Brighton biotech firm asks investors for £10m to battle hospital superbugs

A Brighton biotech firm is asking stock market investors for at least £10 million to support its battle to beat hospital superbugs. Destiny Pharma hopes to raise the money by selling its shares on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) which is sometimes referred to as the...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017 at 8:39 pm

Brighton business leaders invited to swim with the sharks

Some have compared the corporate world to shark-infested waters – and now business leaders can check out the comparison for themselves. Members of Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce are heading to the Sea Life Centre for a behind the scenes visit. Max Leviston, general manager...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017 at 4:52 pm

Making Brexit work for Brighton and Hove

As a city with an international outlook, it’s easy to understand the reservations many people have about Brexit. But it’s happening and the most important thing now is to make it work. One of the things happening behind the scenes is that councillors and officials are looking at...
Posted On 17 Aug 2017 at 6:03 am

Dozens of firefighters battle blaze in Falmer

Dozens of firefighters have spent the afternoon battling a blaze in a field in Falmer, close to the Sussex University campus. The cause of the fire, off Ridge Road, is not known and an investigation is now under way, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said. The fire service...
Posted On 16 Aug 2017 at 5:53 pm

Brighton and Hove bus bosses praised for swift action to deal with paedophile driver

Bus bosses have been praised by a senior child protection official for the prompt and professional way that they dealt with a paedophile driver from Brighton. The plaudit came after Mark Spalding, 29, of Whitehawk Road, Brighton, was jailed for nine years at Hove Crown Court...
Posted On 15 Aug 2017 at 7:11 pm

Brighton bus driver jailed for sexually abusing girls

A bus driver from Brighton has been jailed for sexually abusing two girls and two women. Mark Spalding, 29, of Whitehawk Road, Brighton, abused the two women – overseas students – on a bus on the Sussex University campus, having pulled over in Village Way, Falmer. One of his...
Posted On 15 Aug 2017 at 2:13 pm

Plans to build retirement home complex in Brighton rejected by government inspector

A scheme to build 44 retirement flats in Patcham has been rejected by a government planning inspector to the delight of neighbours. McCarthy and Stone and its subsidiary business YourLife Management Services want to demolish five two-storey houses and build a three-storey complex...
Posted On 14 Aug 2017 at 8:36 pm

Brighton shop under investigation after £1.3m haul of fake Apple goods seized

A Brighton shop is under investigation after a £1.3 million haul of fake Apple goods was seized by police and trading standards officers. The raid – at a warehouse in Kingston upon Thames – was carried out with support from investigators from Apple. West Sussex County Council...
Posted On 13 Aug 2017 at 12:11 am

Long delays and cancellations hit trains to and from Brighton

A group of men were involved in a chase along the main London to Brighton railway track this afternoon (Friday 11 August) causing significant disruption to services. The men were spotted at 12.50pm by a train driver and as a result the power was switched off on the tracks for 90...
Posted On 11 Aug 2017 at 10:20 pm

Brighton developer pledges £25k towards Madeira Terraces crowdfunder

A Brighton developer has pledged £25,000 towards the crowdfunding campaign to kickstart the regeneration of the Madeira Terraces. U+I, which is building hundreds of homes on the site of the old fruit and veg market in Circus Street, Brighton, pledged the money yesterday (Thursday...
Posted On 11 Aug 2017 at 3:15 pm