Brighton boy banned from driving for motorbike offence

A 17-year-old Brighton motorcyclist has been banned from driving for six months after being stopped in Hollingdean. The boy was arrested for driving offences and going equipped to steal. He was given a driving ban at Brighton Youth Court yesterday and ordered to pay £85 costs. He...
Posted On 11 Aug 2010 at 4:56 pm

Brighton scientist wins £500k funding for cancer trials

A Brighton researcher has won half a million pounds funding to test whether one of the world’s biggest cancer killers is caused by stomach bugs. Dr Brian Jones, senior lecturer in microbiology at the University of Brighton, will study a possible link between bowel cancer and...
Posted On 11 Aug 2010 at 10:07 am

Brighton screening for local film

A Brighton film director’s first feature-length film is to be screened in the town where it was set and filmed. Down Terrace was directed by Ben Wheatley, the writer and director of BBC comedy sketch show The Wrong Door. The film, set and largely shot in Brighton, is to be...
Posted On 11 Aug 2010 at 10:03 am

By gum – Brighton and Hove prepares to tackle a sticky problem

Brighton and Hove’s streets could be about to get a whole lot less sticky. The council has splashed out £90,000 on a state-of-the-art machine which can clear up to 100,000 pieces of gum a day. And it uses just 3 per cent of the water used by existing gum-busting machines. Under a...
Posted On 11 Aug 2010 at 6:58 am

Brighton lifeboat rescues yacht trio

The RNLI Brighton lifeboat helped a crew of three back to shore after the engine failed on their yacht. Solent Coastguard picked up a Pan Pan urgency call via VHF radio from the yacht shortly after 8am today. The skipper had reported an oil pressure fault on board which had...
Posted On 10 Aug 2010 at 1:56 pm

Boy, 14, hurt in Brighton motorbike crash

Two people, including a boy aged 14, were seriously injured when a motorbike and car collided on the seafront in Brighton last night. The 14-year old was riding as pillion passenger on a motorcycle. He suffered serious knee and wrist injuries when the bike and a Ford Focus saloon...
Posted On 10 Aug 2010 at 11:04 am

Woodingdean flasher in custody until September

A Woodingdean man has been charged with being a serial flasher. Marian Suchodolinsky, 26, of Sandhurst Avenue, Brighton, is being held in custody on six counts of indecent exposure. He is alleged to have exposed himself five times in Cowley Drive, Woodingdean, and once in...
Posted On 10 Aug 2010 at 7:18 am

Brighton and Hove private care provider nets £767k for work it didn't do

One of Brighton and Hove’s leading private health providers has made an extra £767,000 for work that it didn’t do, according to the Green Party. Care UK, which runs several NHS services in Brighton & Hove, made the money in the 2009-10 financial year. The sum relates to work...
Posted On 09 Aug 2010 at 2:23 pm

Teenager collapses in Brighton bar

A teenager collapsed in a Brighton seafront bar on Friday evening. The 18-year-old man from London was in a bar in Marine Parade when he collapsed at about 8pm on Friday, according to Sussex Police. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, where he remained...
Posted On 09 Aug 2010 at 1:51 pm

Pride campers robbed and attacked at Brighton site

Several campers were robbed and assaulted at Waterhall playing fields on the edge of Brighton at about 11pm on Friday. The fields were being used as a temporary campsite for people coming to Brighton and Hove Pride. One of the victims was assaulted with a police-style baton....
Posted On 09 Aug 2010 at 1:45 pm