Three Brighton men arrested during first week of new drug driving law

Three men from Brighton were arrested in the first week after changes to drug driving rules became law. Sussex Police said: “Each of the men was stopped and tested using new roadside equipment that indicates whether a motorist has taken cannabis or cocaine, using a swab from...
Posted On 13 Mar 2015 at 6:28 pm

Missing Hove sex offender jailed

A man who exposed himself and sexually assaulted two women in Hove has been jailed. Gerard O’Brien, 24, a landscape gardener, of no fixed address, is on the sex offenders register but failed to notify police of his address and his plans to go abroad. When he came back from a trip...
Posted On 13 Mar 2015 at 4:53 pm

Brighton and Hove Living Wage campaign signs up 200th employer

The number of employers to have signed up for the Living Wage has topped 200, the Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday (Thursday 12 March). The Martlets became the 200th to sign up, with more firms swiftly following suit. The Martlets, a local independent...
Posted On 13 Mar 2015 at 12:45 pm

Brighton man banned for drink driving in morning rush hour

A Brighton man has been banned from driving after caught over the limit on the A23 during the morning rush hour. James Slaney, 50, of Roundhill Crescent, Brighton, was arrested at 8.45am on Thursday 4 December. Slaney was stopped at a roadside check in Preston Road, Brighton, in...
Posted On 13 Mar 2015 at 12:25 pm

Shopping streets invited to battle it out for a cash boost

A contest to crown the best British high street opens today. And the winners will be offered a share of the £50,000 cash prize pot, mentoring and help from digital marketing experts. London Road, Brighton, was shortlisted last year in the Local Parade category. It entered the...
Posted On 13 Mar 2015 at 8:08 am

Death of three Brighton teenagers prompts work to save youths from radical threat

The deaths in Syria of three teenagers from Brighton lie behind efforts to keep young people from being radicalised. Community leaders have been briefed over the past fortnight on the measures which are taking shape. Abdullah Deghayes, 18, and his brother Jaffar, 17, from...
Posted On 13 Mar 2015 at 7:55 am

Brighton pubs and clubs face paying late-night levy

More than 400 licensed premises face paying a late-night levy in the centre of Brighton. The levy could raise more than £400,000 a year which would be used to fund safety measures and initiatives to reduce crime. Any plan is unlikely to be debated formally until September at the...
Posted On 13 Mar 2015 at 7:47 am

Brighton doctor invites colleagues to think differently on NHS Change Day

Brighton GP Sarah Andersen brought together fellow medics, academics and an eclectic mix of others on NHS Change Day on Wednesday (11 March). Dr Andersen, who runs Futurehealth Brighton, invited her guests to think about how they could do things differently. Among those who...
Posted On 13 Mar 2015 at 7:29 am
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