Brighton & Hove Albion: Seagulls draw at Cardiff

Cardiff City 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Albion and Cardiff fought out a fairly dire goalless draw. Both sides were restricted to just one shot on target each. The bright spot for Albion was the return of Dale Stephens from a long-term injury. New signing Beram Kayal made his...
Posted On 10 Feb 2015 at 9:57 pm

Woman, 78, jailed for stealing from Saltdean widow and lifelong friend

A 78-year-old woman has been jailed for stealing £55,000 from a Saltdean widow who had been her lifelong friend. Marilyn Brown had known Frances Tarne, also 78, since they were ten-year-old girls. But, after Mrs Tarne’s husband died in 2010, Brown systematically defrauded her of...
Posted On 10 Feb 2015 at 7:39 pm

Brighton and Hove police officers commended for courage

Dozens of police officers from Brighton and Hove were recognised for their courage, outstanding service and investigative skills at an awards ceremony yesterday (Monday 9 February). Two of them were given a Chief Constable’s Commendation for saving the life of a 22-year-old...
Posted On 10 Feb 2015 at 4:11 pm

Brighton and Hove council leader Jason Kitcat nominated for national leadership award

Jason Kitcat has been shortlisted for a special award for his “leadership and drive” in negotiating a minority administration. The Brighton and Hove council leader is one of five UK local politicians nominated for the Judges’ Special Award in the 2015...
Posted On 10 Feb 2015 at 2:49 pm

Cuddly robotic seal stars in Brighton dementia study

A robotic baby seal is bringing love and affection into the confused and often frustrated lives of dementia patients. “Paro” has been purchased by the University of Brighton to test its effects on patients and so far the seal pup is proving beneficial, and not just to patients:...
Posted On 10 Feb 2015 at 2:34 pm

New LGBT police officer urges hate crime victims to come forward

A new officer has joined the LGBT team at Brighton and Hove. PC Sarah Laker has joined Rory Smith as an LGBT liaison officer helping to support the diverse communities across the city. Sarah, who joined the force six years ago, said: “I genuinely want to help people and I...
Posted On 10 Feb 2015 at 2:27 pm

Driving ban and fine for Brighton drink driver

A Brighton man who shouted abuse at police officers when they tried to breathalyse him has been banned and fined by magistrates. Maciej Sydor, 34, was arrested at 10.30pm on 12 December in Old Steine, Brighton, after officers stopped his car because they had seen him speeding....
Posted On 10 Feb 2015 at 1:07 pm

Fire crews put out fire in Portslade flat

Hove firefighters put out a fire in the lounge of a ground-floor flat in Portslade at the weekend. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters entered the building in St Andrew’s Road, Portslade, wearing breathing apparatus on Saturday (7 February) at 4.49pm. “A...
Posted On 10 Feb 2015 at 12:47 pm

Squatters break into empty Lanes restaurant and sex shop

Squatters attempted to take over two empty commercial properties in The Lanes in the early hours of Monday morning. Brighton police were called out twice to two separate reports of squatters causing a disturbance. The first was at the empty Fat Leo restaurant in Market Street at...
Posted On 10 Feb 2015 at 12:31 pm

Horse and Groom now closed as campaign to save it hots up

The Horse and Groom has now closed its doors as the campaign to save it from being sold to developers hots up. Landlord Pat called time for the last time on Thursday night, after giving owners notice on the lease late last year. The pub was advertised for sale for a while, but...
Posted On 10 Feb 2015 at 12:18 pm
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