Owen hosts Hove 'Question Time'

TV newsreader Nicholas Owen chaired a Question Time style session at Hove Town Hall on Saturday. The 90-minute session gave residents a chance to question a panel of Brighton and Hove councillors and representatives from the police, health service and community sector. It marked...
Posted On 23 Nov 2009 at 11:19 pm

Brighton and Hove taxi numbers may soar

Restrictions on the number of taxis in Brighton and Hove could be scrapped. At present 528 cabbies have licences, with five new licences granted each year in May. Brighton and Hove City Council is one of the few local authorities to restrict the number of taxi licences. It has no...
Posted On 22 Nov 2009 at 11:31 pm

Revamp for Brighton Society website

One of Brighton’s most respected campaigning groups has revamped its website. The Brighton Society aims to conserve and improve the amenities of Brighton and Hove and encourages the preservation of architecturally and historically interesting buildings. The society was set up in...
Posted On 21 Nov 2009 at 8:13 pm

Vicious gang of burglars thought to have struck in Ditchling

A gang of burglars responsible for savage attacks on elderly people in their homes are thought to have struck again in Ditchling. Last night burglars raided the house of an elderly man, tying him up while they searched the house for valuables. It follows two other savage attacks...
Posted On 21 Nov 2009 at 9:13 am

Brighton man jailed for 13 years for leaving victim paralysed after attack

A Brighton man has been jailed for 13 years today for an unprovoked attack on Hove seafront. Jamie Chesher, 32, of Regency Square, Brighton, is expected to serve at least six and a half years for the assault which left Simon Craddock paralysed. Chesher was sentenced at Hove Crown...
Posted On 20 Nov 2009 at 9:41 pm

Brighton TV executive in custody for child porn

A former BBC sports producer with a home in Brighton admitted collecting child porn when he appeared today at Southwark Crown Court. Martyn Smith, 44, is being held in custody until Friday 18 December when he will be sentenced. Police raided a property in Chichester Terrace, Kemp...
Posted On 20 Nov 2009 at 4:36 pm

Portslade man dies after being crushed by bulldozer

A 60-year-old Portslade man has died after he was crushed by a bulldozer while working on a Sussex beach. Michael Streeter, of St Nicholas Road, Portslade, was working for the Environment Agency, shifting shingle on the beach at Selsey, West Sussex. A colleague raised the alarm...
Posted On 20 Nov 2009 at 3:45 pm

Iraq medal for Brighton police inspector

A Brighton police officer has been presented with the Iraq Reconstruction Medal. Inspector Alan Costello was presented with the medal at a long service and good conduct ceremony. He also collected a certificate of service and a general certificate of appreciation in recognition...
Posted On 20 Nov 2009 at 1:58 am

Brighton professor gives inaugural lecture

A medical expert will give his inaugural lecture at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School next week. Professor Pietro Ghezzi will explain how the cures for devastating injuries and diseases including strokes and multiple sclerosis may be hiding inside proteins in the body’s...
Posted On 20 Nov 2009 at 1:36 am

Brighton premises raided in internet drugs clampdown

A Brighton property is among 13 raided as part of a clampdown on people using the internet to sell fake or illicit drugs. The raids took place across the country this week and were co-ordinated by Interpol and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)....
Posted On 19 Nov 2009 at 11:58 pm