Former Hove parliamentary candidate fighting cancer again

A former parliamentary hopeful in Hove who later became an MP elsewhere has told colleagues that he is again suffering from cancer. Nick Boles, who stood for the Conservatives in Hove in the 2005 general election, shared the news today (Wednesday 26 October). Mr Boles, now the MP...
Posted On 26 Oct 2016 at 9:17 pm

Hove woman accused of lesbian relationship with her sister by over-zealous benefit investigators

Benefit investigators working for a Government contractor accused a Hove woman of having a lesbian relationship with her own sister in a misguided attempt to prove she was claiming tax credits fraudulently, parliament heard today. The upsetting blunder was detailed by Hove MP...
Posted On 26 Oct 2016 at 4:51 pm

Mathematicians calculate most efficient Brighton pub crawl

A group of mathematicians have calculated the most efficient way to crawl your way around Brighton and Hove’s pubs as part of a map which covers the whole of the UK. A group of academics from Canada used boozers listed on the Pubs Galore website and then mapped the...
Posted On 26 Oct 2016 at 4:08 pm

Train death at Worthing

Someone has died on the railway in Worthing with passengers warned to expect delays and disruption as the emergency services deal with the situation. The incident happened at about 2pm this afternoon (Wednesday 26 October). The British Transport Police said: “We have been called...
Posted On 26 Oct 2016 at 3:23 pm

Weather warning as fog expected to cloak southern England overnight

A severe weather warning is in place today as fog is forecast to become widespread and dense overnight through the south of England. The warning, issued at 2.44pm, starts at 7pm this evening and runs until tomorrow morning at 10am. Drivers are being warned to take extra care on...
Posted On 26 Oct 2016 at 3:13 pm

Brighton drink driver banned after police dog sniffs him out

A drink driver from Brighton has been banned after being tracked down by a police dog when he fled a crash. Police dog Blyss sniffed out Tyler Thompson, 20, from Marden Close, Woodingdean, after the crash at the Beddingham roundabout, just outside Lewes. Thompson was three miles...
Posted On 26 Oct 2016 at 3:10 pm

Brighton Students Against Sugar Tax claim growing support ahead of referendum

A student campaign group – Brighton Students Against Sugar Tax – is claiming growing support ahead of a referendum at Brighton University. The referendum, which is being organised by the students’ union, is in response to the introduction of a sugar tax at the university. The...
Posted On 26 Oct 2016 at 10:42 am