Strike at Sussex University begins

Hundreds of staff at the University of Sussex are on strike today in protest at plans to cut about a hundred jobs. The action has been called by the The University and College Union (UCU), which says the action was prompted by a refusal by the university to agree to talks or lift...
Posted On 18 Mar 2010 at 8:29 am

Residents parking for Hanover and Elm Grove on the cards

Parking permits could be implemented in Hanover and Elm Grove by next summer – but only if enough residents and businesses give the go ahead. Last autumn, 70% of people responding to a survey in the area said parking was a problem, and more than half said commuter parking...
Posted On 18 Mar 2010 at 8:13 am

Brighton and Hove Albion: Three Goals Three Goals!

Albion achieved their most emphatic Withdean win of the season on Tuesday night. The same team that was on duty and lost narrowly to Swindon was selected by Gus Poyet.
Posted On 17 Mar 2010 at 10:52 pm

Conman who targeted Brighton transvestite jailed

A man who targeted a Brighton transvestite through a dating website using the name “Slick Nick” before stealing his property has been jailed for five years. Nicholas Rowell, 44, pleaded guilty to stealing jewellery, a laptop, mobile phone, camera and debit card from...
Posted On 16 Mar 2010 at 3:42 pm

Funeral for Elm Grove murder victim Gordon Stalker

A funeral will be held next Friday for a popular man who was stabbed to death in Elm Grove, Brighton, last month. Gordon Stalker, 51, who was well known at the Lewes Road Community Garden project, was stabbed to death at his home of 16 years on Monday, February 15. A spokesman...
Posted On 16 Mar 2010 at 9:56 am

Google snaps a Brighton seagull

Since going live in Brighton and Hove last Thursday, some great images have been spotted on Google Street View. This chance snap of a seagull with bread in its mouthe, which was doing the rounds on Twitter yesterday, has been described as capturing “the true spirit of...
Posted On 16 Mar 2010 at 8:55 am

Thousands join campaign to save Saltdean Lido

More than 2,500 people have joined a campaign to save the historic Saltdean Lido from closure. The 1930s outdoor swimming pool’s owner, Dennis Audley, wants to concrete over the pool and build 100 flats in a £12million development. The building’s facade would stay...
Posted On 15 Mar 2010 at 8:03 pm

In pictures: Brighton and Hove Spring Harvest Festival

New Road was packed to the brim with colourful and mouth-watering produce for the Big Sussex Market, part of Brighton and Hove’s Spring Harvest Festival, on Saturday and Sunday. An estimated 35,000 people came to the market, the biggest of its kind on the south coast. Click...
Posted On 15 Mar 2010 at 7:26 pm

In pictures: the Pioneer Motorcycle Run

The annual Pioneer Motorcycle run took place in bright spring sunshine yesterday. Hundreds of vintage motorbikes started their journey in Tattenham Corner by the Epsom Downs, and made their way down to the seaside on Madeira Drive in Brighton. The Sunbeam Motorcycle Club has...
Posted On 15 Mar 2010 at 7:02 pm

Brighton benefit cheat landed with £2,400 bill

A Brighton man has admitted four charges of fraudulently claiming housing benefit and council tax benefit. Patrick Stoney, 62, of Edward Street, Brighton, was fined £200 for each offence, making £800 in total. Unemployed Stoney was also ordered to pay £1,600 legal costs and a £15...
Posted On 15 Mar 2010 at 2:23 pm