Man robbed in Brighton street

Three men chased, attacked and robbed another man in a street in Brighton at the weekend. The victim, 24, suffered minor injuries after he was punched and kicked by the three men who stole his wallet and mobile phone in Whitehawk. Sussex Police said that the first man was...
Posted On 06 Jun 2011 at 5:57 pm

Brighton and Hove food experts tackle e coli danger

Consumers across Brighton and Hove are being reminded to wash fresh fruit and vegetables in the wake of the e coli outbreak in Europe. The reminder comes as Food Safety Week starts today (Monday 6 June) and the death toll from the e coli outbreak rises. The Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 06 Jun 2011 at 12:05 am

Panesar stars as Sussex Sharks hammer Gloucestershire

Friends Life T20, Bristol Sussex Sharks 98-3 beat Gloucestershire Gladiators 97-9 by 7 wickets By Jack Bradshaw Sussex Sharks romped to victory over Gloucestershire Gladiators in a rain-affected game at Bristol. After the game was reduced to 17 overs per side, the Sharks’...
Posted On 05 Jun 2011 at 7:55 pm

Springwatch expected to draw crowds to Stanmer Park

The annual Springwatch event takes place in Stanmer Park today (Sunday 5 June). Given the extra people expected to head to the park today for the event, the number 78 bus service will run every 15 minutes. Buses to Stanmer Park from the centre of Brighton will be stopping...
Posted On 05 Jun 2011 at 12:28 am

Man remanded in custody charged with raping girl, 17, in Hove park

A man has been remanded in custody by magistrates after appearing in court charged with the rape of a 17-year-old girl in a park in Hove. Michal Tejkowski, 27, from Maidstone, Kent, appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court today (Saturday 4 June) charged with raping the A-level...
Posted On 04 Jun 2011 at 2:33 pm

Brighton charities fight legal aid changes

A coalition of Brighton charities has described proposed changes to the rules about legal aid as a false economy. The charities are asking the government to rethink the changes which they say will affect 4,000 people in Brighton and Hove. Under government proposals, people on low...
Posted On 04 Jun 2011 at 2:19 pm

Chairman appointed to lead Sussex health trust

A management accountant has been appointed to run the NHS in Sussex as part of the government’s health service reforms. Denise Harker is the new chairman of the NHS Sussex board, overseeing the “cluster” of the four primary care trusts (PCTs) in Sussex. Her appointment follows a...
Posted On 04 Jun 2011 at 6:31 am

Road rage cyclist jailed for killing popular Hove greengrocer

The road rage cyclist who killed popular Hove greengrocer Tony Magdi has been jailed for 18 months. Paul Lambeth, 36, of Stafford Road, Brighton, was sent to prison by Judge Michael Lawson at Hove Crown Court today (Friday 3 June). Lambeth admitted manslaughter at an earlier...
Posted On 03 Jun 2011 at 7:50 pm

Man arrested on suspicion of raping girl, 17, in Hove park

A man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a 17-year-old girl in a park in Hove after an appeal on the BBC television programme Crimewatch. The 27-year-old suspect comes from Maidstone and was arrested in Kent yesterday afternoon. He was brought to Sussex for questioning by...
Posted On 03 Jun 2011 at 4:26 am

Jailed Brighton drug dealer hunted by police

Police are looking for a convicted drugs dealer from Brighton to return her to prison. Louise Mason, 32, also known as Louise Mason-Healey, used to live in Finsbury Road, Hanover. She is wanted for recall to prison for breaching the conditions of her prison release licence. She...
Posted On 03 Jun 2011 at 4:24 am