Brighton detectives seek thug who paralysed victim in bottle attack

Brighton detectives have issued a fresh appeal for help tracing a brutal thug who left his victim partially paralysed. They believe that they may know the identity of one of the two men who were present when the attack took place. The assault happened near the Thistle hotel in...
Posted On 15 Aug 2010 at 8:10 am

Fight on Hove train leads to two arrests

A fight on a train heading from Hove to Worthing resulted in two arrests. Now British Transport Police (BTP) investigators are appealing for information about the incident which happened last Saturday (7 August) at about 9.30pm. PC Billy Burstow, the investigating officer, sai...
Posted On 15 Aug 2010 at 7:50 am

Brighton artist marks end of £15m water mains project

Brighton artist Pearl Bates has helped Southern Water to mark the completion of a three-year project to replace 35 miles of Victorian mains. She won a commission to create a water-themed mural on the side of Clarkes Stationers in Bond Street, Brighton. The work, featuring a...
Posted On 14 Aug 2010 at 2:11 pm

Brighton CCTV image prompts rape suspect to come forward

An image from a Brighton CCTV camera prompted a man suspected of rape to hand himself in to police last night. Sussex Police had urged the man who was pictured to make contact after a woman in her thirties claimed that he sexually assaulted her. The incident was alleged to have...
Posted On 13 Aug 2010 at 6:05 pm

Knife robbery at Brighton newsagent

A knifeman robbed a Brighton newsagent at lunchtime on Wednesday (11 August). The man threatened a woman working at Bradley’s store in Upper Lewes Road, Brighton, at about 1pm. The woman handed over a packet of cigarettes and £30 cash and the man left the shop. The robber is...
Posted On 13 Aug 2010 at 7:10 am

Brighton professor heads project to build greener homes

A Brighton University academic is heading a £5 million scheme to make British and French housing more energy efficient. Professor Mike McEvoy, from the university’s School of Architecture and Design, is co-ordinating a project called Innovation for Renewal. He will work with two...
Posted On 13 Aug 2010 at 7:06 am

Whitehawk drug gang jailed

Two Brighton men were members of a gang of five drug dealers who were jailed today by a judge at Hove Crown Court. Between the five men were sentenced to more than 16 years behind bars. Gary McCarten, 21, of Ravenswood Drive, Woodingdean, was jailed for 44 months and Tyler...
Posted On 12 Aug 2010 at 7:40 pm

50,000 Brighton and Hove men putting their health at risk through drink, says report

Brighton and Hove has the highest level of male alcohol-related hospital admissions in the South East of England. Estimates suggest that more than 50,000 people in the city are drinking at levels that may risk their health. About 12,500 of these people are considered to be at...
Posted On 12 Aug 2010 at 5:01 pm

Brighton rape suspect sought

Sussex Police today issued an image from a Brighton CCTV camera of a man they want to speak to in connection with a rape. Officers are urging the man to get in contact after a woman in her thirties claimed that he sexually assaulted her at her home in Brighton on 5 June. The CCTV...
Posted On 12 Aug 2010 at 2:52 pm

Snipe pub may become Sainsbury's latest Brighton store

Brighton could soon have another Sainsbury’s. The supermarket chain is believed to be looking to open one of its smaller Sainsbury’s Local stores in Carden Avenue, Brighton. The company may convert the old Snipe pub into a convenience store and turn the upstairs flat into three...
Posted On 12 Aug 2010 at 7:10 am