Brighton hit and run suspect remanded by court

A man who was arrested on suspicion of a hit and run on Brighton seafront has been remanded by a court. Christopher Chan, 31, who is unemployed and has no fixed address, appeared before Eastbourne magistrates charged with other driving offences and a burglary. Chan admitted...
Posted On 22 Aug 2012 at 4:10 pm

Union accuses university of keeping Brighton staff in the dark over outsourcing

The University and College Union (UCU) has accused bosses at Sussex University of keeping staff in the dark about “privatisation plans”. The university said that it had shared information about its plans with the staff who would be affected. It said: “The university is refusing...
Posted On 22 Aug 2012 at 3:43 pm

Hove firefighters rescue kitten from tree

Firefighters from Hove rescued a kitten from a tree in a churchyard after it had been stuck for more than a day up there. The East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service crew were first called out shortly before 8pm on Saturday (18 August). The animal had been spotted high up in the tree...
Posted On 22 Aug 2012 at 2:38 pm

Hangleton death crash driver jailed

A drink driver was jailed for six years today after killing another driver on the A27 Brighton bypass in Hangleton. Joseph Lavelle, 36, a painter, of Lyndhurst Road, Worthing, was jailed for causing the death of Alf Filer, a 58-year-old father from Worthing, by careless driving...
Posted On 22 Aug 2012 at 1:35 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: No score roar!

By Tim Hodges from The Amex Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Cardiff City 0 The Albion were held to a goal-less draw by perennial Welsh promotion hopefuls Cardiff City. However, it was Albion’s highest home league attendance in nearly 30 years. And the noise that emanated from the...
Posted On 21 Aug 2012 at 11:02 pm

Hove business boss prepares to share his King Alfred dreams

Two and a half years ago Rob Starr couldn’t swim. Less than a fortnight ago he swam the English Channel as part of a relay team of six people. Mr Starr is nothing if not determined. The insurance company boss will need every ounce of that determination if his latest project is to...
Posted On 21 Aug 2012 at 6:59 am

Brighton artist drawn to clowning

Curtis Tappenden didn’t run away with the circus. He saw one setting up close to where he was working and just strolled over. He was teaching at the time and wanted to ask whether he and his students could come and sketch. And he’s been drawn to drawing scenes and characters in...
Posted On 21 Aug 2012 at 6:26 am

Former Brighton night club to reopen as a pub

A former Brighton night club is being refurbished and converted into a pub. New owner Inn Brighton has submitted a planning application to Brighton and Hove City Council to overhaul the old Gloucester night club – more recently the Barfly – in Gloucester Place. Lewis and Co...
Posted On 21 Aug 2012 at 5:00 am

Bonfire kills Brighton school’s chickens

Seven chickens kept at a Brighton primary school have died after a bonfire got out of control. The bonfire in Chalkland Rise, Woodingdean, spread to a fence after some dry grass caught light just yards from the Rudyard Kipling Primary School boundary. East Sussex Fire and Rescue...
Posted On 20 Aug 2012 at 10:52 pm

What a load of rubbish on Brighton and Hove’s beaches

Cleaning staff cleared more than 23 tons of rubbish from the beaches of Brighton and Hove over the weekend (Saturday 18 August and Sunday 19 August). Brighton and Hove City Council said that this was the most collected in one weekend this year. It said that 60 extra litter bins...
Posted On 20 Aug 2012 at 10:01 pm