Distinctive bike stolen from Brighton Marina

A blue and yellow mountain bike has been stolen from outside a busy shop at Brighton Marina. Sussex Police described the Blade mountain bike as distinctive and urged anyone who knew who had taken it or where it was to get in touch. The theft took place from the entrance to the...
Posted On 27 Apr 2011 at 10:33 am

Decision due on Brighton Wheel

Brighton seafront could have a new attraction if councillors approve plans for a giant wheel at a meeting tomorrow (Wednesday 27 April). The Brighton Wheel is expected to attract up to 250,000 visitors a year, according to Paramount, the company behind the plans. The 150ft (45m)...
Posted On 26 Apr 2011 at 11:12 pm

Rubbish firm fined £250k over Brighton charity worker's death

A rubbish collecting company has today been fined £250,000 after a woman was killed by one of its dustcarts in Brighton. Team Waste was also ordered to pay £50,000 costs at Lewes Crown Court. The fine follows the death of Anne Smith, 61, a charity worker from East Street,...
Posted On 26 Apr 2011 at 5:55 pm

Brighton and Hove council tenants invited to shape housing policy

Tenants and those who lease properties from the council are being invited to a day-long event at Hove Town Hall. Brighton and Hove City Council is organising another City Assembly with 70 residents’ associations across the city expected to attend. Individuals are welcome too at...
Posted On 26 Apr 2011 at 2:12 am

Armed police arrest man after boy of 13 shot in Hangleton

Armed officers arrested a man after a teenage boy was shot in the shoulder in Hangleton last night. The 13-year-old was treated by paramedics after being hit in Buckley Close, off Hangleton Way. A 20-year-old man from Hove was being held on suspicion of committing firearms...
Posted On 25 Apr 2011 at 11:38 am

Portslade man faces trial on wounding charge

A Portslade man who tried to help his killer brother cover up a murder has been brought back to court. Navid Iran, 23, of St Richard’s Road, Portslade, has been committed for trial by Brighton magistrates. The bench sent Iran for trial at Lewes Crown Court on a charge of wounding...
Posted On 25 Apr 2011 at 10:56 am

Drugs suspect flees house fire in Portslade

A suspected cannabis farmer fled a burning house in Portslade as firefighters and police arrived. The man left by the back of the house in Old Shoreham Road, Portslade, and ran off leaving about 400 plants behind. Sussex Police said that detectives wanted to interview the man....
Posted On 25 Apr 2011 at 9:14 am

Brighton financial trading firm vows to recruit more graduates

Brighton graduates are expected to be offered opportunities to work in financial services as a trading business sets up in the town. OSTC Brighton has already recruited six graduates from Brighton University and expects the number to rise to 35 over the coming 18 months. The...
Posted On 25 Apr 2011 at 9:00 am

Brighton climate change protesters squat in old school

A group called Brighton Climate Action is squatting in a disused school in Lewes. The group is threatening to take direct action against businesses that it says are damaging the environment, including the Newhaven incinerator and Gatwick airport. It also said that it would target...
Posted On 25 Apr 2011 at 8:48 am

Hove man burns his legs after starting fire with petrol

A Hove man suffered burns to his legs after using petrol to set rubbish alight in the garden of his home on the Knoll Estate. The man, 55, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton after the incident in Wilfrid Road, Hove, at lunchtime today (Sunday 24 April). The...
Posted On 24 Apr 2011 at 11:50 pm