Brighton school pupil treated for meningitis

A school pupil from Brighton is being treated in hospital for meningitis. The student from the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) in Falmer was taken ill just over a week ago. The Health Protection Agency health protection unit for Sussex and Surrey said that it “has been...
Posted On 07 Dec 2012 at 1:49 pm

Brighton experts find almost half of new mothers take up smoking again

Two Brighton medical school experts are calling for better ways to help new mothers from taking up smoking after having given up during their pregnancy. They are Dr Anjum Memon, senior lecturer and consultant in public health medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, and...
Posted On 07 Dec 2012 at 9:39 am

Fire damages seven cars in Hove

Seven cars were damaged by fire in Hove after a bin was set alight in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 6 December). The fire in the bin had spread to a Mercedes ML car which was burnt out. Fuel leaked from the Mercedes, igniting and setting six other cars on fire and...
Posted On 06 Dec 2012 at 7:10 pm

Have you seen missing Brighton man?

Can you help find a 20-year-old man from Brighton who hasn’t been seen for more than three weeks? Nathan Williams has been missing from his home in Saltdean since Saturday 10 November. He was last seen leaving Bar 56 in George Street, Kemp Town, at about 9.45pm that evening. Mr...
Posted On 06 Dec 2012 at 12:57 pm

Portslade man sentenced for laundering drugs cash

A man from Portslade has been spared a prison sentence after he admitted laundering almost £10,000. Richard Sutton, 37, of Lincoln Road, Portslade, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court to 12 months in prison, suspended for 18 months, and 200 hours of unpaid work. Judge David Rennie...
Posted On 05 Dec 2012 at 8:43 pm

Saltdean man fined for sheep worrying

Brighton magistrates have fined a Saltdean man after his dogs worried sheep on Telscombe Tye and on a farm in Telscombe Cliffs. Five of the sheep died as a result, the bench was told, including two lambs and three ewes. Neil Rowe, 40, of Bannings Vale, Saltdean, was landed with...
Posted On 05 Dec 2012 at 8:22 pm

Brighton and Hove community leaders target youth unemployment

Political and community leaders in Brighton and Hove are to meet to look at ways to tackle youth unemployment. A report to the Brighton and Hove Strategic Partnership said: “Youth unemployment is rising in Brighton and Hove. “Recent increases in worklessness have been...
Posted On 04 Dec 2012 at 9:17 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion – FA Cup 3rd round – it's happening all over again!

By Tim Hodges Thirty years on from their famous 1983 FA Cup run, the Albion have again been drawn at home to Newcastle United in the 3rd round. The game will be shown live on ITV1 on Saturday 5 January, with a 12.30pm kick-off. It is the first time that Albion have appeared live...
Posted On 04 Dec 2012 at 7:41 pm

Hove mother bound and gagged in robbery at her home

Three men tied up, gagged and blindfolded a woman from Hove during a robbery at her home at the weekend. One of the men was wearing a rubber Halloween mask as he attacked the woman at about 5pm on Saturday (1 December). She was grabbed as she came out of the bathroom in her home...
Posted On 04 Dec 2012 at 3:26 pm

Dog may hold clues to Brighton man’s death

A Brighton man’s dog could hold vital clues to his death in a road accident. Sussex Police said that officers were trying to trace the person who may have tied up a dog called Howie outside a flat at Stanmer Heights in Bramble Way, Hollingbury. Traffic officers believe that James...
Posted On 04 Dec 2012 at 1:47 pm