Ambulance chief sets out case for new Brighton base

An ambulance chief told councillors in Brighton and Hove why it wanted to set up an operational control centre at Falmer. James Pavey, senior operations manager for South East Coast Ambulance Service, said that the “make ready” centre would mean that paramedics could...
Posted On 26 Feb 2013 at 5:25 pm

Business leaders to debate whether Brighton and Hove should split

Businessmen and women from across the area will be debating whether Brighton and Hove should divorce at a meeting this evening (Tuesday 26 February). Some believe that Hove has been swallowed up by its bigger neighbour, especially since the merger of the old local authorities...
Posted On 26 Feb 2013 at 3:53 pm

Man hit with bottle in Brighton

A 23-year-old man was hit over the head with a glass bottle during a night out in the centre of Brighton. The attack happened at about 10.30pm on Saturday night (23 February) in the Castle Street area, close to Churchill Square. Two men had been seen arguing shortly beforehand,...
Posted On 26 Feb 2013 at 2:34 pm

Brighton hospital chiefs plan fresh smoking crackdown

Bosses at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton are planning a fresh crackdown on smoking. Smoking is already banned at the Royal Sussex but the ban is widely flouted, a board meeting was told this morning (Monday 25 February). Chris Adcock, chief executive of Brighton and...
Posted On 25 Feb 2013 at 8:38 pm

Brighton drugs gang trial due to start

The trial of four men from Brighton, who are accused of being part of a drugs gang, is due to start at Hove Crown Court today (Monday 25 February). They are due in court with two men from Merseyside. All six are accused of conspiring to supply heroin. The men were arrested in an...
Posted On 25 Feb 2013 at 4:52 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Spanish Dave raves – and Kuszczak makes wonder save

By Tim Hodges from the Amex Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Burnley 0 Albion’s Spanish contingent were instrumental as the Seagulls scored a vital victory over Burnley at the Amex. Some of the football played by Gus Poyet’s men was quite breathtaking and at times it...
Posted On 23 Feb 2013 at 11:12 pm

MEP for Brighton and Hove defects from UKIP to Conservatives

One of the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) who represents Brighton and Hove has defected from the UK Independence Party (UKIP) to the Conservatives. Marta Andreasen, who was elected in the South East England constituency in 2009, sent a resignation letter to the UKIP...
Posted On 23 Feb 2013 at 10:49 pm

Hundreds of Brighton and Hove drivers affected after M23 closed both ways

The M23 was closed in both directions after a serious accident meant delays for hundreds of drivers heading to and from Brighton and Hove. The driver of a Ford Transit was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious injuries after crashing into the central...
Posted On 23 Feb 2013 at 6:10 pm

Hove fraudster jailed for ripping off tradesmen

A fraudster from Hove was jailed for 18 months at Lewes Crown Court yesterday (Thursday 21 February). Russell Chandler, 29, of Cambridge Road, Hove, targeted small businesses by pretending to offer contacts for work. He employed sales staff whose job was to try to persuade...
Posted On 22 Feb 2013 at 6:07 pm

Brighton church wins permission to conduct civil partnership ceremonies

The Brighton Unitarian Church has become the first church in Brighton and Hove to be licensed to conduct civil partnership ceremonies. The move follows a change in the law which came into force at the end of last year. The church, in New Road, Brighton, has previously blessed...
Posted On 22 Feb 2013 at 2:35 pm