Women and children burgle Brighton woman's home

Two women and two children who burgled a home in North Place, Brighton, are being hunted by police. The group stole cash and a digital camera from a woman in her fifties who invited them into her home from about 8pm to midnight on Tuesday (12 January). Police are looking for any...
Posted On 14 Jan 2010 at 10:03 pm

Brighton History Centre saved from cutbacks

A huge campaign to save the Brighton History Centre has succeeded. Brighton and Hove City Council’s Tory administration announced the u-turn this afternoon at a cabinet meeting. This followed a petition on the council’s website opposing the plans, signed by more than 1200...
Posted On 14 Jan 2010 at 9:59 pm

Smash EDO protest plans Brighton protest next week

Smash EDO is planning another major protest in Brighton on Monday. The last big-scale protest on May Day last year brought chaos to the streets of the city, as The Argus reported here. This time, it is again planning on bussing in supporters from around the country to demonstrate...
Posted On 14 Jan 2010 at 10:46 am

Brighton and Hove Council fourth most gay-friendly UK employer

Brighton and Hove City Council has been rated the fourth most gay-friendly employer in the country. Gay rights group Stonewall has today published its top 100 employers, which also features Sussex Police at number 34 and the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation at 58. This year 350...
Posted On 13 Jan 2010 at 6:21 pm

Hove man accused of imprisoning woman for sex attack

A Hove man has been charged with imprisoning a young woman with the intention of sexually assaulting her. Alan Tilley, 48. is accused of holding the 26-year-old local woman against her will at an address in Hove on December 23. He will appear tomorrow at Brighton...
Posted On 13 Jan 2010 at 5:58 pm

Brighton and Hove patients' £500,000 cost in translation

Brighton and Hove health bosses are spending more than half a million pounds a year on interpreters for patients visiting GPs and dentists. The £557,000 annual cost came to light in a report in The Sun, which put the national cost at £22 million. The newspaper said that Brighton...
Posted On 13 Jan 2010 at 10:02 am

Here we go again – more snow for Brighton and Hove

A fresh snowy blanket has once again thrown the city into chaos this morning. Buses are again disrupted, trains are cancelled, and schools have once again shut their doors. This time, it’s hoped more householders will clear the pavements after it’s was made clear last...
Posted On 13 Jan 2010 at 8:19 am

Brighton and Hove Albion lavished with praise by Lord

Brighton and Hove Albion have been praised in a debate in the House of Lords. Lord Pendry sang the Seagulls’ praises as he brought up the problem of childhood obesity. He reeled off statistics in the Lords debate about the growing problem of childhood obesity and he spelt out...
Posted On 12 Jan 2010 at 11:55 am

Brighton medical researchers given £1.5m to fight sex infections

Researchers in Brighton have been awarded £1.5 million to find ways to treat partners of people with sexually transmitted diseases to tackle the continuing spread of infections. Increasing numbers of patients are having chlamydia and gonorrhoea diagnosed and treated. Their...
Posted On 12 Jan 2010 at 8:50 am

MP says scrimping on grit has cost us all

A local MP took the Government to task yesterday for scrimping on salt and grit. Norman Baker, the Liberal Democrat MP whose Lewes constituency includes Falmer and Saltdean, said that if councils stocked higher levels of grit and salt then the wintry weather would have caused...
Posted On 12 Jan 2010 at 7:53 am