Union leader rails against Southern during election trip to Brighton

The would-be leader of Britain’s biggest trade union slated Southern during an election visit to Brighton today (Wednesday 1 February). Gerard Coyne said that Southern Rail bosses were “unfit for purpose” and should be sacked – and he criticised government ministers for backing...
Posted On 01 Feb 2017 at 11:55 pm

Hove school proposes later school day to help owlish teens learn better

A Hove secondary school is proposing starting its day an hour later to better chime with teenagers’ body clocks. Recent research has suggested that teenagers’ circadian rhythms are about two hours later than adults, which can have the knock on effect that sticking to...
Posted On 01 Feb 2017 at 2:51 pm

County Ground in Hove to host women’s cricket Super League finals

The County Ground in Hove has been chosen to host the women’s cricket Super League finals day in September. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced the Super League fixtures list today for the Super League’s second season. The 15 group stage matches are due to take...
Posted On 01 Feb 2017 at 1:29 pm

Commuters apply for judicial review of Government’s handling of Southern

A commuters’ group has applied for a judicial review into the Government’s handling of the Southern Rail management contract after raising more than £26,000 from fellow passengers last year. The application is the result of five months work, which the Association of...
Posted On 01 Feb 2017 at 12:49 pm

11 drug related arrests at The Level during three-day operation

A three-day police operation to tackle drug dealing at The Level has landed 11 people in police cells. Although the park’s revamp has won awards, The Level has been a hotspot for drug related antisocial behaviour for many months, which has affected the whole park with...
Posted On 01 Feb 2017 at 11:59 am

Brighton man jailed for raping child over several years in Portslade

A Brighton man has been sent to prison for a total of 15 years, with an extended sentence period of five years, over a series of sex offences against a young girl over a period of seven years, and possession of indecent images of children. Ashley Borrer (pictured) 37, unemployed,...
Posted On 01 Feb 2017 at 11:26 am

Car hits Brighton house – bid to trace owner

Police are seeking the owner of a car that either rolled or was driven into a house in Brighton. It is thought that the blue Vauxhall Corsa collided with the house in Islingword Road between 7.30 and 8am on Wednesday (February 1). The man who lives in the house was left shocked,...
Posted On 01 Feb 2017 at 10:40 am

Motorbike set on fire

A motorbike was set on fire in the early hours of this morning, destroying the bike and also charring a lock up garage in Brighton. Three fire engines, including the aerial ladder platform, were sent to Sussex Place at 2.29am this morning following reports of a garage fire. On...
Posted On 01 Feb 2017 at 10:20 am

Groping cyclist strikes again

Brighton police have made a third appeal for information about a cyclist who gropes women across Brighton and Hove before riding away. Between 29 December 2016 and 28 January 2017, 16 women have contacted police reporting that they have been grabbed or touched from behind, or had...
Posted On 01 Feb 2017 at 10:15 am
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