Brighton businessman thanks MP for help after £150k fraud

A Brighton businessman has thanked his MP for helping out after a trusted employee stole £150,000 from his firm. Christopher Hornzee-Jones, who runs the engineering consultancy Aerotrope, has written to thank Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby who stepped in when company was fined...
Posted On 17 May 2016 at 6:24 pm

Brighton hospital boss steps down

The chairman of Brighton and Hove’s main hospital trust is stepping down after seven years at the helm. Julian Lee said: “It has been a privilege to have been chair of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust over the last seven years and I feel proud to have been able...
Posted On 17 May 2016 at 5:28 pm

Young man caught on camera peeing from roof of Brighton student house

A drunk man has been caught on camera peeing from the rooftops of a Brighton student house, to the horror of onlooking neighbours. The young man was pictured on Saturday afternoon taking a leak from the flat roof of a house in Bernard Road, off Elm Grove. However, although he and...
Posted On 17 May 2016 at 5:15 pm

Portslade newsagents hit by armed robbers for second time this year

A Portslade newsagent has been robbed at knifepoint for the second time this year. On both occasions, the frightened shop assistants fled – but this time, they did first attempt to put up a fight armed with a hockey stick. Police today launched an appeal into the latest...
Posted On 17 May 2016 at 3:57 pm

Minecraft helps Brighton and Hove schoolchildren learn about the water cycle

Ten local primary schools from Brighton and Hove have successfully taken part in a new environmental education programme on the local water cycle called Our Water Matters. Our Water Matters (OWM) is a dedicated learning programme for children in local primary schools within the...
Posted On 17 May 2016 at 3:34 pm

Brighton father and daughter fall for phone con

Police are warning people to be on their guard after a Brighton man and his daughter fell victim to phone fraudsters. The 88-year-old man and his 54-year-old daughter of West Hill Place received a call on their home phone from a man with a foreign accent stating he was from...
Posted On 17 May 2016 at 3:20 pm

Writers HQ given Arts Council grant to develop online courses for budding authors

A group set up to give prevaricating Brighton writers a friendly kick up the backside has been given an Arts Council England grant to help develop a series of online courses. Writers HQ, which was set up in Brighton by Sarah Lewis in 2012, will use the money to develop courses...
Posted On 17 May 2016 at 2:38 pm

Fancy a cricket burger? Brighton Fringe event puts bugs on the menu

Bugs will be on the menu at a Brighton Fringe Festival event tomorrow as experts debate the future of food. More than 1,900 species of insect already feature in human diets around the world and with cricket flour already being sold in Sussex, replacing sausages and burgers with...
Posted On 17 May 2016 at 11:20 am

A busy day for Brighton and Hove fire crews

Fire crews in Brighton and Hove had a busy day yesterday (Monday 16 May) with one casualty having to be treated after breathing in smoke. The casualty was looked after when four fire engines from Preston Circus, in Brighton, and Lewes were sent to Blackman Street, in Brighton,...
Posted On 17 May 2016 at 10:57 am

Mental health trust to review 10 deaths including patients in Brighton and Hove after Matthew Daley trial

The mental health trust serving Brighton and Hove has commissioned an independent review of killings involving patients over five years. The review, on behalf of the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, will look at 10 cases, including Janet Muller, who was killed last year...
Posted On 17 May 2016 at 10:16 am
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