Sussex Uni suspends student filmed selling mephedrone

The University of Sussex announced this afternoon it had suspended a student filmed selling the recently-banned drug mephedrone to an undercover BBC reporter. A BBC South East Today reporter bought two grams of the drug for £55 from a dealer on the Falmer campus – and went...
Posted On 25 May 2010 at 10:39 pm

Whitehawk mobility scooter display team launches

Whitehawk is soon to get its own answer to the Red Arrows – but the Red Tarts display team will be using a much more unusual and down to earth mode of transport. The Tarts, which stands for Tenants and Residents Together, is recruiting mobility scooter rider to join its...
Posted On 25 May 2010 at 1:19 pm

Youngsters bid for money to build new Hollingdean skate park

Four young people from Hollingdean are keeping their fingers crossed that their bid for money to build a new skate park will be successful. Luke, James, Max and Giuseppe put together their own application to the Youth Capital Fund for £20,000 to rebuild Hollingdean skate park....
Posted On 25 May 2010 at 9:58 am

NHS Brighton and Hove raises concern over treatment of mentally ill patients

Brighton and Hove health chiefs are due to express their concern today about the treatment of mentally ill patients in the city. The issue is flagged up in a report to the board of NHS Brighton and Hove – the primary care trust (PCT) that commissions health services for patients....
Posted On 25 May 2010 at 8:39 am

Labour chooses Brighton council by-election hopeful

Brighton and Hove Labour Party has selected Tom French, 24, to fight the by-election in the St Peter’s and North Laine ward. Mr French beat competition from three rivals to contest the seat vacated by Keith Taylor on Brighton and Hove City Council. Mr Taylor has become a Green...
Posted On 24 May 2010 at 9:15 pm

Couple quizzed over World Cup fraud

A couple have been questioned on suspicion of conning football fans by selling them World Cup packages to South Africa after their Brighton company had gone bust. BYT World Cup 2010 sold package trips including travel, accommodation and match tickets for the World Cup finals in...
Posted On 24 May 2010 at 11:53 am

Brighton lifeboat called out four times to rescue 11 people

Eleven people were rescued by the RNLI Brighton lifeboat yesterday after four call-outs as thousands flocked to the beaches and hundreds took to the sea. Four people were towed back to Brighton Marina in their speedboat when the engine conked out shortly before 10am. They had...
Posted On 24 May 2010 at 9:46 am

Brighton man attacked in street

A Brighton man was punched so hard in the face that he had to be taken to hospital. Sussex Police has urged witnesses to contact them about the attack in Halland Road, Moulsecoomb, in the early hours of Tuesday 18 May. Two men came up to the 23-year-old victim from behind and...
Posted On 24 May 2010 at 9:20 am

Brighton and Hove crews put out 1,000 fires last year

Fire crews from Brighton and Hove have tackled almost 6,000 fires in the past five years. The figures, published this week, show that in the year to the end of March crews from East Sussex Fire and Rescue dealt with 1,030 fires in Brighton and Hove. The fire service believes that...
Posted On 23 May 2010 at 12:33 pm

Brighton lifeboat rescues four from stranded speedboat

The Brighton lifeboat has rescued four people from between the piers. They got into difficulty when the engine of their speedboat conked out and they couldn’t restart it. The RNLI lifeboat was launched from Brighton Marina just after 9.50am. It quickly reached the stranded boat...
Posted On 23 May 2010 at 12:01 pm