Protest planned as campaigners try to save historic Hove seafront building

A protest is planned for tomorrow morning (Saturday 3 January) as campaigners step up their efforts to save an historic building on Hove seafront. Despite the threat of heavy rain first thing, Brighton and Hove UKIP members hope to galvanise support for Medina House in King’s...
Posted On 02 Jan 2015 at 8:54 pm

Mugger attacks and robs woman in Brighton street

A mugger punched a woman during a robbery in a Brighton street in broad daylight. The robbery happened in Elm Grove, Brighton, as the 19-year-old woman was leaning into her car. The thug reached into the woman’s car and tried to grab her handbag, Sussex Police said. But she...
Posted On 02 Jan 2015 at 8:13 pm

Brighton MP steps up campaign for nationalised railway as fares rise again

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas has stepped up her campaign to bring the railways back into public ownership as fares rise again. The Green MP has written a first-person piece for the Brighton and Hove Independent a week before her Railways Bill is given a second reading in...
Posted On 02 Jan 2015 at 5:03 pm

Hove man banned for drink driving

A 30-year-old Hove man has been banned from the roads for drink driving. Aftam Miah, 30, of Findon Close, Hangleton, was one of five drivers in the latest batch to be convicted during the annual crackdown by Sussex Police. Miah was stopped at 8.30am on Sunday 14 December while...
Posted On 02 Jan 2015 at 4:36 pm

Are Brighton children being labelled bigots over playground taunts?

Children in Brighton and Hove as young as three years old are being labelled bigots, according to a campaign group. The claims by the Manifesto Club are reported on the front page of the Daily Mail today (Friday 2 January). The Manifesto Club, which campaigns against the...
Posted On 02 Jan 2015 at 4:21 pm

Detectives hunt for burglars who raided vulnerable OAP’s home

Do you recognise any of the people in this CCTV? They were caught on camera while using the cash cards of a vulnerable pensioner that had been stolen from her home in a burglary in Brighton. Burglars visited the victim’s home in Sandown Road, Brighton, on 17 or 18 November,...
Posted On 02 Jan 2015 at 2:15 pm

Brighton hospital chief promises better staff engagement in the year ahead

The man in charge of Brighton and Hove’s biggest hospital has promised better staff engagement this year. Matthew Kershaw, chief executive of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, said that this would result in better patient care. Mr Kershaw, who is in charge of...
Posted On 02 Jan 2015 at 10:44 am