Brighton hit and run driver faces jail

A hit and run driver looks likely to be jailed on Monday (19 November) after he admitted knocking over a 28-year-old carer from Hove. Christopher Chan, 31, didn’t stop after smashing into Michelle Greest in a stolen Volkswagen Passat on Brighton seafront in July. Chan, who is...
Posted On 15 Nov 2012 at 11:36 am

Portslade flat damaged by fire

Fire damaged a flat in Portslade in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 14 November). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service received the call-out to the top floor flat in Trafalgar Road, Portslade, at about 1.30am. Firefighters from Hove and Preston Circus in Brighton...
Posted On 14 Nov 2012 at 9:10 am

Brighton college chiefs plan £73m makeover

Plans for a £73 million redevelopment of the main City College buildings will be shared with the public this week. The scheme will involve demolishing Pelham Tower and replacing it with 500 student flats after new college premises have been built on the neighbouring car park. And...
Posted On 13 Nov 2012 at 10:35 pm

Brighton medical staff given extra training after child neglect case

A case of parents neglecting a child because of their addiction to drink or drugs has led to doctors, health visitors, midwives and social workers being given extra training. A review found a need for “considerable learning” as a result of the case. Brighton and Hove Local...
Posted On 13 Nov 2012 at 10:27 pm

Brighton and Hove police commander to retire

The police commander for Brighton and Hove is to retire in the spring. Chief Superintendent Graham Bartlett, 48, said that he would retire from Sussex Police on Sunday 31 March. He said: “I have taken the decision to retire from the police service next March. “By that time I will...
Posted On 13 Nov 2012 at 5:47 pm

Woman fights off attacker in Brighton

A woman fought off a man who dragged her into an alleyway and robbed her near the Seven Dials in Brighton. She was lost while on her way to friends when the attack happened at about 3.40am on Sunday (11 November). The 26-year-old woman screamed and fought the man when he grabbed...
Posted On 13 Nov 2012 at 8:35 am

Public meeting in Hove to hear about bus station plans

A public meeting is being held in Hove this week to discuss the proposed redevelopment of the Conway Street bus depot. Three councillors have invited people who may be affected by the Hove Square scheme to hear feedback from the developer Matsim’s initial consultations....
Posted On 12 Nov 2012 at 3:34 pm

Two men go on trial over death of Brighton man

Two men are due to go on trial for murder today over the death of a 40-year-old bricklayer from Brighton. Joel Elliott, 22, of North Road, Brighton, and Adam White, also 22, of Bedford Place, Liverpool, are due to appear for trial at Lewes Crown Court this morning (Monday 12...
Posted On 12 Nov 2012 at 10:24 am

Brighton community activist calls for action to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour

A community activist has written to people living and working in and near a busy Brighton shopping street calling for action to address crime and anti-social behaviour. Chris Cooke is urging traders and residents in and around St James’s Street to come to  public meeting to...
Posted On 11 Nov 2012 at 10:58 am

Brighton & Hove Albion: Three for all!

By Tim Hodges Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 Brighton & Hove Albion 3 The Albion held Wolves to a draw at Molineux this afternoon (Saturday 10 November) despite going a goal behind in the first half and taking the lead with a last-minute penalty. The Black Country side had...
Posted On 10 Nov 2012 at 9:50 pm