Southwick man bailed over death crash

A man has been charged with causing death by careless driving after a crash on the A259 Albion Street in Southwick at 5.13pm on Sunday 6 March. Christoper Alfred Taylor, 48, from Southwick, has been bailed to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 22 July, according to...
Posted On 10 Jul 2010 at 11:40 pm

Brighton vicar to be remembered with blue plaque

A past Vicar of Brighton will be commemorated with a blue plaque at the weekend. A plaque in the memory of the Rev Henry Wagner is due to be unveiled at the Old Vicarage in Temple Gardens, Brighton, at 3.45pm tomorrow (Saturday 10 July). It will also commemorate Wagner’s son, the...
Posted On 09 Jul 2010 at 8:07 am

Brighton MP presses for easier access for overseas students

Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby is pressing the Government on when its review of the points-based system will report and what are going to the terms of reference of the review. Mr Kirby’s comments follow announcements by Home Office Ministers that a review of the...
Posted On 09 Jul 2010 at 8:01 am

No barbecue signs put up on Hove Lawns

Signs informing people of the ban on barbecues on Hove Lawns have been put up after requests from residents. The East Brunswick Residents’ Association (EBRA) has been asking for weeks for signs to stop the lawns being scorched by disposable barbecues. Posting on the EBRA...
Posted On 09 Jul 2010 at 7:54 am

Funeral and memorial service for Sussex University student

A private funeral followed by a public memorial for a University of Sussex student found dead last week will be held today. Family and close friends will attend Chris Hatton’s funeral this morning, and a short service of thanksgiving will be held in the university’s...
Posted On 09 Jul 2010 at 7:35 am

Green victory in St Peter's and North Laine by-election

The Green Party won a decisive victory in the St Peter’s and North Laine by-election last night. Despite accusations of running a low-profile campaign, Lizzie Deane secured more than twice as many votes as anyone else, winning 56.8% of the vote. However, fewer than one in...
Posted On 09 Jul 2010 at 7:32 am

Patcham's centuries-old elms to be felled

Two elm trees which have stood in Patcham Village for up to 300 years are to be felled after falling victim to Dutch elm disease. The Brighton Bits blog reports that an infection was spotted last year by Brighton and Hove City Council’s tree officers and quickly removed....
Posted On 08 Jul 2010 at 8:17 am

Have you seen Gary?

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 45-year-old man who is believed to be in Brighton. Gary James Dean, from Bournemouth, was reported missing at 7.45pm on Tuesday and has not been seen by his family for several days. Detective Sergeant Trevor...
Posted On 08 Jul 2010 at 8:08 am

Brighton students fined for noisy party

Three noisy students who ignored fixed penalty fines and court summonses have landed themselves £430 out of pocket. The students failed to appear at court today but were found guilty of breaching a noise nuisance warning. They were each fined £175 and ordered to pay £250 court...
Posted On 08 Jul 2010 at 8:04 am

Top marks for Whitehawk nursery

The Roundabout Nursery in Whitehawk is throwing a summer party for parents and children next Wednesday. The party will be a chance to celebrate the nursery being awarded top marks in no less than nine quality assurance modules run by the council’s early years team....
Posted On 08 Jul 2010 at 8:00 am