Brighton woman hurt in town centre brawl

A 21-year-old Brighton woman suffered a broken jaw in a town centre brawl at the weekend. A group of six to eight men and women were fighting in North Street, Brighton, when the woman was hit in the early hours of Saturday (24 March). She was treated at the Royal Sussex County...
Posted On 27 Mar 2012 at 6:21 pm

Portslade councillor describes being homeless

Children leaving care in Brighton and Hove are less likely to be homeless after Alan Robins shared his moving story with fellow councillors. Mr Robins, who represents South Portslade on Brighton and Hove City Council, said: “When I was 13 my father died and as a consequence my...
Posted On 27 Mar 2012 at 5:41 pm

Cyclists call for Hove prom bike ban to be ended

Cyclists are calling for an end to the ban on bikes on the seafront in Hove. A petition signed by 159 people was presented to a meeting at Hove Town Hall this afternoon (Tuesday 27 March). It said: “We petition the council to remove the ban on cycling on Hove promenade...
Posted On 27 Mar 2012 at 2:57 pm

IPCC rules out inquiry into Brighton man's fall

A police watchdog said that it would not be investigating the circumstances that preceded a man falling on to a railway line in Brighton last week. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said that it had no concerns around the actions of officers from Sussex Police...
Posted On 27 Mar 2012 at 1:37 pm

The Times criticises Brighton and Hove home care for dementia patients

Elderly care for people with dementia in Brighton and Hove was criticised in a front page report in The Times today (Monday 26 March). The newspaper said that Brighton and Hove City Council was one of many councils in England and Wales to focus on the clock, not the person...
Posted On 26 Mar 2012 at 7:03 pm

Councillor introduces stripper to Brighton and Hove planning committee

Green councillor Christopher Hawtree introduced a stripper to the most recent meeting of the planning committee. Moments later his colleagues agreed to grant permission for a new tattoo parlour in St James’s Street, Brighton. Councillor Hawtree quoted part of the lyrics ...
Posted On 26 Mar 2012 at 4:22 pm

Tribunal rules against deporting jailed Brighton drug dealer

A drug dealer from Brighton has overturned plans to deport him to Jamaica after being released from prison. Richard Blackwood, 36, won a reprieve after he cited his family’s human rights in a case heard in the Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber. Blackwood, formerly of...
Posted On 26 Mar 2012 at 1:28 am

Sussex University to close Centre for Community Engagement

Sussex University is to scrap part-time courses for adult learners in the community. The decision to close the Centre for Community Engagement (CCE) was discussed by the university’s court – it’s main representative body – on Friday (23 March). Most courses will end in...
Posted On 25 Mar 2012 at 8:50 pm

Brighton students showered with ash as volcano erupts

Students from Brighton University saw Mount Etna erupt during a field trip to Sicily. The 88 second-year undergraduates saw Etna spew ash up to three miles into the sky when the volcano erupted last Sunday (18 March). The geography, environment and geology students had arrived...
Posted On 25 Mar 2012 at 8:19 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Lynch mobbed at the death!

By Tim Hodges Nottingham Forest 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 The Albion conceded a late equaliser at the City Ground this afternoon and it was ex-Seagull Joel Lynch who restored parity. Brighton went in front after Vicente Rodriguez floated in a free kick and Welsh...
Posted On 24 Mar 2012 at 10:23 pm