Two Hove primary schools to merge

Two neighbouring schools in Hove are planning to merge to form a single primary school. Somerhill Junior School and Davigdor Infant School, both in Somerhill Road, Hove, are consulting parents, staff and others about becoming a single entity. The news comes days after Ofsted...
Posted On 12 Jan 2015 at 8:30 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Would selling Dunk take the biscuit?

By Tim Hodges With the transfer window set to run for another three weeks Albion will be looking to hold on to some of their prized possessions. The main subject of attention appears to be Brighton-born central defender Lewis Dunk. At 23, Dunk is one of five surviving current...
Posted On 12 Jan 2015 at 6:25 pm

Help find Brighton stabbing suspect, detectives urge

Do you recognise any of those present when a 28-year-old man from Hove was stabbed in Brighton at the weekend? The stabbing happened in St James’s Street, near the Bulldog pub and the corner of Camelford Street, between 6.30am and 7am on Saturday (10 January). The victim was...
Posted On 12 Jan 2015 at 4:56 pm

Rogue traders conned OAP out of £3k

Police  are reminding bank staff and residents of the dangers of being taken in by rogue traders who demand cash for drainage work. The latest warning follows a case in which a Peacehaven resident paid £3250 cash from his Brighton bank account to unknown men who claimed to need...
Posted On 12 Jan 2015 at 10:20 am

Work starts on Brighton’s new open air theatre

A former bowling green is now being transformed into an open air theatre in memory of a Brighton playwright. Adrian Bunting died of pancreatic cancer last year aged just 47, and left his life savings to fund the project he had dreamed of making a reality. His friends took up his...
Posted On 12 Jan 2015 at 9:42 am

Ten years’ jail for Brighton sex attacker

A man has been jailed for ten years for abusing a young boy over several years in the early 1980s. Gary Moscrop, 76, retired, of Hendon Street, Brighton, was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on Thursday (8 January) after being found guilty of 10 offences between 1979 and 1985. The...
Posted On 12 Jan 2015 at 9:31 am

Former teacher charged with sex offences at Portslade school

A man has been charged with historic sex offences against boys at a long-closed school in Portslade. Geoffrey Parkin, 66, retired, who now lives in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, has been charged with nine indecent assaults against a total of six boys then aged between 11 and...
Posted On 12 Jan 2015 at 9:27 am

Health care watchdog inspection of Brighton and Hove’s mental health services trust starts today

Inspectors are due to start a five-day visit today (Monday 12 January) to the NHS trust providing mental health care for patients in Brighton and Hove. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent health and adult social care regulator. Inspectors from the watchdog will...
Posted On 12 Jan 2015 at 8:42 am
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