Trial date set for Brighton teen charged with pop festival ticket fraud

A trial date has been set for the Brighton teenager charged with defrauding music fans out of thousands of pounds by promising cut-price pop festival tickets. Ben Hyland-Ward, 19, of Westfield Avenue South, Saltdean, has been ordered to face a jury from Monday 9 January next...
Posted On 13 May 2016 at 11:34 pm

Wednesday win sets up Amex thriller on Monday

Sheffield Wednesday 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Injury-ravaged Albion will have to overturn a two-goal deficit at the Amex on Monday evening (16 May) if they are to progress in the play-offs. It could have all been so different for the Seagulls with Tomer Hemed hitting a post...
Posted On 13 May 2016 at 10:16 pm

Brighton doctors’ surgery rated good after official inspection

A Brighton doctors’ surgery has been rated as “good” overall after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Ardingly Court Surgery, in Ardingly Street, Brighton, was told that it “requires improvement” when it comes to providing safe services. This was because...
Posted On 13 May 2016 at 9:47 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion among best supported second-tier football clubs in Europe

Brighton and Hove Albion is one of the top ten best supported second-tier football clubs in Europe, according to a league table published yesterday (Thursday 12 May). Albion had an average home gate of 25,583 at the Amex – putting the club ninth in the table published by Spanish...
Posted On 13 May 2016 at 9:39 pm

Police and crime commissioner sworn in for four-year term

Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne was sworn in yesterday (Thursday 12 May) after being re-elected last week. On the first official day of her four-year term Mrs Bourne promised to “act with integrity and diligence … to ensure that the police are able to cut crime and...
Posted On 13 May 2016 at 9:15 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Half time with Hodges 

Sheffield Wednesday 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Albion are losing at Hillsborough, a stadium where they have never won a match, in this vital play-off encounter. It has been an action-packed but fairly woeful half for the Seagulls. Tomer Hemed and Connor Goldson have both gone...
Posted On 13 May 2016 at 8:44 pm

Brighton property developer given manslaughter trial date – in a year’s time

A Brighton property developer charged with manslaughter has been given a date for the start of his four-week trial – in May next year. Mike Holland, 68, of King’s Road, Brighton, and his foreman Grant Oakes, 45, of Portland Road, Hove, formerly of Elm Drive, Hangleton, have...
Posted On 13 May 2016 at 7:37 pm

Two Brighton students win gold at the Invictus Games

Two Brighton University students have won gold medals at the Invictus Games in Orlando in Florida. The student teachers also picked up a silver medal each as the pair pedalled their way to glory in two cycling events at the Paralympic-style games. Mike Westwell and Andy Perrin...
Posted On 13 May 2016 at 5:55 pm

Bestiality case dropped after defendant found dead

A Brighton man charged with bestiality with a dog has been found dead, a court was told yesterday (Thursday 12 May). Charles Street, 47, of Rose Hill Terrace, Brighton, had also been charged with eight other offences, mostly relating to child pornography. One charge related to...
Posted On 13 May 2016 at 3:32 pm

Fifefighters tackle blaze at Brighton property

Firefighters have put out a blaze at a property in Brighton this morning (Friday 13 May). They were called out to the deal with the first-floor fire just before 10.30am with fears that there were people trapped inside the building. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “Three...
Posted On 13 May 2016 at 1:03 pm