Dozens join Brighton and Hove Lib Dems despite election disappointment

New members are signing up for the Brighton and Hove Liberal Democrat Party despite the disappointment of the general election and local elections last week. The party said that membership had grown by 75 per cent since last Thursday (7 May) from 120 to 210. And it added that the...
Posted On 14 May 2015 at 7:27 pm

Brighton man who jumped in front of a train was ‘lost to NHS’

A schizophrenic Brighton man who jumped in front of a train was lost to mental health services for two-and-a-half years, it has been revealed. An NHS internal inquiry into the death of Joe Jensen at Hildenborough railway station in December found no records of his case from May...
Posted On 14 May 2015 at 4:21 pm

Bouncers trained in latest phase of Sussex Police rape campaign

Bouncers are being trained in how to soot people vulnerable to sex attacks as part of an anti-rape drive by Sussex Police. The first phase of the campaign which featured a poster urging women not to leave their friends alone was withdrawn after campaigners said it blamed victims....
Posted On 14 May 2015 at 3:09 pm

Light at the end of the tunnel in Brighton bins dispute – but faulty trucks mean collections still missed

Brighton and Hove’s troubled refuse collection could soon be turned around as the long-running dispute between the council and lorry drivers comes to a conclusion. The GMB union and Brighton and Hove City Council have been at loggerheads over the issue of pay for years...
Posted On 14 May 2015 at 2:35 pm

Children at Brighton nursery tested for TB after exposure

Children and staff at the Roundabout Nursery in Whitehawk are being tested for TB after someone there was diagnosed with the disease. The patient, who is now recovering, was unknowingly infected with TB for several months while at the nursery in Whitehawk Road. All staff and...
Posted On 14 May 2015 at 1:24 pm

Brighton and Hove top for breastfeeding

Brighton & Hove has been named the top place in England for mums breastfeeding their very young babies. And it’s the second time this year that NHS figures have shown the city to have the top rate of exclusive breastfeeding at 6-8 weeks in the country. Sussex Community NHS...
Posted On 14 May 2015 at 1:23 pm

Return of the Brighton Politics Blogger

A popular and controversial politics blog has returned after a three-year absence which started when the anonymous author accidentally outed himself. Brighton Politics Blog posted prolifically between 2009 and 2012, discussing local political stories from the huge, such as the...
Posted On 14 May 2015 at 12:18 pm

Have you seen missing Hove teenager?

Concern is growing for a teenage boy who went missing a week ago. Sussex Police said: “Police are concerned for the welfare of Hove teenager Joe French who went missing a week ago. “Joe, 16, was last seen in Croydon at 1.45pm on (Wednesday) 6 May. It is believed he may have got...
Posted On 14 May 2015 at 11:31 am

Woman raped in gay Brighton nightclub

Police want to speak to this man about the rape of a vulnerable woman in Revenge nightclub earlier this year. The image was released yesterday by Brighton detectives investing the attack, which took place on 6 January. The victim, a 23-year-old woman from Hove, was on a night out...
Posted On 14 May 2015 at 10:48 am

Heavy metal festival warns Brighton neighbours after kicking up a racket last year

A new heavy metal festival is writing to people living around Brighton Racecourse to brace themselves after it sparked dozens of complaints last year. Thousands of people heard raucous music last September as it drifted from the top of the hill across the valley, with most at a...
Posted On 14 May 2015 at 10:36 am