Detectives issue e-fit of Brighton sex attack suspect

Detectives have issued an e-fit of a man they want to interview about a sex attack on a woman in Brighton. The assault happened a fortnight ago (Sunday 13 May) at the Seven Dials, where Dyke Road meets Goldsmid Road. The man grabbed the 26-year-old woman a second time near...
Posted On 27 May 2012 at 1:11 pm

Saltdean Lido campaigners hold fun day in the park

The Friends of Saltdean Lido are holding a free fun day at the Oval Park today (Saturday 26 May) from 11am to 4pm. The event in the park behind the Lido attracted 5,000 people last year and hopes are high this year with the sunny weather. The fun day is sandwiched between two...
Posted On 26 May 2012 at 12:54 pm

Brighton crime expert criticises replacement for ASBOs

A respected Brighton criminologist has criticised the replacement for ASBOs, saying that they could falter unless offenders’ families were offered support. Professor Peter Squires, an academic at Brighton University, said that the criminal behaviour orders, or “Crimbos”, could...
Posted On 26 May 2012 at 12:26 pm

Brighton teacher points out top banker's schoolboy error

A retired university teacher from Brighton has given a senior banker a lesson in basic economics. Trevor Pateman, a former reader at Sussex University, had a letter published in the Financial Times today (Friday 25 May) in response to banker and academic Charles Plosser. Mr...
Posted On 25 May 2012 at 11:41 pm

Brighton boy, 14, denies manslaughter of Connor Saunders

A schoolboy from Brighton has entered a plea of not guilty to a charge of manslaughter after being accused of killing 19-year-old Connor Saunders. The 14-year-old is accused of punching Connor in West Street, Rottingdean, in what Sussex Police described as an altercation. Connor,...
Posted On 25 May 2012 at 11:39 pm

Woman seriously injured in 55ft fall from Brighton flat

A woman suffered serious injuries when she fell 55ft from the window of a flat close to Brighton seafront. Medics and a crew from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service spent two hours trying to rescue the her. She fell from a window in Madeira Mansions in Madeira Place, Brighton,...
Posted On 25 May 2012 at 11:31 pm

Hove schools miss out on funding for makeover

Hopes of improving two Hove secondary schools have been dashed with Labour criticising the decision by the Department for Education. Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, announced today that 261 schools would be rebuilt, undergo a major refurbishment or have urgent repairs...
Posted On 25 May 2012 at 5:40 pm

New Brighton and Hove council leader promises to listen to business

New council leader Jason Kitcat promised to listen more to businesses at a breakfast meeting in Brighton this morning (Friday 25 May). And he acknowledged the controversy over higher parking charges which his party, the Greens, put up earlier this year. Councillor Kitcat spoke...
Posted On 25 May 2012 at 10:56 am

Brighton priest bailed by court over sex abuse charges

A priest who worked in Brighton and Hove has appeared in court charged with sexually abusing two boys more than 20 years ago. Father Wilkie Denford, 77, of Broad Reach Mews, Shoreham, answered bail at Mid Sussex Magistrates’ Court in Haywards Heath. He appeared alongside church...
Posted On 24 May 2012 at 6:05 pm

Woman seriously injured in accident on Brighton seafront

A woman was seriously injured when she was hit by a car in the centre of Brighton late last night (Wednesday 23 May). The 21-year-old woman suffered serious injuries to her head and body and was taken to Hurstwood Park Neurosciences Centre in Haywards Heath. The woman, who comes...
Posted On 24 May 2012 at 5:39 pm