Brighton school retains good rating from Ofsted

A Brighton school has retained its good rating from Ofsted in a report published at the end of last week. Inspectors from the independent watchdog visited Saltdean Primary School, in Chiltington Way, early last month. In their report published on Thursday (8 January) they sai...
Posted On 13 Jan 2015 at 3:14 pm

CCTV released in hunt for Brighton Hallowe’en sex attacker

Detectives investigating a sexual assault on a 21-year-old woman in Brighton have released an image of a man they want to trace. At about 4.20 am on Friday 31 October last year the victim was accosted on the walkway between Madeira Drive and Marine Drive near the Harvester pub,...
Posted On 13 Jan 2015 at 3:10 pm

Detectives investigating vicious Brighton slash attack name suspect

Police have named a man they want to interview about a vicious attack on another man in Brighton. The attack, which took place in August outside the NatWest bank in North Street, left a young man desperately fighting for his life. Hussein Bashir Ali, 25, who comes from the...
Posted On 13 Jan 2015 at 3:07 pm

Crackdown on rogue Brighton and Hove parkers

People trying to dodge residents’ parking schemes by using council-owned bays they have not paid for are set to be turfed out. Many Brighton and Hove council tenants and leaseholders rent bays near their homes from the council – but have increasingly found the spaces...
Posted On 13 Jan 2015 at 1:38 pm

Brighton hostel changed hands for more than £2m

A Brighton seafront hostel changed hands for more than £2 million, the company that sold it said today (Monday 13 January). Beds and Bars said that it sold the freehold of its Brighton branch of Belushi’s bar and St Christopher’s Inn last April for net proceeds of £2,265,000. The...
Posted On 13 Jan 2015 at 1:30 pm

Bank cashier foils conmen who scammed £3k from pensioner’s Brighton branch account

A bank cashier foiled two conmen who fooled a pensioner into withdrawing more than £3,000 from his account in Brighton. Having scammed £3,250 from the 68-year-old man, they told him that he needed to withdraw £4,500 from another branch but the cashier became suspicious and...
Posted On 13 Jan 2015 at 12:19 pm

Brighton artisan baker robbed at knifepoint

A baker opening up shop was robbed at knifepoint this morning in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine. At about 7.15am the woman opening for business at The Flour Pot baker’s shop in Sydney Street, Brighton, was confronted by a man armed with a kitchen knife who...
Posted On 13 Jan 2015 at 12:15 pm

Man charged with Brighton rape

A man has been charged with rape after a woman was attacked outside Ardingly Court in the Kemp Town area of Brighton last Monday (January 5). Philip Olliver, 32, a technician of West Lane, Lancing has been charged with two counts of rape, sexual assault and possession of class B...
Posted On 13 Jan 2015 at 12:11 pm

Rent rise to be agreed tomorrow for Brighton and Hove tenants

Decisions taken tomorrow (Wednesday 14 January) will mean higher rents and £100 million spending on housing in Brighton and Hove in the coming year. The new rent levels and the housing budget are among a series of crucial decisions, all on related subjects, being taken by ten...
Posted On 13 Jan 2015 at 12:03 pm

Donors thanked for helping Hangleton pensioners enjoy festive treat

Two councillors have thanked the people and businesses who helped raise more than £3,000 to give pensioners in Hangleton a festive treat. The money was raised and given out to local groups by Councillor Dawn Barnett and Councillor Tony Janio, who represent Hangleton and Knoll....
Posted On 13 Jan 2015 at 11:48 am
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