Driver dies after lamppost lands on van outside Brighton

A man in his fifties died in a crash on the A23 just north of Brighton this morning. A 56-year-old van driver from Crawley has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. The van driver was heading south and appears to have lost control, crashing into the...
Posted On 04 Oct 2011 at 12:15 pm

Brighton skate park back up for debate

A revamped skate park in the heart of Brighton has divided opinions as the council prepares a bid for lottery funding to revive the area. Green councillor Pete West will be considering the skate park at The Level at a meeting this afternoon (Tuesday 4 October). Earlier this year...
Posted On 04 Oct 2011 at 5:30 am

Brighton and Hove finance chief dismisses offer of council tax freeze as showboating

The Chancellor’s promise of a council tax freeze has been dismissed as “showboating” by a leading Brighton and Hove Green councillor. Jason Kitcat, Brighton and Hove City Council cabinet member for finance, said that he would though study the details before reaching a final view....
Posted On 04 Oct 2011 at 2:52 am

Driver sends car crashing into Brighton restaurant

A driver was treated in hospital after crashing into three cars and an Indian restaurant early yesterday (Sunday 2 October). The 33-year-old man from London was heading out of Brighton in a silver Seat Alhambra when the accident happened on the A23 London Road in Patcham. He...
Posted On 03 Oct 2011 at 10:48 pm

Brighton doctor's tragic mistake features in TV documentary

Brighton and Hove health chiefs have explained their handling of an incident that was featured in a Channel 4 television programme this evening (Monday 3 October). Dispatches, the current affairs programme, looked at questions around family doctors and what happens when they make...
Posted On 03 Oct 2011 at 10:41 pm

Author to share life-changing ideas at Brighton event

Author and life coach Suzy Greaves will spell out alternatives to the rat race when she comes to Brighton next week. She will speak at an event called “If not the treadmill, then what?” It has been organised by Fulfilling Work which is an initiative by two professional women from...
Posted On 03 Oct 2011 at 10:19 pm

Taxi hits 85-year-old woman in Hove

An elderly pedestrian was seriously hurt after being hit by a taxi in Hove at the weekend. The 85-year-old local woman was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton after the accident which happened at about 7pm on Saturday evening (1 October). She was hit at the...
Posted On 03 Oct 2011 at 8:43 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Jewell gets crown

Ipswich Town 3 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 By Tim Hodges Ipswich Town overcame the Albion on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Portman Road The Albion hadn’t played the Suffolk club since 2006, and fans had fond memories of that nail-biting 1-1 draw at Withdean on the last day...
Posted On 01 Oct 2011 at 9:29 pm

Missing Brighton killer hands himself in

A mentally ill killer from Brighton who went missing this week has handed himself in to a police station in Manchester. Steven Dunne, 42, who lived at Chates Farm Road, in the Hanover area of Brighton, went to Bootle Street Police Station in the centre of Manchester this morning...
Posted On 01 Oct 2011 at 6:57 pm

Concerns raised about closure of mental health beds in Hove

Health chiefs have been asked for more details about their plans to close 19 beds for mental health patients in Hove. The changes would affect people being treated at Mill View Hospital and the Nevill Hospital in Hangleton, reducing capacity in Brighton and Hove to 76 remaining...
Posted On 01 Oct 2011 at 6:08 pm