Hove hospice benefits from Midnight Walk success

Hundreds of Brighton and Hove women took part in the Martlets Midnight Walk. The annual event – in aid of the Martlets Hospice in Wayfield Avenue in Hove – was being held for the fourth year. About 1,500 women took part in the 13-mile walk which started at Brighton Racecourse at...
Posted On 20 Jun 2010 at 11:44 am

Sussex University strikes suspended

Sussex University staff have called off proposed strikes which were expected to affect students’ exams. The University and College Union (UCU) said that it had suspended the strike action – due to start yesterday (Friday 18 June) and continue on Monday – after good progress in...
Posted On 19 Jun 2010 at 11:39 pm

Brighton death crash biker identified

The motorcyclist killed in Brighton on Wednesday evening was a 39-year-old man from Burgess Hill called Jason Beech. Mr Beech died at the scene after a crash in Ditchling Road, Brighton, south of the junction with Coldean Lane. He was heading towards Brighton town centre on his...
Posted On 19 Jun 2010 at 11:07 pm

Free breakfasts for Brighton and Hove cyclists

Free breakfasts are being offered to get people onto their bikes in Brighton and Hove next week. To mark Bike Week, free food and entertainment will be given to anyone who pedals up to one of three sites during the week. Curly Hair will be providing the music at the first...
Posted On 18 Jun 2010 at 1:33 pm

Cartoon pandas used to warn Brighton and Hove kids about drugs

A series of animated cartoons have been produced to warn Brighton and Hove schoolchildren about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. The short films, called Bamboozled, will be screened on the city’s Ru-ok substance misuse website for teenagers as well as on digital channel Teachers...
Posted On 18 Jun 2010 at 10:19 am

Brighton carer speaks out at House of Commons event

A Brighton businesswoman joined Cilla Black to speak up for carers at a House of Commons reception yesterday. Carol Mealing, 51, a former American Express executive, told MPs about her experience as part of Carers Week. She gave up her high-flying job six years ago to care for...
Posted On 18 Jun 2010 at 8:58 am

Brighton’s CSI cops to share their skills

Brighton police’s version of CSI will share some of their techniques at an emergency services fun day. The force’s scenes of crime officers (SOCO) will be among dozens of police, firefighters, coastguards and ambulance crew taking part in the free 999 event in East Brighton Park,...
Posted On 18 Jun 2010 at 7:58 am

Brighton music venue threatened with closure over noise levels

A music venue faces closure after being told its licence will be suspended because of noise levels. Management of the Freebutt, in Phoenix Place, Brighton, have launched a petition against the move by Brighton and Hove City Council. They say they have been told by council...
Posted On 17 Jun 2010 at 2:17 pm

Hove drug dealer gives up Aston Martin after order to repay ill-gotten gains

A Hove drug dealer has been ordered to repay £27,921 of his ill-gotten gains or face an extra year in jail. Simon Neil Archer, 45, of Newtown Road, Hove, is already serving a six year sentence after being caught on Hangleton Link Road in February 2008 driving a white Ford Transit...
Posted On 17 Jun 2010 at 11:23 am

Biker dies after Ditchling Road crash

A motorcyclist died  when his Suzuki GSF 1200 motorbike was in collision with a silver VW Golf on Ditchling Road, Brighton. The collision happened at 8.15pm on Wednesday, June 16, just south of the junction with Coldean Lane. The rider, a 39-year-old man from Burgess Hill, who...
Posted On 17 Jun 2010 at 9:17 am