Brighton awards evening recognises unsung NHS heroes

Hundreds of health service staff attended an awards ceremony in Brighton last night to recognise their dedication in some of the least glamorous areas of work. About 350 volunteers and staff were publicly thanked by the two senior directors of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation...
Posted On 16 Jun 2011 at 10:02 pm

Thousands in Brighton and Hove have potentially deadly condition but don't realise it

Health chiefs in Brighton and Hove said that up to one in three diabetes sufferers may not realise that they have a potentially deadly condition. They are marking Diabetes Week by urging anyone with a range of symptoms to see their doctor and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Brighton...
Posted On 16 Jun 2011 at 5:42 pm

Brighton MP speaks out about travellers, protesters and party houses

Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown, initiated a House of Commons debate today about unathorised travellers’ sites and houses being used for commercial parties. He said: “In recent weeks constituents have become increasingly concerned about the influx of...
Posted On 15 Jun 2011 at 1:44 pm

Brighton and Hove MPs raise concerns about travellers and protesters in public parks

Hove Conservative MP Mike Weatherley has criticised the Green Party’s tolerance for travellers and protesters occupying public parks. His remarks – in a letter to Brighton and Hove City Council chief executive John Barradell – come on the day when Brighton Kemptown MP Simon...
Posted On 15 Jun 2011 at 1:12 pm

Three men pepper-sprayed in attack in Brighton

Three people waiting at a bus stop in Churchill Square, Brighton, were pepper-sprayed in the face by a man in a passing car. All three victims, two men aged 20 and one aged 21, instantly felt their eyes and faces burning. They were given medical treatment at the Royal Sussex...
Posted On 15 Jun 2011 at 12:54 pm

Brighton and Hove health chiefs given £500k grant for kidney patients

Brighton and Hove health chiefs have been given funding of £500,000 towards the cost of building a satellite kidney dialysis unit. The grant came from the British Kidney Patient Association and will help fund a unit in Eastbourne, relieving pressure on capacity at the Sussex...
Posted On 15 Jun 2011 at 12:36 pm

Rayner destroys Somerset as Sussex ease to victory

Friends Life T20, Hove Sussex Sharks 91-6 beat Somerset Sabres 90 by 4 wickets By Jack Bradshaw Ollie Rayner took career-best figures of 5-18 to dismiss Somerset for their lowest ever total in T20 history as Sussex ran out comfortable winners at Hove. The tall off-spinner had...
Posted On 14 Jun 2011 at 10:58 pm

MP in court as squatters ordered from house in Hove

Hove Conservative MP Mike Weatherley was in court today – lending his support to a homeowner as she sought to evict squatters. Mr Weatherley went to Brighton County Court in William Street as history teacher Lisa Cockin applied for an eviction order. A judge granted her an order...
Posted On 14 Jun 2011 at 9:47 pm

Two suspects arrested after three men are robbed in Brighton

A gang robbed three men in the street in Brighton in two separate incidents at the weekend. The first two victims, both aged 21 and from Brighton, were mugged in the early hours of Saturday (11 June). They were approached by about six men in North Street at about 2.45am as they...
Posted On 14 Jun 2011 at 3:51 pm

Burglars raid Portslade cash and carry

Catering-size quantities of food and drink were stolen by burglars from a cash and carry in Portslade late last week. Sussex Police said today that the burglars may be hawking their haul for sale around local cafés and restaurants. They urged anyone who is offered the stolen...
Posted On 14 Jun 2011 at 3:36 pm