Elm Grove murderer on the loose

Detectives investigating the killing of a man in Elm Grove, Brighton, this afternoon said they were still looking for the man responsible - and that the murderer would have known his victim.
Posted On 16 Feb 2010 at 6:27 pm

Senile snails give insight into human ageing

Scientists are using the common pond snail to look for treatments for senility. Researchers at the University of Brighton have discovered that snails suffer the same kind of memory loss that humans experience as they get older. Professor Richard Faragher said: “One of the things...
Posted On 16 Feb 2010 at 2:28 pm

Children to take part in Brighton's take on the fourth plinth

Brighton and Hove children are being offered the chance to take part in their own unique artwork as part of the Children’s Festival in April. The festival is looking for 250 children aged five to 11 to appear for five minutes each in a giant golden frame – and do...
Posted On 16 Feb 2010 at 12:19 pm

Appeal for witnesses to Hove robbery

Police have launched an appeal after a young man was mugged by two thugs in Hove. The robbery took place at around midnight on Tuesday 9 February, in Clarendon Road, at the junction of Ethel Street. The victim, a local man, aged 23, was approached by two men who demanded and took...
Posted On 16 Feb 2010 at 11:47 am

Canine christening for new Gingerman pub

The Gingerman’s new Kemp Town pub is to be called the Ginger Dog. The successful Brighton and Hove chain launched a Facebook campaign to name its new venture, which will open in College Place, in place of the Wellington pub. On Friday, it announced Sue Ginge Venn was the...
Posted On 16 Feb 2010 at 11:42 am

£2k fine for modern windows in Brighton conservation area

Installing the wrong kind of windows in a Brighton conservation area has cost a shopkeeper £2,000 in court fees. Douglas Newman, owner of ‘Goldarts’ Jewellers and Pawnbrokers, installed uPVC windows in the maisonette above without applying for planning permission. The premises at...
Posted On 16 Feb 2010 at 10:15 am

Brighton cycle train pilot to start in March

A “bike train” in which cyclists would ride along Brighton’s Lewes Road in a convoy for safety reasons will be piloted in March. The train is being organised by Duncan Blinkhorn of the Lewes Road for Clean Air, who is planning to get cyclists to gather and ride...
Posted On 16 Feb 2010 at 10:00 am

Blue badge fraudster fined

A Hove driver found fraudulently using a blue badge belonging to a disabled person has been fined £525. Yiannis Meltsis, of Hove Park Villas, was instructed to pay £250 costs and £15 victim surcharge at Brighton Magistrates Court yesterday. The court heard how in February last...
Posted On 16 Feb 2010 at 9:32 am

Sussex Police uniform to change

Sussex Police is set to take its officers out of starched white shirt collars in favour of a more relaxed zip-up black polo tops. It is thought the uniform’s current trousers will also be exchanged for a combat style, with pockets down the legs. However, controversial...
Posted On 16 Feb 2010 at 9:14 am

Perfect Chicken anything but, health inspectors find

The owner of a fried chicken and kebab takeaway which failed to live up to its name has landed a court bill of more than £6,000 for breaching health regulations. When council inspectors visited Perfect Fried Chicken in Preston Street, Brighton, they found it was breaking a range...
Posted On 16 Feb 2010 at 9:08 am