Brighton families start petition in protest over spread of student housing

By Claire Jacobs A group of Brighton residents are petitioning to stop more family homes being turned into shared houses in their ward. They said that there were more than 800 HMOs (houses in multiple occupation) in the Moulsecoomb and Bevendean Ward alone – and most of these...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016 at 10:12 pm

Man with brain damage suffers broken hip after being attacked in centre of Brighton

A man with brain damage was left with a broken hip after being attacked in the street in the centre of Brighton. Sussex Police issued an appeal for information about the attack on the vulnerable 39-year-old man this afternoon (Wednesday 10 August). The force said: “Police are...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016 at 9:07 pm

Police dog and handler commended for catching knife-wielding robber in Brighton

A police dog and his handler have been awarded a Chief Constable’s Commendation after chasing and catching a would-be robber who was carrying a knife. Sergeant Gareth Jackson and his dog Sparky went after the man even though he was feared to have a gun when police were called. He...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016 at 6:05 pm

RMT suspends rail strike but Southern sticks with reduced timetable

The RMT union has suspended its five-day rail strike for talks with train operator Southern in the dispute over the role of guards. Southern said that it would have to keep to the strike timetable tomorrow (Thursday 11 August) but on Friday it hoped to operate the emergency...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016 at 2:47 pm

Brighton remains home to Britain’s most popular medical school, according to annual national survey

Brighton and Sussex Medical School remains Britain’s most popular medical school, according to the annual National Student Survey. The survey found that 95 per cent of students were satisfied with their course, slightly down on the 98 per cent last year. The survey, carried out...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016 at 5:06 am