Sussex professor plants scientific thoughts for Christmas

Sussex University ecologist Sue Hartley is a star turn in the Christmas television schedule. Professor Hartley gave the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures this year and they are being screened on More 4 all this week. The annual lecture series began in 1825 and Professor...
Posted On 23 Dec 2009 at 12:56 pm

Albion fans retain good reputation

Supporters of Brighton and Hove Albion continue to enjoy a reputation for good behaviour. National statistics for football related arrests and banning orders during the 2008-09 season were released by the Home Office today. They show that just eight people who attended Brighton...
Posted On 23 Dec 2009 at 12:15 am

Brighton University opens £25m building

Brighton University has celebrated the opening of a new £25 million building at its Falmer campus by using a photograph of it on the university’s official Christmas card. The Checkland Building is home to the university’s School of Education. It also houses the languages...
Posted On 22 Dec 2009 at 9:58 am

Cold snap spells broken bones for 100 Brighton patients

For dozens of people in Brighton and Hove the cold snap was literally just that. A hundred patients are awaiting surgery for broken bones after falling on ice covered streets. The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Kemp Town treated hundreds of patients over the worst of the snowy...
Posted On 21 Dec 2009 at 11:54 pm

Brighton TV executive spared prison over child porn

A former BBC sports producer with a home in Brighton has been spared prison after he admitted collecting child porn. Martyn Smith, 44, who worked on Sport Relief with Gary Lineker, was handed a suspended prison sentence at Southwark Crown Court. Police raided a property in...
Posted On 21 Dec 2009 at 8:47 pm

Brighton academic's galactic ambition

A Brighton academic is helping his neighbours to glimpse life in space. Dr Mark Erickson posts details in the window of his house of when the International Space Station (ISS) can be seen with the naked eye. Dr Erickson, a sociology lecturer at Brighton University, regularly...
Posted On 19 Dec 2009 at 12:30 am

Brighton and Hove has nine-year housing backlog

Brighton and Hove’s housing backlog will take almost nine years to clear, according to a report by Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity. The estimate is contained in a report which places Brighton and Hove City Council in the bottom third in the country, Green councillor...
Posted On 18 Dec 2009 at 8:19 pm

Police raise hospice funds at Brighton party conference

Money raised by Sussex Police during the Labour Party conference in Brighton has been donated to a children’s hospice. Chief Constable Martin Richards and Chief Inspector Lawrence Hobbs presented a cheque for £2,075 to Chestnut Tree House. Officers raised £1,575 during the Labour...
Posted On 18 Dec 2009 at 2:42 pm

Brighton late venue refused a licence

Efforts to tackle Brighton’s boozy night life and the problems that go with it were given a boost yesterday, according to a concerned councillor. Jason Kitcat, one of the Green Party councillors for Regency on Brighton and Hove City Council, applauded the decision to refuse a...
Posted On 18 Dec 2009 at 1:09 am

Brighton employer to create 200 jobs

Half of the 400 Brighton staff facing redundancy at Lloyds TSB are being offered jobs in the city by Domestic & General. Two hundred jobs are being offered by Domestic & General, the owner of Inkfish Call Centres. The company has collaborated with Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 18 Dec 2009 at 12:30 am