Brave Brighton pensioner tackles armed robber

A 75-year-old man bravely stepped in during an attempted armed robbery at a post office at lunchtime today (Wednesday 28 December). The pensioner tried to wrestle the knife-wielding robber at the Premier Store in Widdicombe Way in Mouselcoomb. The robber lost his crash helmet,...
Posted On 28 Dec 2011 at 6:41 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: We've had enough of McAnuff!

Reading 3 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 By Tim Hodges Albion’s previous tormentor was at it again this afternoon. Jobi McAnuff, who scored a last-minute winner for Crystal Palace at Withdean back in 2005, scored twice in the first half for Reading. Albion’s misery was...
Posted On 26 Dec 2011 at 8:52 pm

Dozens take Christmas Day dip in the sea in Brighton

A big crowd of spectators and about a hundred hardy souls turned out on the beach in Brighton today for the annual Christmas Day dip. Brighton Swimming Club decided yesterday (Saturday 24 December) to cancel their official swim after forecasts suggested potentially treacherous...
Posted On 25 Dec 2011 at 8:59 pm

Police urge people in Brighton and Hove not to drink drive

The officer leading the Sussex Police annual Christmas drink driving campaign has urged people in Brighton and Hove to call a cab or take the bus or train. Chief Inspector Di Roskilly, of the Sussex Police Road Policing Unit, said: “Too many people get behind the wheel after...
Posted On 25 Dec 2011 at 8:39 pm

Brighton's annual Christmas swim in the sea is cancelled

Brighton Swimming Club has cancelled its annual Christmas Day swim, according to the council. A combination of strong winds and an unusually high tide has been forecast, creating potentially treacherous conditions. The Brighton and Hove City Council website said that its seafront...
Posted On 24 Dec 2011 at 5:47 pm

Brighton-born soldier's mother pens moving letter to lost son

The mother of Brighton-born soldier Daniel Prior has penned a poignant letter to her lost son. Private Prior, 27, died after being blown up by a bomb while on patrol in Afghanistan in March with the 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment. He had just returned to Helmand province...
Posted On 24 Dec 2011 at 3:35 am

Brighton and Hove pub food wins praise

A Brighton chef has earned three entries in a Michelin guide weeks after a Hove pub picked up another award. Ben McKellar, who runs the Gingerman Group with his wife Pamela, is celebrating the inclusion of three of his eateries in the Michelin Eating Out In Pubs guide for 2012....
Posted On 23 Dec 2011 at 8:01 pm

Conservatives win Hove by-election

Graham Cox has won the Westbourne by-election for the Conservatives. The former Hove police commander won a seat on Brighton and Hove City Council today with 1,027 votes, a majority of 201. Nigel Jenner was the runner-up for Labour with 826 votes. Susan Greenbaum for the Greens...
Posted On 22 Dec 2011 at 11:55 pm

Brighton chief executive says export deal saved his firm

A high-tech Brighton company is being held up as an example of how exporting can help businesses thrive in Britain’s tough economic climate. UK Trade & Industry (UKTI), the government agency set up to boost exports, has been singing the praises of MiShorts, a video on demand...
Posted On 22 Dec 2011 at 10:56 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Christmas morning training – families in the afternoon

By Tim Hodges from the Amex Press Briefing Gus Poyet revealed this morning that the Albion players will train on Christmas morning but spend the afternoon with their families. The players are likely to travel up to Reading that evening. He also suggested that Spainish star...
Posted On 22 Dec 2011 at 10:55 am