Sussex Police officer admits laundering drugs cash

Sussex police officer, PC Darren Graysmark, pleaded guilty today to money laundering and was remanded on bail for sentencing to take place on a date yet to be set by the court. Graysmark, 44, of Coney Furlong, Peacehaven, appeared on bail at Maidstone Crown Court The Special...
Posted On 26 Jul 2010 at 11:52 pm

Brighton lifeboat rescues yacht pair

The Brighton lifeboat rescued a stricken yacht which was drifting a mile south of St Dunstan’s home for blind ex-servicemen in Ovingdean. The RNLI crew launched their boat just after 7.30pm yesterday to rescue the 9.5m yacht, which had suffered an engine failure. Two other yachts...
Posted On 25 Jul 2010 at 3:21 pm

Brighton diaries inspire Hollywood directors

Two Hollywood directors are to make a film inspired by diaries kept at Sussex University. Ridley Scott, who made Alien, Bladerunner and Gladiator, is working on the project with Kevin Macdonald, who made The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Touching the Void. They are...
Posted On 24 Jul 2010 at 9:22 pm

Search suspended at murderer's former Brighton home

Police officers and forensic archaeologists searching two Brighton and Hove properties will be taking a break this weekend. Detective Chief Inspector Nick Sloan, who is leading the search, said: “Owners Brighton Housing Trust and the tenants at 152-154 Marine Parade, Brighton,...
Posted On 23 Jul 2010 at 5:26 pm

Eight Brighton and Hove schools praised by watchdog

Eight Brighton and Hove schools have today received praise from Ofsted, the government’s schools watchdog. The eight are Downs Infant School Stanford Infant School Balfour Junior School Hangleton Junior School Woodingdean Primary School St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School...
Posted On 22 Jul 2010 at 10:41 pm

Nothing found during search of Tobin's former Portslade home

Digging at serial killer Peter Tobin’s former Portslade home has now drawn to a close without any uncovering any crimes. For eight days, officers dug up the back garden, ground floor and basement of the flat and former tea rooms in Station Road. Officers will now focus...
Posted On 21 Jul 2010 at 8:16 am

All-night Kemp Town off licence plans scrapped

An application to open an all-night off licence in St James’s Street has been withdrawn in the face of strong opposition from Kemp Town residents. Tipple wanted to open at 30 St James’s Street and sell alcohol from 6am right through to 4am. The plans prompted chair of...
Posted On 21 Jul 2010 at 8:10 am

Gasworks close part of Palmeira Square

Gasworks will close part of Palmeira Square for three weeks starting on Monday. The southbound lane of the western leg will be closed, making the road one-way only for the duration of the works.Some on-street parking bays will also be suspended. The eastern leg will remain...
Posted On 21 Jul 2010 at 8:06 am

Have your say on Royal Sussex redevelopment

Patients are being asked to get involved in the redesign of Brighton’s Royal Sussex County Hospital. The hospital is planning on redeveloping the front half of the hospital, and is about to embark on the design of its 2,800 rooms and layout. Community groups, patients,...
Posted On 21 Jul 2010 at 8:00 am

Brighton and Hove playground improvements halted

Government cuts have halted plans to improve 11 playgrounds in Brighton and Hove. Brighton and Hove City Council has been told with immediate effect by to halt spending under the Playbuilder scheme until further notice. The council is in the second year of the Playbuilder scheme...
Posted On 21 Jul 2010 at 7:54 am