Is this the thug who battered a Hove toilet attendant?

A man punched and kicked a toilet attendant in an unprovoked attack on Hove seafront. The 46-year-old victim was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where he was treated for his injuries then discharged. He was attacked while working at the public toilets on the...
Posted On 02 Feb 2011 at 5:36 pm

Historian donates cash to Brighton and Hove community publisher

A Brighton community publisher has received an unexpected windfall from a respected historian. The £1,000 donation will help QueenSpark Books with its local history and writing projects. The money came from Professor Dorothy Sheridan, the former archivist and director of the Mass...
Posted On 02 Feb 2011 at 5:07 pm

Serial Brighton knife robber strikes for a fifth time – in Hove

A serial knife-wielding robber is believed to have struck for a fifth time in six days. A woman, 58, had her person stolen last night in Hove Park Villas, Hove, at about 6.30pm. The robber went up to the woman and threatened her with a knife and told her to hand over her purse....
Posted On 02 Feb 2011 at 4:49 pm

HMV shuts Brighton shop

Less than a month after HMV said that its Brighton branches were likely to escape the closures across the company, the store in Western Road has shut. Ten staff worked at the Western Road store and the company said that it would try to offer them jobs in the Churchill Square...
Posted On 01 Feb 2011 at 11:55 pm

Former nurse chosen for top health job

A former nurse will take control of the NHS in Sussex after being promoted from the top job in Brighton and Hove. Amanda Fadero will oversee a period of change as the government abolishes primary care trusts (PCTs) and creates consortiums of family doctors, known as GP consortia....
Posted On 01 Feb 2011 at 9:44 pm

Brighton academic helps create phone app for asthma sufferers

A Brighton university lecturer is helping to develop an iPhone application to let asthma sufferers know when air quality worsens. Dr Kirsty Smallbone, principal lecturer at the School of Environment and Technology at Brighton University, hopes to cut through the jargon a...
Posted On 01 Feb 2011 at 5:35 pm

Hove greengrocer's friends raise nearly £1k for memorial fund

Friends of Hove greengrocer Tony Magdi, who died after being punched by a cyclist, have raised nearly £1,000 towards his memorial fund. A quiz night and raffle at the Westbourne pub in Portland Road, Hove, made £974 and, with a collection box still on the bar, the total looks...
Posted On 01 Feb 2011 at 4:39 pm

Brighton university students plan fresh protest

A group of Brighton students is planning another demonstration. The latest demo is due to take place outside a Brighton University building as lecturers contemplate strike action. Students are expected to gather outside the Cockcroft building in Lewes Road, Moulsecoomb, at noon...
Posted On 01 Feb 2011 at 2:39 am

Detectives hunt man suspected of four Brighton robberies in four days

A knife-wielding mugger is suspected of carrying out four armed robberies over four days in the centre of Brighton. The thug began his spree on Thursday (27 January) with the most recent street robbery taking place on Sunday (30 January) between 6.30pm and 7pm. The descriptions...
Posted On 01 Feb 2011 at 2:05 am

Drug dealing rapist jailed after kidnapping girl, 16, from outside Hove Station

A cowardly drug dealing thug has been jailed for 20 years for a string of violent offences including the rape of a Hove schoolgirl. Steven Wilson, 36, kidnapped the teenage girl from outside Hove Station after she tried to break free from their violent relationship. On another...
Posted On 01 Feb 2011 at 1:15 am