Former Brighton student stands between Manchester United and Champions League final

A football manager who studied at Sussex University stands between Manchester United and another Champions League final. Ralf Rangnick, 52, took over as manager of Schalke 04 five weeks ago and on Tuesday (26 April) the German club face Sir Alex Ferguson’s side at home in...
Posted On 24 Apr 2011 at 11:48 pm

March and protest prompt Brighton and Hove Scouts to cancel parade

The Scouts’ annual St George’s Day parade was cancelled because of the “March for England” and counter-protest held in Brighton today (Sunday 24 April). Several hundred scouts, guides, cubs and brownies were disappointed after the Brighton and Hove district commissioner Dave...
Posted On 24 Apr 2011 at 11:14 pm

Brighton refugee held in Libyan prison

A refugee from Brighton is being held in prison in Libya. Munder Deghayes, 40, the younger brother of former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Deghayes, was arrested in February shortly after the first protests against Colonel Muammar Gadaffi. Omar Deghayes, 41, feared that his...
Posted On 24 Apr 2011 at 11:03 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion : Starved of Honour!

Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Southampton 2 By Tim Hodges at Withdean The Albion lost for the first time at home in the league this season. However, the actions  of Southampton infuriated the Withdean crowd and amounted to unsporting behaviour of some magnitude. It is a long-held...
Posted On 23 Apr 2011 at 11:18 pm

Fire sweeps through Brighton recycling firm's premises

A fire this afternoon has damaged a commercial recycling company’s premises and six lorries in Bevendean. The blaze started at about 2pm at Brighton Paper Round – formerly Magpie Commercial Recycling – at Hyde Business Park in Auckland Drive. Six fire engines and more than 30...
Posted On 23 Apr 2011 at 6:14 pm

Two rescued from sea after yacht catches fire off Brighton

A quick-thinking yacht’s crew saved two sailors from Brighton from the cold sea this morning after they jumped off their burning boat. The crew of the Toucan Tango picked up the two men about half a mile from Brighton Marina at about 7.30am. The pair had jumped overboard in just...
Posted On 23 Apr 2011 at 4:55 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: We're all making plans for Nigel!

The Albion, champions of League 1, take on points needy Southampton at the Withdean Stadium at 3pm today. Another sell out, Albion fans will be keen to get their light hearted messages across to Southampton boss Nigel Adkins, after he appeared to dismiss the Seagulls chances of...
Posted On 23 Apr 2011 at 8:49 am

Woman sexually assaulted in Brighton street

A hooded man pushed a teenage girl to the ground and sexually assaulted her in Brighton. The girl, 17, managed to struggle free and raise the alarm after she was attacked in Gloucester Road, Brighton, at about 1.30am yesterday (Friday 22 April). She had been at a party and had...
Posted On 23 Apr 2011 at 12:20 am

Brighton woman given suspended prison sentence for benefit fraud

A Brighton woman who falsely claimed benefits has been given a suspended prison sentence. Tracey Anne Cox, 41, of Newick Road, Moulsecoomb, was sentenced to 40 weeks in prison, suspended for two years. She was also ordered to do 180 hours of community service for falsely claiming...
Posted On 23 Apr 2011 at 12:07 am

Four teens arrested over Brighton laptop robbery

Four teenagers have been arrested after a woman was robbed of her laptop computer in Brighton. One of those who took part in the robbery approached the local woman from behind and pressed what felt like a knife against her neck. A Sussex Police spokesman said: “This was obviously...
Posted On 22 Apr 2011 at 11:35 pm