Two Brighton ranks to have taxi marshals

Taxi marshals are to help manage queues as part of a scheme to improve safety when people go for out a night out in Brighton town centre. The marshals will work on Friday and Saturday nights until April and ensure that only licensed Brighton and Hove cabs use taxi ranks. They...
Posted On 17 Dec 2009 at 7:45 am

Brighton and Hove to have seat on national park authority

The South Downs National Park Authority will have 27 members, including one from Brighton and Hove City Council. The size – and the make up – of the authority has been set out in a ministerial statement by Hilary Benn, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural...
Posted On 17 Dec 2009 at 7:40 am

Brighton University celebrates shooting star

Eighteen-year-old Guy Franklin is proving to be something of a shooting star. He milks his father’s cows, studies at university and then practises being one of the world’s top marksmen. Now Brighton University is celebrating his achievements and his potential in its in-house...
Posted On 16 Dec 2009 at 7:52 pm

Brighton pair jailed for ticket machine thefts

Two people from Brighton have been jailed for stealing thousands of pounds from railway station ticket machines and causing more than £150,000 of damage. Christopher Loccorriere, 40, of Chailey Road, Moulsecoomb, and Lisa Marchant, 34, of neighbouring Newick Road, admitted...
Posted On 16 Dec 2009 at 5:13 pm

Sainsbury's targets Hove Tesco

Sainsbury’s looks likely to open a second shop in Western Road on a site that sits opposite a busy Tesco. The supermarket company has started fitting out the store in two vacant units in Western Road, Hove. The two units were occupied by Fast Signs and Design Interiors in the old...
Posted On 15 Dec 2009 at 11:33 pm

Former Brighton nurse's attacker found guilty

The man who tried to kill a former Brighton nurse is expected to receive a life sentence at the Old Bailey tomorrow (Wednesday 16 December). David Kilcullen, 46, denied trying to kill Chris Bevan, 57, who used to work as a psychiatric nurse in Brighton. He also denied murdering...
Posted On 15 Dec 2009 at 6:27 pm

Thameslink woes continue

Brighton and Hove commuters are still having to endure a reduced timetable on Thameslink trains. First Capital Connect, which runs Thameslink trains through London Bridge to Blackfriars, King’s Cross and Bedford, brought in its winter timetable yesterday (Sunday 13 December). But...
Posted On 14 Dec 2009 at 3:45 pm

Brighton and Hove domestic violence warning

Police officers from Brighton and Hove will form dedicated patrol units to tackle domestic violence over Christmas and the new year. A similar campaign by Sussex Police last year dealt with 366 reports of domestic violence in the city over a period of just under three weeks. The...
Posted On 14 Dec 2009 at 10:17 am

Former Brighton nurse awaits jury's verdict

A former Brighton nurse is expected to learn tomorrow whether the man accused of trying to kill him and of murdering his partner will be convicted by a jury. Barristers for the prosecution and defence made their closing submissions to the jury in the trial of scaffolder David...
Posted On 13 Dec 2009 at 11:26 pm

Hove school to celebrate popular teacher's life

A Hove school is holding a celebration evening to commemorate a popular teacher who died suddenly last month. Mike Fawcett, an English and drama teacher at Blatchington Mill, was found dead at his home on Wednesday 18 November. He was 40. His parents Eric and Pauline and sister...
Posted On 12 Dec 2009 at 7:55 am