Buddha swiped from garden in Hove

A Buddha and a 2ft pink flamingo are among a hoard of garden ornaments stolen in Hove over the past six weeks. Ten thefts have been reported in Hangleton from Thursday 15 March to Friday 20 April, Sussex Police said. The stolen items also include elephant and teddy bear ornaments...
Posted On 23 Apr 2012 at 8:13 pm

Brighton police officer cleared of assaulting prisoner

A Brighton police officer has been cleared of assaulting a man who was being held down on the floor by three colleagues. PC Sebastian Day, 26, a response officer from Brighton, was found not guilty of common assault after a trial at Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court in Kent. PC Day...
Posted On 23 Apr 2012 at 7:32 pm

Brighton diabetes expert backs calls for more research funding

A diabetes expert at Brighton University is backing calls for more government funding to find a cure for the condition. Adrian Bone, professor of cell and molecular biology, is leading what the university described as one of the most innovative research projects to find a cure...
Posted On 23 Apr 2012 at 4:09 pm

Russian gymnasts asked to train in old Hove church but are told 'you haven't a prayer'

Russia’s Olympic gymnastics squad asked to train in Hove so that they could prepare for the Games this summer. But the local club said that its gym – in a disused church – was not big enough or suitable. Ann Martin, who runs Brighton and Hove Gymnastic Club in Newtown Road, Hove,...
Posted On 22 Apr 2012 at 10:02 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion : Falmer finale!

By Tim Hodges from the Amex. Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Birmingham City 1 The Albion drew their final home game of the season in front of a  hugely appreciative crowd at the Amex. Ashley Barnes was the Seagulls hero with a late equaliser, but it was Vicente who won the hearts...
Posted On 21 Apr 2012 at 10:35 pm

Hove and Portslade burglary suspects kept in custody

Three men accused of two burglaries in Hove and Portslade have been told that they will be held in prison while they await trial. They were told yesterday (Friday 20 April) that they will be brought before a jury at Lewes Crown Court on Friday 6 July. Robert Hooper, 51, of...
Posted On 21 Apr 2012 at 3:35 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Vicente – I really like it here

Albion’s Spanish superstar has suggested he would be delighted to come back next season. But will need to discuss the situation with  Gus Poyet, Tony Bloom and of course his family . His partner is expecting the couples second child in June and they will be returning to...
Posted On 21 Apr 2012 at 1:31 pm

Three face court over Hove and Portslade burglaries

Three men are due before Brighton magistrates this morning (Friday 20 April) charged with burglaries in Hove and Portslade. Robert Hooper, 51, of Downland Crescent in Hangleton, Tony Cooper, 19, of no fixed address, and Robert Cox, 26, also of Downland Crescent, were arrested...
Posted On 20 Apr 2012 at 9:12 am

Brighton firefighter recovers from broken back

A Brighton firefighter who suffered a broken back is heading to France to ride the route of one of Europe’s toughest cycling races. Ben Bailey, a firefighter from White Watch, Roedean, heads to the south of France in June to ride the route of the Trans-Provence race. It has been...
Posted On 20 Apr 2012 at 9:08 am

Brighton & Hove Albion : Taricco ''Amazing first season at the Amex''

By Tim Hodges from the Amex Press Briefing. Albion assistant boss Mauricio Taricco said today what an amazing first season the club has had at the Amex. ”we have played some big teams and had some success’.’ Tano appeared to have particularly enjoyed the...
Posted On 19 Apr 2012 at 11:36 pm