Man to stand trial charged with raping woman in Brighton

A man has been given the date for his trial on a charge of raping a woman in Brighton last month. Dongxu Su, 32, of Caius Court, Stoney Lane, Shoreham, is in custody as he waits for his case to come before a jury. He appeared by video link at Hove Crown Court today (Tuesday 21...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 6:55 pm

Brighton man jailed again over stolen car

A young man from Brighton has been jailed for driving a stolen car – and spent his 21st birthday in prison awaiting trial. Jake Hall, 21, was sent down for 20 months in total by Judge Christine Laing at Hove Crown Court after he admitted three offences which he committed on...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 5:49 pm

RMT moves strike to Grand National Day after Southern’s offer of talks

The RMT rail union announced today that it is moving its latest day of strike action to 8 April – the day of the Grand National – after Southern bosses offered talks on 4 April, the original date. Southern’s parent company GTR offered talks on that day last...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 4:30 pm

Grand plans for Palace Pier revealed as it opens Brighton’s largest soft play

The new owners of the Palace Pier have revealed plans to revamp its bars and fish and chip restaurant as part of a long term overhaul of the attraction, which continues this month with the opening of Brighton’s biggest soft play. The pier was bought about a year ago by...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 3:42 pm

Brighton and Hove council scraps sale of two downland sites

Brighton and Hove City Council has scrapped the sale of two downland sites at Poynings and Plumpton after a public outcry prompted a review. The decision is expected to rubberstamped at a policy committee meeting in early May. Previously councillors were told that the money...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 3:39 pm

Seafront path to remain closed for days because of ‘very unstable’ ground

The temporary pedestrian and cycle path by the Shelter Hall on the seafront will now be closed for a few days while work to stablise the “very unstable” ground there takes place. The Shelter Hall at the bottom of West Street is undergoing restoration as part of a...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 3:02 pm

Public asked to help shape future of Hove’s biggest new estate

The public are being asked to help shape the future of Hove’s biggest new housing estate, with at least 700 homes planned for Toad’s Hole Valley. A draft blueprint has been drawn up which, once adopted, will set the limits on what can and can’t be built on the 91-acre site on the...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 2:52 pm

Brighton university staff to strike

Staff at Brighton University will walk out from 1pm next Friday (31 March) in a dispute over plans to limit promotions, downgrade teaching staff and make others redundant. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at the university will also begin working to contract from...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 2:43 pm

Pregnant sheep flock on to Falmer Road in Woodingdean

A hiker who left a gate open inadvertently opened the way for a flock of almost 100 pregnant sheep to run on to a main road in Woodingdean. The sheep were fleeing a dog which had been let off its lead by its owner, who was unaware that the sheep were in the road. One of the ewes...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 9:56 am

Judge probes Brighton defendant after he misses court

A Brighton man accused of being a drug dealer missed court last week to go to his doctor because he was worried that he might have cancer. But yesterday (Monday 20 March) Brighton Crown Court was told that 28-year-old Ashley Richardson – also known as Ashley Gunner – may just...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 1:26 am
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