Top women scientists visit Brighton to inspire local students

The pioneering work of female scientists was celebrated at a symposium at Sussex University attended by 60 A level students from local schools. The Rosalind Franklin Symposium honoured a chemist and x-ray crystallographer who was crucial to the discovery of DNA, the genetic...
Posted On 11 Sep 2015 at 11:36 pm

Brighton and Hove Fairness Commission asks for public’s ideas

The Fairness Commission, which was set up recently in Brighton and Hove, invited the public to come up with ideas today (Friday 11 September). It wants answers to two questions What can residents do to make Brighton and Hove a more fair and equal place to live for everyone? How...
Posted On 11 Sep 2015 at 11:21 pm

5 things we learnt from the Brighton and Hove Albion pre-match press conference

1 Albion defender Gaetan Bong explained that the difference between playing for the Seagulls at the top of the Championship and for Wigan when they were at the bottom is how the players approach the game mentally.  He added that the Albion must continue to play how they...
Posted On 11 Sep 2015 at 10:15 pm

Hove man jailed as part of child sex abuse ring

A 33-year-old man from Hove has been jailed along with six others for their part in a child sex abuse gang. Matthew Lisk, 33, from Hove, was sentenced to four years and ordered to register as a sex offender for life at Bristol Crown Court today (Friday 11 September). Lisk...
Posted On 11 Sep 2015 at 6:28 pm

Brighton teenager arrested after dozens complain about music festival ticket fraud

A teenager from Brighton has been arrested after dozens of people complained to police that they had paid for music festival tickets but hadn’t received them. Ben Hyland-Ward, 18, was held on suspicion of fraud after allegedly selling hundreds of cut-price tickets to Bestival...
Posted On 11 Sep 2015 at 6:01 pm

Budget cuts in policing likely to affect Brighton residents

Sussex Police are waiting to hear from central government about the scale of future cuts to budgets for policing and their impact on Brighton & Hove residents. Local Action Teams, part of the Safe in the City Partnership, enable residents to raise concerns about crime and...
Posted On 11 Sep 2015 at 5:45 pm

Late-night Brighton takeaway may be forced to close

A late-night takeaway in the heart of Brighton may be forced to close after Sussex Police applied for a licence review. The Golden Grill, in Pool Valley, Brighton, has repeatedly traded after hours, according to police, who said that a member of staff sexually assaulted a woman...
Posted On 11 Sep 2015 at 10:11 am

Hove man faces jail for his part in child rape gang

A Hove man is due to be sentenced today (Friday 11 September) for his part in a gang of paedophiles who raped and abused babies and small children. Matthew Lisk, 33, has admitted being involved in the sexual abuse of a four or five-year-old boy. Lisk engaged in a sex act with a...
Posted On 11 Sep 2015 at 5:38 am

Hove MP raises overcrowding with train bosses

The Labour MP for Hove, Peter Kyle, has raised overcrowding on commuter trains from Brighton and Hove in a meeting with rail bosses. He met Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) in the week that the Department for Transport (DfT) published its top ten most overcrowded services. At...
Posted On 11 Sep 2015 at 4:42 am

Wanted: £150k chief executive to lead Brighton and Hove City Council

Brighton and Hove City Council is advertising for a new chief executive – almost three months after the departure of Penny Thompson from the top job. The £150,000-a-year post is being advertised in the Guardian, the MJ (Municipal Journal) and on the council’s website. News of the...
Posted On 11 Sep 2015 at 2:00 am
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