Brighton waxed jacket thief sentenced

A waxed jacket thief from Brighton has been given a community sentence by magistrates after he admitted stealing items worth almost £500. James Hughes, 56, of Newick Road, Moulsecoomb, pleaded guilty to theft. He stole three Barbour jackets from family-run Hansfords Men’s...
Posted On 20 Mar 2017 at 11:45 pm

Portslade man banned for being twice drink drive limit

A Portslade man has been banned from the road after being caught with twice as much alcohol in his breath as the legal limit. Adrian Hemsley, 37, of Burlington Gardens, Portslade, had 72 micrograms in 100 millilitres of breath when he was stopped on the A27 in Lancing on Tuesday...
Posted On 20 Mar 2017 at 11:20 pm

Brighton and Hove councillor resigns from Labour Party

A Brighton and Hove councillor has resigned from the Labour Party today (Monday 20 March) over the national leadership’s stance on Europe. Michael Inkpin-Leissner, who represents Hollingdean and Stanmer on Brighton and Hove City Council, emphasised that his resignation was not a...
Posted On 20 Mar 2017 at 6:38 pm

Seafront pavement and cycle path closed due to ‘unforeseen ground conditions’

The temporary shared cycle and pedestrian path at the bottom of West Street has been suddenly closed this afternoon due to “unforeseen ground conditions”. It’s thought that the closure is connected to works to rebuild the Shelter Hall beneath. A council...
Posted On 20 Mar 2017 at 5:46 pm

Plans to allow BIMM to use Hove Library gain support

Spaces in Hove Library will be put up for let this spring in a bid to raise money to keep the library running in its purpose-built Victorian building. Plans to relocate the library to Hove Museum were scrapped last year following a successful campaign led by former councillor...
Posted On 20 Mar 2017 at 5:34 pm

King’s House sale collapses

The multimillion pound sale of King’s House has collapsed because of “unresolvable issues” and will be put back on the market next month. A consortium of nine unnamed property developers had reportedly bid in excess of £20 million for the prominent seafront office...
Posted On 20 Mar 2017 at 5:28 pm

Brighton man sentenced for violent attack in Hove bar

A Brighton man has been spared prison after smashing a man’s face in with one punch at a troubled bar in Hove. Gary Dawes, 30, a roofer, of Saunders Park Rise, Brighton, was sentenced to 20 months in prison suspended for two years after he admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm...
Posted On 20 Mar 2017 at 4:40 pm

Two awards for Sussex stegosaur expert Tweetisaurus

The University of Brighton’s dinosaur expert has won two top awards. Dr Susannah (Susie) Maidment, who tweets as @Tweetisaurus, is an expert in stegosaurian dinosaur anatomy, taxonomy and systematics, and uses geological techniques to examine paleobiological problems. Her...
Posted On 20 Mar 2017 at 3:16 pm

Heads warn that £11.5m cuts to city education budget will push schools ‘beyond breaking point’

The head teachers of more than 40 Brighton and Hove primary schools have written to the city’s MPs, warning that massive budget cuts are pushing school budgets “beyond breaking point”. They say nursery class closures and reductions in support staff and services...
Posted On 20 Mar 2017 at 11:27 am

Investigation launched after Varsity violence

The future of sporting fixtures at Brighton and Sussex universities is under review as an investigation is launched into “shocking and disgraceful” outbreaks of violence at the annual Varsity sports day yesterday. Bars were closed, police called and spectators taken...
Posted On 20 Mar 2017 at 11:09 am
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