Nov 2014 at 7:08 am
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