Brighton arsonist destroys cars, caravan and motorbike

An arsonist or arsonists completely destroyed two cars, a motorbike and a caravan in a spate of fires in Brighton at the weekend.   Several other cars and nearby homes were damaged in six separate fires between 2am and 4am on Saturday (15 September) in Whitehawk.   PC William...
Posted On 18 Sep 2012 at 9:45 pm

Tax bosses to clamp down on Brighton and Hove restaurants

Restaurant owners in Brighton and Hove are facing a tax clampdown, Revenue and Customs said today (Tuesday 18 September). Revenue and Customs chiefs said that they had set up a task force to tackle tax dodgers in the trade across Sussex, the Solent and the wider South East. They...
Posted On 18 Sep 2012 at 9:34 pm

Brighton Half Marathon places going fast after Olympics

Places in the next Brighton Half Marathon are selling out in record time, the organisers said today (Tuesday 18 September). More people are volunteering to help too in the race which will be held on Sunday 17 February . The organisers said that they were issuing a last call for...
Posted On 18 Sep 2012 at 12:54 pm

Brighton hospital staff step up fight against infection

Hospital staff in Brighton took part in a campaign to remind colleagues about ways to reduce the risk of sepsis. The campaign took place at the Royal Sussex County Hospital on World Sepsis Day last Thursday (13 September). Sherree Fagge, chief nurse at Brighton and Sussex...
Posted On 17 Sep 2012 at 7:01 pm

Man's face slashed with blade in Brighton seafront attack

A Brighton man was slashed across the face with what appears to have been a Stanley knife. The 20-year-old was taken to hospital after being attacked near the seafront in the early hours of Saturday (15 September). Sussex Police said that he was treated for serious but non life...
Posted On 17 Sep 2012 at 6:47 pm

Education Secretary to visit Brighton and Hove school

Education Secretary Michael Gove is to visit the new Brighton and Hove Bilingual Primary School. Mr Gove told the House of Commons that he plans to visit the new school in its temporary home in Falmer shortly. The Bilingual Primary School is the first free school of its kind in...
Posted On 17 Sep 2012 at 6:12 pm

Charity cyclists raise funds for Brighton hospital

A team of Brighton hospital staff have returned from a 400-mile fundraising cycling trip. The team was raising money for Rockinghorse, the children’s charity which supports the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital. It was made up of staff from ISS, the facilities...
Posted On 16 Sep 2012 at 1:22 am

Free cycling event on Hove Lawns today

A free five-hour cycling event is taking place on Hove Lawns this afternoon (Sunday 16 September). The Summer of Cycling event is intended to be a fun way of promoting cycling and runs from noon to 5pm. It comes after Bradley Wiggins’s triumph in the Tour de France and the...
Posted On 16 Sep 2012 at 12:31 am

British Beard and Moustache Championships take place in Brighton today

The first British Beard and Moustache Championships are due to be held in Brighton today (Saturday 15 September). They follow the hosting of the World Beard and Moustache Championships here by the Handlebar Club five years ago. The event today is being held to raise money for the...
Posted On 15 Sep 2012 at 8:36 am

ASBO served on man who attacked Brighton toilet attendants

A man who attacked and homophobically abused two toilet attendants in Brighton has been served with a criminal anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) by magistrates. Patrick Burke, 48, of Malling Street, Lewes, carried out the attack in the public toilets in Prince’s Place, Brighton,...
Posted On 15 Sep 2012 at 1:27 am