Updated list of Brighton and Hove schools to be closed by teachers' strike

About 30 schools across Brighton and Hove will be closed or partially closed by strike action on Thursday, according to the latest update from Brighton and Hove City Council. The strike is over changes to teachers’ pensions which will mean they have to pay more in while getting...
Posted On 26 Jun 2011 at 11:09 pm

Two men's bodies pulled from the sea in Brighton

The bodies of two men were pulled from the sea in Brighton this afternoon in separate incidents. The first body was seen in the water about 150 yards east of Brighton Marina at about 3.20pm. The second was spotted floating in the sea at about 5.15pm on the other side of the...
Posted On 25 Jun 2011 at 9:32 pm

Children go bananas in Hove to remember much-loved greengrocer Tony Magdi

Children turned out in fruit and veg costumes today to celebrate the life of a much-loved greengrocer from Hove. Tony Magdi died last year at the age of 52 after he was attacked by a cyclist. Local children turned out looking bananas – and dressed as grapes, cherries,...
Posted On 25 Jun 2011 at 9:01 pm

Brighton conference tackles key mental health topics

Mental health experts took part in a conference in Brighton aimed at improving research and providing better care for patients. Leading researchers and clinicians from around the country joined local doctors, academics, patients and carers at Bramber House at the Sussex...
Posted On 25 Jun 2011 at 8:26 pm

Vandal smashes shop window in Brighton

A vandal smashed a shop window in Brighton while a woman filmed him, Sussex Police said today. Officers are keen to speak to the woman who filmed the man in Lewes Road, Brighton, at about 12.30pm during the London to Brighton bike ride last Sunday (19 June). A group of cyclists...
Posted On 24 Jun 2011 at 11:34 pm

Former Brighton PC jailed for four years for rape

A former Brighton police officer has been jailed for four years for rape. Sean Allman, 47, a Brighton traffic officer for 16 years until 2002, was also jailed for two years for beating up his wife. The sentences are consecutive, making six years in total. His, offences came to...
Posted On 24 Jun 2011 at 5:17 pm

Brighton driver arrested after man dies in crash on bypass at Hangleton

A 58-year-old man died last night after a crash on the Brighton bypass in Hangleton. The victim, from Worthing, was believed to be on his way home when the accident happened on the westbound side of the road. Sussex Police said that his car is thought to have broken down and he...
Posted On 24 Jun 2011 at 3:26 pm

Call to ban circus animals unites Brighton and Hove MPs

All three Brighton and Hove MPs were united in backing the motion that turned out to be the talking point of the House of Commons yesterday (Thursday 23 June). They all supported the resolution to demand that the coalition government ban the use of wild animals in circuses....
Posted On 24 Jun 2011 at 4:05 am

Tesco to open another store in Hove

Tesco is to open another store in Brighton and Hove. The supermarket chain plans to open a shop in West Way, Hangleton, on the site of the furniture store Hamseys. Hamseys is due to close on Saturday 9 July. It occupies the old Co-op premises. The Co-op closed the branch after...
Posted On 24 Jun 2011 at 2:41 am

Three arrested after brawl in centre of Brighton

Three men were arrested after a police officer stepping in to break up a fight was attacked in Brighton. The officer was in a patrol car when he spotted the fight between three men in the Old Steine in the early hours of Wednesday morning (22 June). He called for an ambulance for...
Posted On 24 Jun 2011 at 1:36 am