Man suffers broken jaw after being attacked outside Brighton hotel

A 24-year-old man suffered a broken jaw when he was attacked outside a hotel on Brighton seafront in the early hours of Sunday morning (17 February). The victim, who comes from Peacehaven, was treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. He was out with friends when...
Posted On 19 Feb 2013 at 4:06 pm

Ministers encourage Greater Brighton ‘eco-tech’ region

Proposals to promote Greater Brighton as a place for jobs and business growth have won backing from the government. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg named Brighton and Hove in a speech last night (Monday 18 February) as one of 20 areas shortlisted to be part of the government...
Posted On 19 Feb 2013 at 12:47 pm

Hove detectives revisit seafront murder scene

Detectives are handing out leaflets on Hove seafront at the scene of a murder last Monday (11 February) asking passers-by for help catching the killer or killers. They were at the pitch and putt this evening (Monday 18 February) where the body of rough sleeper Lea Williams, 45,...
Posted On 18 Feb 2013 at 9:02 pm

Man arrested after woman murdered in Brighton stabbing

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing a woman to death in the centre of Brighton last night (Sunday 17 February) Officers from Sussex Police are holding the man under guard at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where he is being treated for stab...
Posted On 18 Feb 2013 at 12:47 pm

Thousand take part in Brighton Half Marathon

The first runners have made it home the Brighton Half Marathon which started at 9am today (Sunday 17 February). Paul Martelletti, a 33-year-old London runner from New Zealand, won the race in 1 hour 7 minutes and 30 seconds. The first woman home was Emma Taylor-Gooby, 32, from...
Posted On 17 Feb 2013 at 11:42 am

Man hit by train at Portslade Station

A man has been hit by a train at Portslade Station this afternoon (Saturday 16 February), according to the train operator Southern. A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “BTP officers were called to the Portslade Railway Station on Saturday 16 February after a...
Posted On 16 Feb 2013 at 4:54 pm

Hove MP appointed to Commons Justice Committee

The Conservative MP for Hove Mike Weatherley has been appointed to the House of Commons Justice Select Committee. The Justice Committee examines the spending, administration and policy of the Ministry of Justice and associated public bodies. Mr Weatherley has worked with the...
Posted On 16 Feb 2013 at 12:28 pm

Brighton and Hove schools warned about horse meat

Schools in Brighton and Hove have been sent a warning about the horse meat scandal by the Department for Education. The email included a link to a report by the Food Standards Agency which named five companies so far found to have sold or supplied horse meat. The five named were...
Posted On 16 Feb 2013 at 11:46 am

Five men jailed for £2m Brighton fraud

Five fraudsters have been jailed for trying to launder more than £2 million stolen from Sussex University. Gurdip Singh, 37, his business partner Hamel Bakrania, 36, Dennis Francis, 50, Innocent Ohazurume, also 50, and Andrew Wormstone, 43, tried to use a network of bank...
Posted On 15 Feb 2013 at 7:56 pm

Brighton gap year student found alive in the outback

A former Brighton College student has been found alive three days after going missing in the outback in Australia. Sam Woodhead, 18, got lost after going for a run while working as a jackeroo at a cattle station in Queensland. Rescuers said that the teenager was lucky to be...
Posted On 15 Feb 2013 at 7:06 pm