Fire disrupts dozens of Brighton and Hove trains

Trains in and out of Brighton and Hove are facing delays and cancellations after a fire late last night (Thursday 20 December). The electrical fire at Preston Park was reported just before midnight, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said. It affected hundreds of people trying...
Posted On 21 Dec 2012 at 10:20 am

Jailed Brighton mother could be freed from Bali prison within weeks

A mother from Brighton could be freed from prison in Indonesia within weeks after being sentenced to one year for having drugs. Rachel Dougall, 39, was cleared of a being part of an international drug trafficking ring in Bali but convicted of not reporting a drugs offence....
Posted On 21 Dec 2012 at 7:38 am

Brighton youngsters given help turning community project ideas into action

Young people from Brighton have been given support to help them turn ideas for community projects into reality. The four groups, from Bevendean and Moulsecoomb, have each received a Pegasus Award from the Aldridge Foundation, the educational charity behind two Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 21 Dec 2012 at 7:02 am

Two dozen arrests follow domestic violence tweetathon in Brighton

Twenty four people have been arrested as a result of a tweetathon about domestic violence held in Brighton. Sussex Police said that it expected to arrest eight more people and added: “A number of referrals were made to adult social care and children’s services as a result of...
Posted On 20 Dec 2012 at 1:40 pm

Sussex County Cricket Club appoints new chief executive

Sussex County Cricket Club has appointed a new chief executive to take over from Dave Brooks. Zac Toumazi arrives at the County Ground in Hove next month after working as group commercial director for Hampshire and previously Surrey. At Hampshire he played a key role in staging...
Posted On 20 Dec 2012 at 11:38 am

Brighton and Hove loo campaigners urge council to hold on

If only spending a penny were as cheap as the phrase suggests, it might not have led to a recent petition and campaign. But the cost led Brighton and Hove City Council to close some public toilets earlier this year as part of its budget cuts. Those closed were near others which...
Posted On 20 Dec 2012 at 7:16 am

Hove man bailed after assault in Brighton

A 24-year-old man suffered a serious head injury when he was attacked in West Street, Brighton. He was punched and knocked to the ground outside the Oceana nightclub by another man near the taxi queue at 3.20am on Sunday 25 November. A 29-year-old Hove man was arrested at the...
Posted On 19 Dec 2012 at 9:54 pm

Brighton hospital prepares for winter strain

As winter comes around every year, it may seem surprising that health chiefs feel the need to put together a “winter plan”. But they do. The reason is simple. We know that we will probably have at least one or two cold snaps – and this winter we’ve already had the first – but we...
Posted On 19 Dec 2012 at 8:24 pm

Telscombe school placed in special measures

Telscombe Cliffs Community Primary School has been placed in special measures after an inspection by Ofsted. The schools watchdog concluded that the overall standard of the school was inadequate as was the leadership and management while the quality of teaching required improved....
Posted On 19 Dec 2012 at 9:10 am

Brighton & Hove Albion: A Merry Christmas two all!

By Tim Hodges from the Amex Brighton & Hove Albion 2 Millwall 2 The Albion drew at the Amex with a well-disciplined and well-prepared Millwall  on this evening (Tuesday 18 December). Former Blackpool & QPR centre half Dan Shittu had Albion record signing Craig...
Posted On 18 Dec 2012 at 10:50 pm