Bus crashes on Falmer campus

Safety checks are being made to a bridge after a bus crashed into it this morning. The empty bus collided with the bridge In North South Road on the Falmer campus at about 9am today. A spokeswoman for the University of Sussex said: “We can confirm that a bus number 50 hit a...
Posted On 31 Jul 2015 at 6:07 pm

Brighton father jailed for vicious attack on 6-week-old baby

A Brighton man has been sent to prison for 12 years and six months after admitting a vicious assault on his six-week old baby boy. Benjamin Reeve, 22, of Dorset Gardens, Brighton, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court today, having pleaded guilty at a previous hearing to causing...
Posted On 31 Jul 2015 at 4:55 pm

Brighton and Hove trains delayed after dog drags owner in wheelchair on to railway

Trains to and from Brighton and Hove were delayed after a man in a wheelchair was dragged on to the railway tracks by his dog. The 40-year-old Littlehampton man was taken to hospital after suffering a heart attack during the ordeal. He fell on to the line at West Worthing Station...
Posted On 31 Jul 2015 at 12:12 pm

Brighton man banned for drink driving

A man from Brighton has been banned from the road after being caught drink driving during a crackdown by Sussex Police. Seun Alliu was arrested after police stopped him in his Mercedes C220 at 2.30am on Saturday 27 June in Brighton Road, Worthing. Alliu, 34, of Dyke Road Avenue,...
Posted On 30 Jul 2015 at 2:35 pm

Go ahead given for thousands of new homes on Sussex University campus

Thousands of new homes on the Sussex University campus at Falmer have been given the go ahead by a planning inspector. The inspector, Ken Barton, gave his backing to the university’s campus masterplan after it was originally rejected by Brighton and Hove City Council. He heard...
Posted On 30 Jul 2015 at 12:45 pm

Inspectors say Brighton nursing home requires improvement

A Brighton nursing home has been told that it requires improvement after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Hazelgrove Nursing Home, in Heath Hill Avenue, Bevendean, was inspected last month The CQC said that its overall rating for the home was “requires...
Posted On 30 Jul 2015 at 12:16 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Seagulls beat former landlords

Gillingham 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 2 The Albion came back from behind to beat the club’s former landlords Gillingham at the Priestfield Stadium. The hosts went ahead just after half-time, with Bradley Dack firing past Niki Maenpaa. Dack had a chance to double the Gills...
Posted On 29 Jul 2015 at 10:38 pm

Lorry gets stuck in The Lanes

A lorry trying to make its way through The Lanes has got stuck in Black Lion Street this lunchtime. Joe Ifill-Hosier took this picture of the Polish HGV which has got itself jammed while trying to turn out of Black Lion Street into Prince Albert Street. Rob Newman-Williams,...
Posted On 29 Jul 2015 at 1:03 pm

Brighton man convicted of sexually assaulting girl, 6

A Brighton man has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl. Samuel James Day, 32, of no fixed address, was convicted following a seven-day trial at Hove Crown Court, which ended on Tuesday (28 July). He has been remanded in custody to await sentencing on...
Posted On 29 Jul 2015 at 12:11 pm

Brighton and Hove social workers will learn from judge’s criticisms in ‘tragic’ adoption case

Social workers in Brighton and Hove will learn the lessons from an adoption case described as “tragic” in the High Court. The judge, Alison Russell, criticised Brighton and Hove City Council and four social workers involved in the case. They sought to finalise the adoption of a...
Posted On 29 Jul 2015 at 11:19 am