Man with HIV denies deliberately infecting sexual partners in Brighton

A man with HIV has denied deliberately infecting his sexual partners in the Brighton area, a court was told. Daryll Rowe, 26, of no fixed address, pleaded not guilty when he appeared via video link at Lewes Crown Court on Monday (6 February). Sussex Police said: “A man charged...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017 at 10:31 pm

Brighton and Hove planners approve £99m university scheme

Planners have approved a £99 million scheme which includes a new life sciences building on the Sussex University campus at Falmer. The plans also include a bio innovation centre where it is hoped that ideas, discoveries and research can be utilised by business start-ups. And the...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017 at 10:17 pm

Activists call for Germaine Greer appearance at International Women’s Day event to be shelved

A planned talk on eco-feminism by veteran feminist Germaine Greer has drawn protests from people who are angry she has been invited to talk because of her past comments about transwomen. The complaints come two weeks after a request from the organisers of the anti-Trump march for...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017 at 1:44 pm

Brighton council leader calls for more government cash for care after details of Surrey ‘special deal’ revealed

Brighton council leader Warren Morgan has called for an investigation into whether Surrey has been given a special deal to help pay for social care after details of exchanges between the county council and the government were dramatically leaked today. The exchanges between...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017 at 12:51 pm

Ponies join sheep to graze city grassland

Seven New Forest ponies have this week joined the sheep used to maintain and restore Brighton and Hove’s ancient flower rich grasslands. Sheep were introduced by CityParks about twenty years ago on the outskirts of the city after a break of 50 years, in the hope that their...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017 at 12:05 pm

Martlets closes Western Road shop

A charity shop which has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for Martlets Hospice is to close in the next few weeks as its owners, Taj, pursue new plans for it. The shop, which sold second hand furniture as well as clothes, books and bric a brac, will be holding a closing down...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017 at 11:00 am

Burnt food and bathroom fire keep Brighton and Hove firefighters busy

Firefighters were called to a burnt pan of food and a bathroom fire in Hove within minutes of each other yesterday afternoon. At 5.21pm, two appliances from Brighton and Hove were sent to Lyndhurst Road, in Hove, following reports of an incident in a kitchen involving a pan of...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017 at 10:19 am

Tailbacks on A27 Brighton bypass after three-car shunt by junction

Drivers were delayed during the rush hour after a three-car shunt on the A27 Brighton bypass by the turn-off to Hangleton, Portslade and Shoreham Harbour. The queues went back to the Devil’s Dyke turn-off after the crash shortly after 8.30am this morning (Wednesday 8 February)....
Posted On 08 Feb 2017 at 9:22 am