Snake discovered after nine-month game of hide and seek

A pet snake has been discovered hiding away in a nook of its Brighton home – nine months after it gave its young owner the slip. The BBC reports that Sirus Nimmo, 10, lost Caroline the corn snake when he left the lid of her tank open in April 2009. But on Wednesday, the...
Posted On 31 Jan 2010 at 10:11 am

No holiday on ice for Brighton and Hove Albion

Brighton and Hove Albion 0 Millwall 1 The Albion succumbed to yet another home defeat, and have now not won a league match at Withdean since October 13 last year.
Posted On 31 Jan 2010 at 12:02 am

Church pastors on patrol in Brighton to help drunken partygoers

Brighton may be the most Godless city in Britain, but those who overindulge on a Friday night will now be helped home by Christian street pastors The volunteers started their patrols last night outside city centre pubs and clubs from 10pm to 4pm. They will now be there every...
Posted On 30 Jan 2010 at 9:13 am

Brighton woman forged letter to con benefits

A Brighton woman who faked a landlord’s letter to claim more than £12,000 in benefits has been given an eight week prison sentence, suspended for a year. Dawn Hardwick, of Montpelier Road, pleaded guilty to eight charges of housing and council tax benefit fraud at Brighton...
Posted On 29 Jan 2010 at 11:18 am

Apprenticeships available in Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove Training Association is offering full funding for apprenticeships for people aged under 25. The apprenticeships, which include an NVQ, technical certificate and key skills training, are available in: Customer Care Health and Social Care Sports and Leisure...
Posted On 29 Jan 2010 at 10:31 am

New community police officer for Kemp Town

The St James’s Area of Kemp Town has a new police community support officer (PCSO) pounding the beat. PCSO Francesca Parsons has joined the force’s best-named officer, PCSO Sam Justice, and together they will be helping tackle antisocial behaviour in the area. Central...
Posted On 29 Jan 2010 at 8:50 am

Brighton court tags parent of persistent truants

A parent who repeatedly failed to send their two children to school has been forced to wear an electronic tag to ensure they comply with a court curfew. The unusual sentence was passed by Brighton Magistrates Court, which heard that one child, a five-year-old, had attended just...
Posted On 29 Jan 2010 at 8:03 am

First Capital Connect could be re-nationalised, minister says

The “appalling” service on First Capital Connect’s Brighton to Bedford line could see it being taken back into public ownership, a minster said today. When asked whether he would consider re-nationalising the franchise today, transport minister Sadiq Khan said:...
Posted On 28 Jan 2010 at 11:29 pm

Long journey back to Brighton after M23 closed

Commuters are being forced to take the long way back to Brighton tonight after a lorry overturned and shed its load on the M23, closing it just in time for rush hour. The motorway is still closed now, and the Highways Agency say it is not likely to open before 11pm. The accident...
Posted On 28 Jan 2010 at 9:26 pm

Puppy dumped at Brighton and Hove council offices

A 15 week old puppy was dumped in a rucksack at council offices – but has already been found a new home. Animal welfare officers who discovered the cute dog as they arrived for work at Bartholemew House in Bartholemew Square, Brighton, believe he was probably an unwanted...
Posted On 28 Jan 2010 at 9:51 am