Mugger robs Brighton man at knifepoint near seafront

A mugger armed with a knife robbed a Brighton man near the seafront in the early hours of Wednesday morning (11 January). Sussex Police said: “At around 3am on Wednesday a man was walking home along the southern end of Upper Rock Gardens in the vicinity of St Mary’s Church when...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017 at 11:55 pm

Hove Library looks to coffee shop and room rentals to plug budget gap

Hove Library could house a coffee shop and offer space to music students as part of a plan to generate more income in the next few years. The building, also known as the Carnegie Library, in Church Road, Hove, was slated for closure last year for the second time in recent years...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017 at 11:41 pm

Police name hit and run victim as they try to trace his family

Police have named the local man who died in a hit and run collision in Brighton as Jonos Sasvari, 78. He was known as John, or Hungarian John, and lived in Little Preston Street, Brighton. He died after he was hit by a car on the corner of Old Steine and St James’s Street during...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017 at 11:32 pm

Three Brighton and Hove Albion youngsters go out on loan

Three Brighton and Hove Albion youngsters are to go out on loan, the club said this evening (Friday 13 January). Under-23 winger Joe Ward is joining National League table toppers Lincoln City for a month while team-mates Connor Tighe and Tom Cadman are also heading out on loan to...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017 at 7:02 pm

Brighton university graduate to light up New York

Brighton University graduate Emily Brooke is to light up New York with her Blaze Laserlight cycle safety light. They are being fitted to 250 bicycles used in New York’s Citi Bike rental programme – similar to Boris bikes in London which also use the lights. Brighton University...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017 at 3:46 pm

Greens call for sports centre fees to be frozen for the poor

The Greens have urged the council to work with a sports centre operator to freeze fees for some of the poorest people in Brighton and Hove. They were taking in a debate about fees and charges for the coming financial year for dozens of services provided by Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017 at 11:45 am

Children with overdue library books will have to pay fines

Children who return their books late to libraries in Brighton and Hove will have to pay a fine from the spring. The decision was made as part of a plan to make up a budget shortfall of almost £50,000, members of Brighton and Hove City Council were told yesterday (Thursday 12...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017 at 11:31 am

Brighton road closed after lorry hits scaffolding

A busy Brighton cut-through road is closed this morning after a lorry hit some scaffolding at the end of rush hour. The accident happened in Baker Street, which runs from Ditchling Road to London Road, at about 8.45am. A spokesman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue said: “We...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017 at 9:36 am

Three men held in Hove kebab shop during raid by immigration officials

Three men were held during a raid on a kebab shop in Hove by immigration enforcement officials. The raid was carried out on Nayeb, on the corner of The Drive and Church Road, Hove, on Monday evening (9 January). It was described as an “intelligence-led operation” with three men,...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017 at 12:15 am

Bus crash delays rush-hour traffic in centre of Brighton

A bus crash in the centre of Brighton brought delays to rush-hour traffic. The shunt happened in North Street, close to the Clock Tower, just before 6pm yesterday evening (Thursday 12 January). A number 49 bus hit the back of another bus from the Brighton and Hove Buses fleet....
Posted On 13 Jan 2017 at 12:10 am
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