Patients plead for return of Brighton Googlewhack doctor

Brighton patients are pleading for the return of a diabetes doctor who has been suspended for unethical practices when writing academic papers – including acknowledging a fictitious doctor because his invented name made it easier to find papers on Google. Dr Paul Grant,...
Posted On 16 Feb 2018 at 3:44 pm

Plans for early morning recycling trucks draw complaints from neighbours

Neighbours of a recycling plant are fighting its request to allow skip wagons to leave its site as early as 6.45am, saying the noise will wake them up and ‘degrade’ their lives. Private waste contractor KSD Environmental is currently not allowed to send wagons and...
Posted On 16 Feb 2018 at 2:40 pm

Firefighters to practice high rise rescue in Brighton city centre

If you see scores of firefighters in North Road next week, don’t panic – East Sussex Fire and Rescue are conducting a high rise exercise. Crews from Preston Circus, Roedean, Hove and Lewes will practising their response to reports of a fire in a building on North...
Posted On 16 Feb 2018 at 11:37 am

Brighton man who fled child porn charges jailed after being caught in Wales

A Brighton man who went on the run after being discovered looking at child porn in Jubilee Library in 2014 was finally jailed today after being caught shoplifting in Wales. Christopher Bunn, 38, of no fixed address, had been arrested in October 2014 on suspicion of possessing...
Posted On 13 Feb 2018 at 5:47 pm

Thug armed with nunchakus stopped in tracks by Brighton police dog

A thug who brandished these nunchakus during a row with another man was stopped in his tracks by a Brighton police dog. William Gunn, 26, was discovered near his home in Fleet Street just before Christmas by SC Josh Howell and PC Mark Fox as they patrolled the New England...
Posted On 13 Feb 2018 at 5:40 pm

Brighton cafe hits back at claims her customers use neighbours’ garden as a toilet

The owner of a licensed cafe says she is bemused by a flood of objections to her bid to be able to sell beer from elderly neighbours who claim her existing customers regularly pee and poo in their garden. Elina Sellings already has a licence to sell wine and spirits at Oseta Cafe...
Posted On 13 Feb 2018 at 5:30 pm

Brighton dressmaker remanded over Hove stabbing

A Brighton dress designer has been remanded in custody until next month after appearing in court charged with stabbing a man in Hove. Katherine Bruzas-Quinn, 32, appeared at Brighton Magistrates Court yesterday charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent. Police are...
Posted On 13 Feb 2018 at 2:50 pm

Brighton’s Big Screen boss ‘heartbroken’ after UK’s largest open air cinema operator wins beach film bid

The man who brought open air cinema to Brighton beach says he is “totally and entirely” heartbroken after a London company outbid him for the rights to use the seafront. Brighton’s Big Screen Bill Murray, of Hove-based Murray Media and Brighton Big Screen...
Posted On 09 Feb 2018 at 7:02 pm

Whitehawk post office opening hours increased

The Whitehawk Road Post Office is to open for longer from next month following a refurb last autumn. The post office will close for a day from noon on Wednesday, 7 March before opening the following afternoon with the longer hours, increasing to seven days a week with more than...
Posted On 08 Feb 2018 at 1:00 pm

Calls for action as Brighton folly crumbles

A Victorian lookout tower which forms the centrepiece of a Brighton park is due to get some tlc after falling into disrepair. The Grade II listed Tarner turret, also known locally as the folly, is said to have been built by merchant Edwin Tarner so he could sight ships coming...
Posted On 07 Feb 2018 at 1:50 pm