Two jailed for Brighton betting shop robberies

Two men have been jailed for two holding up two Brighton bookmakers at gunpoint. Jamie Casaletto, 33, of Colgate Close, Whitehawk, and John Clugston, 27, of Egmont Road, Hove, were sentenced at Lewes Crown Court, having pleaded guilty to the two armed robberies. Casaletto – also...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016 at 7:44 pm

Hospital inspectors to return to Royal Sussex in new year

Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) are expected to return to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton in the new year. Hospital trust bosses met CQC inspectors last week to discuss progress since an inspection earlier this year led to a verdict that the Royal...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016 at 7:01 pm

Youth service cuts proposal prompts protest outside Brighton and Hove council meeting

A proposal to cut hundreds of thousands of pounds from youth services in Brighton and Hove prompted young people to protest before a meeting of councillors this afternoon (Monday 28 November). Some of the young people who are helped by the Hangleton and Knoll Project gathered at...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016 at 6:36 pm

Volunteering, race equality and domestic violence on the agenda at Brighton and Hove council meeting

Volunteering, race equality and domestic and sexual violence are on the agenda at a Brighton and Hove City Council committee meeting this afternoon (Monday 28 November). A youth worker is due to raise her concerns about proposed cuts to the youth service in the area and a...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016 at 4:55 pm

Bogus meter reader tries to burgle 90-year-old Brighton man’s house

Police in Brighton are reminding residents to be careful about who they allow into their homes. This follows an incident in which a bogus ‘meter reader’ tricked his way into a house in The Avenue. At about 5.30pm on Saturday 19 November the suspect came to the door...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016 at 2:45 pm

Now Southern drivers set to strike as new dates mean disruption every week until mid-January

Southern drivers have voted to follow in their conductor colleagues’ footsteps with a series of walkouts over Christmas, well into the New Year. The Aslef union has just announced a series of nine days of strike action beginning on Tuesday, December 13 and ending on January...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016 at 2:42 pm

Olly Murs to play at County Ground in Hove

Pop star Olly Murs is to play at the County Ground in Hove, following the likes of Madness, Rod Stewart, Cliff Richard and Elton John. The X-Factor singer will play at the home of Sussex County Cricket Club on Sunday 16 July as part of his British tour. He said: “I am thrilled to...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016 at 11:19 am