Family pay tribute to Brighton student killed on railway track

The family of a university student who died crossing the railway line at Falmer yesterday (Wednesday 25 May) have paid tribute to a “fantastic” son and brother. The family of Nicholas Howells, 20, said: “Nicholas was a fantastic son, brother and friend to many. “He was deeply...
Posted On 26 May 2011 at 9:02 pm

Brighton bus service to carry bikes

Cyclists can take their bike on the bus from this weekend – but on just one route. The 79 bus from the Old Steine to Ditchling Beacon will have space for two bikes at weekends and on bank holiday Mondays. Bikes will be taken for free and it will be first come first served....
Posted On 26 May 2011 at 1:08 pm

Brighton and Hove Greens challenged over gypsies and travellers

The ruling Greens are being asked to make their position clear on travellers as four sites in Brighton and Hove are occupied without permission. The request comes from the Conservative opposition leader on Brighton and Hove City Council Geoffrey Theobald. Councillor Theobald said...
Posted On 26 May 2011 at 1:12 am

Brighton's two universities join forces for virtual jobs fair

Brighton University and Sussex University are working together to organise a virtual jobs fair. It is the first time that the two universities have collaborated on a recruitment fair – offering employers access to thousands of graduating students. The virtual fair – which will...
Posted On 25 May 2011 at 8:21 pm

Conmen target homes in Brighton and Peacehaven

Bogus gas and water board officials have been targeting homes in Brighton and Peacehaven to carry out distraction burglaries. A man called at the home of an 87-year-old woman in Stanstead Crescent, Woodingdean, at about 4.45pm on Monday (23 May). He told her that he was from the...
Posted On 25 May 2011 at 6:42 pm

Brighton murder hunt detectives urge car owners to come forward

Customers of a Brighton garage are being asked to contact detectives trying to solve a murder case. The owner of a red Ford Mondeo taken to Kops Cars in Little Western Street is among those being sought by Sussex Police. Officers have already spoken to some owners of cars taken...
Posted On 25 May 2011 at 2:08 am

Three Brighton men held after drugs raids

Sussex Police officers arrested three men in drugs raids in Brighton yesterday (Tuesday 24 May). And they seized drugs believed to be heroin and crack cocaine and £3,500 cash. Officers with warrants arrested a 26-year-old man at a property in North Road on suspicion of supplying...
Posted On 25 May 2011 at 1:13 am

Brighton boxer wins national title

By Richard Hook Brighton middleweight boxer Archie Hutchins has won the Amateur Boxing Association National Championship. The 17-year-old earned the title with a 27-20 points win on Sunday (22 May), rewarding his work on the Advanced Apprenticeship for Sporting Excellence (AASE)...
Posted On 25 May 2011 at 12:04 am

Two Brighton fraudsters sentenced for £10m scam

A Brighton man has been jailed today for his role in a money laundering gang which netted £10 million. Another Brighton man was given a suspended prison sentence for his part in the racket which involved mass fraud and forgery. The pair were among eight gang members to be...
Posted On 24 May 2011 at 11:58 pm

Dozens call Crimewatch about Hove rape

Dozens of people have called the BBC television programme Crimewatch about the rape of a 17-year-old A-level student in a park in Hove in February. At least two names have been suggested to detectives from Sussex Police after a reconstruction and a brief clip of CCTV footage was...
Posted On 24 May 2011 at 11:00 pm