Bus driver retrieves cash after being robbed in Hove

A youth robbed a bus driver in Hove after being told that he couldn’t board because he didn’t have money for a fare. The Brighton and Hove Buses driver – on the number 5 route – was robbed in Palmeira Square on his way towards Hangleton. Sussex Police said: “Police are seeking...
Posted On 17 Aug 2015 at 5:34 pm

Man needs 15 stitches in face after being glassed in Brighton bar

A man needed 15 stitches to a deep cut in his face after being glassed in a bar in Brighton in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday 16 August). Sussex Police said: “During the early hours of Sunday (16 August), shortly after midnight, a 24-year-old Seaford man who was...
Posted On 17 Aug 2015 at 5:22 pm

Business volunteers help Brighton deaf school

Volunteers from an insurance company picked up paint brushes and tins to help out a deaf school in Brighton. The team from Allianz Insurance gave their time for a day of decorating at Hamilton Lodge Deaf School, in Walpole Road, Kemp Town. Ashley Moon, from Allianz, said: “We...
Posted On 17 Aug 2015 at 4:27 pm

Burglars break into seafront cafe with sledgehammers to steal safe with £45k

Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at Graces Place café in Madeira Drive, Brighton, at 12.47am on Monday (17 August). CCTV shows three men taking a safe containing £45,000 from the café before loading it into a white Ford Transit van and driving away east on Madeira...
Posted On 17 Aug 2015 at 2:50 pm

Public meeting this evening about threatened closure of Western Road Post Office

A public meeting is being held about the threatened closure of the Western Road Post Office in Hove this evening (Monday 17 August). The meeting is taking place at the Cornerstone Community Centre in St John’s Church, Palmeira Square, Hove, from 7pm to 8pm. It will be chaired by...
Posted On 17 Aug 2015 at 2:15 pm

Sussex cricket chief drives dash for new jobs in Brighton and Hove

Cricket boss Zac Toumazi has agreed to lead a task force set up to tackle youth unemployment in Brighton and Hove. Mr Toumazi, chief executive of Sussex County Cricket Club, will chair the new Employer Skills Task Force. It has been set up jointly by Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 17 Aug 2015 at 12:35 pm

Brighton researcher co-authors critical report on House of Lords

A Brighton researcher has co-authored a damning report on the House of Lords, published yesterday (Sunday 16 August). Jess Garland, who was a doctoral researcher at Sussex University, wrote House of Lords: Fact vs Fiction. Ms Garland, who completed a PhD in politics at Sussex...
Posted On 17 Aug 2015 at 12:07 pm

Brighton and Hove tree expert issues elm warning

A tree expert from Brighton and Hove has spoken about the threat to rare elms from people buying diseased logs. Brighton and Hove City Council said that its arboriculture team was asking residents to be vigilant when buying logs for burning as it continued its fight against elm...
Posted On 17 Aug 2015 at 10:55 am

Brighton man stabbed in the face at Pool Valley

Police in Brighton are seeking witnesses to an incident in the city’s Pool Valley area in which a 27-year-old local man was stabbed in the face. He was injured between 4pm and 4.30pm on Sunday (9 August) when he was accosted by two black men and struck in the face. It was...
Posted On 17 Aug 2015 at 10:06 am

Brighton and Hove Albion: No fresh injuries ahead of Huddersfield trip

Chris Hughton told Brighton and Hove News this morning (Monday 17 August) that Albion have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the match at Huddersfield Town tomorrow (Tuesday 18 August). Bobby Zamora has a slight groin strain and will now not get a run-out in the under-21 match at...
Posted On 17 Aug 2015 at 9:43 am