Man arrested over Elm Grove murder

Detectives investigating the stabbing of a man in Elm Grove, Brighton, are today interviewing a 40-year-old man who was arrested in London late last night on suspicion of the murder. The victim, 51-year-old Gordon Stalker, of 67 Elm Grove, was found dead in the hallway of the...
Posted On 18 Feb 2010 at 12:49 pm

Seven arrested after brawl leaves Brighton man seriously injured

Seven men have been arrested after a man was left with life-threatening head injuries in what is believed to be an unprovoked attack in Trinity Street, Brighton, in the early hours of this morning. Police found the 20-year-old man from Bevendean walking in Popes Folly, near Lewes...
Posted On 18 Feb 2010 at 12:45 pm

Albion use football to teach Moulsecoomb kids dangers of booze

The sale of unclaimed property handed to police has raised £280 for an alcohol awareness football tournament for young people in Moulsecoomb. The free tournament next Saturday, February 27 is being run by Brighton and Hove Albion in partnership with Sussex Police and Communities...
Posted On 18 Feb 2010 at 10:40 am

Brighton hosts youth cadets' 150 year anniversary

Cadets gathered at their Brighton HQ this week to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the movement. The BBC has a video of the event, held at the Sussex Army headquarters in Dyke Road, here. Colonel Chris Blessington, who chairs the Sussex Cadet150 committee, said: “We are...
Posted On 18 Feb 2010 at 9:46 am

Bush pruning sparks bird safety fears

A spate of harsh pruning in St Ann’s Well Gardens and Adelaide Crescent has sparked fears birdlife might be at risk. Bushes and shrubs have been cut back to such an extent residents say they have been “butchered”. But Brighton and Hove City Council has defended...
Posted On 18 Feb 2010 at 9:33 am

Household painkillers are drug-death Brighton's most common overdose drug

Brighton and Hove may have regained the unenviable title of the UK’s drug death capital – but the most common substance people overdosed on last year paracetamol. Figures released to Brighton and Hove News under the Freedom of Information Act show that 215 people came...
Posted On 18 Feb 2010 at 8:58 am

Brighton and Hove cycle lane proposal to be scrapped

Brighton and Hove City Council is believed to have dropped plans for a cycle lane along Old Shoreham Road. The council carried out a public consultation last year but has not published the result. A majority of respondents were believed to have favoured the cycle route although...
Posted On 18 Feb 2010 at 2:11 am

Tributes to Elm Grove murder victim Gordon Stalker

Brighton police this afternoon named the victim of the Elm Grove murder as 51-year-old Gordon Stalker. Mr Stalker, a regular at the Lewes Road Community Garden project, was stabbed to death at his home of 16 years by someone police believe he knew. Today tributes to him were...
Posted On 17 Feb 2010 at 10:16 pm

Good Samaritan blinded by Brighton train thugs

A train passenger was left partially blinded after stepping in to help a ticket inspector who was being heckled by yobs. The attack happened when three men who boarded at Brighton’s London Road station without tickets became aggressive after being confronted by the...
Posted On 17 Feb 2010 at 6:38 pm

Portslade Community College to become academy

Portslade Community College looks likely to become an academy school. One of the sponsors is expected to be the businessman Rod Aldridge, who went to school in Portslade more than 40 years ago. Mr Aldridge, 62, is the main sponsor of the Falmer Academy, which is due to open in...
Posted On 17 Feb 2010 at 4:34 pm