Brighton and Hove schools take on nurses to reduce self-harming among young people

Hundreds of children and young people, mainly girls, are being admitted to hospital every year as a result of self-harming. They have to wait up to 18 weeks for a referral to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and up to 8 weeks to see a school counsellor after...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015 at 11:49 pm

Brighton to have new controlled parking zone from April

A new controlled parking zone in a densely populated part of Brighton will be brought in from the start of next April. Nine roads in Fiveways will have a mix of residents parking and pay and display bays after nearly 400 people backed the creation of a new zone. The 391 people in...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015 at 7:44 pm

Two Hove men charged with raping teenage girls

A court has ordered that two men from Hove are kept in prison on remand after they were each charged with raping two teenage girls. The pair have also been charged with sexual assaults and sexually exploiting children. In total they face 24 charges relating to 13 school-age...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015 at 6:50 pm

Police investigate whether Portslade park attack was revenge for teens being tasered

Detectives are investigating whether a savage baseball bat attack on a 15-year-old boy in a Portslade park was carried out in revenge for two teenagers being tasered the day before. Rumours are circulating on social media that the 18-year-old arrested in connection with...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015 at 4:07 pm

Body Shop and US government gives £100k to Brighton researchers for disaster zone sanitation project

A Brighton professor’s method for low-cost sanitation in disaster zones is being given a £100,000 grant from the US government and the Body Shop Foundation to help share it around the world. Professor Huw Taylor and his University of Brighton research team method involves...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015 at 11:53 am

Police auction coal scuttles, boot scrapers and door knobs on new eBay auction site

Paintings, a coal bucket, a vintage street sign and perfumes; these are just some of the weird and wonderful things that will make their way onto a new auction site. Sussex Police have last week opened a shop on online auction site Ebay to sell off property, which would otherwise...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015 at 11:19 am

Former Croydon council officer joins Brighton and Hove police

A former council officer who helped Croydon recover from the riots begins work as a superintendent in Brighton and Hove today. James Collis, who worked for Croydon Borough Council when the riots hit there in 2011, began an 18-month direct entry course in 2013 and has been working...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015 at 10:36 am

Brighton and Hove parents petition council to combine inset days to beat high holiday costs

Parents are calling for Brighton and Hove schools to combine inset (in-service training) days to help families beat the high cost of travel and accommodation during the school holidays. Council project manager and parent Annie Heath presented a petition to councillors yesterday...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015 at 7:28 am
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