Pensioner sentenced over death of Brighton motorcyclist

A 69-year-old man has been sentenced for causing a Brighton motorcyclist’s death by careless driving. The victim was 34-year-old Jacek Sawa, of Stephens Road in Hollingdean, who died in August last year. Emergency services were called to Davigdor Road in Hove at 6.25am on...
Posted On 25 Jun 2013 at 4:50 pm

Portslade pupils raise funds for trip to help poor Costa Rican children

Sixth formers are walking from Portslade to the Palace Pier and back as part of a fundraising effort today (Tuesday 25 June). The students from the Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA) are raising money for a trip to Costa Rica where they will be working with poor and...
Posted On 25 Jun 2013 at 2:46 pm

Portslade widow speaks out about drink-driving

The widow of a Portslade man has spoken out about drink-driving almost two years to the day after her husband was killed by a motorcyclist. Alan Barber, 71, and his wife Christine, from North Lane, Portslade, were choosing a new shower at a shop in Worthing on Friday 1 July 2011....
Posted On 25 Jun 2013 at 1:24 pm

Brighton hospital faces further watchdog inspection visits

An inspection team of up to 20 people is expected to make at least one unannounced visit to a hospital in Brighton in the coming months. The Royal Sussex County Hospital is preparing for the team from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after a three-day inspection from Tuesday 9...
Posted On 24 Jun 2013 at 4:55 pm

Brighton and Hove commuters delayed after accident shuts M23

Thousands of commuters from Brighton and Hove faced long delays this morning (Monday 24 June) after a crash led to the closure of the M23. The crash also held up thousands of people driving to Gatwick Airport to catch a flight. The crash happened at about 6am when a people...
Posted On 24 Jun 2013 at 4:52 pm

Brighton charity bosses dancing with delight as midsummer ball raises £60k

A midsummer ball on Brighton seafront raised £60,000 for charity last night (Saturday 22 June). Almost 500 people attended the Hilton Brighton Metropole Midsummer Ball. The organisers hoped that they would reach a target of £40,000 which they comfortably exceeded. They were...
Posted On 23 Jun 2013 at 11:09 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Poyet sacked

By Tim Hodges Brighton and Hove Albion have announced that Gus Poyet has been dismissed as first team manager. Poyet has been suspended by the club since early May. The Uruguayan was the Seagulls manager for nearly four years, taking over the reins from Russell Slade in 2009....
Posted On 23 Jun 2013 at 8:38 pm

A&E experts examine community care in Brighton and Hove

The intensive support team brought in to help the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department in Brighton is reviewing care provided in the community. One of the aims is to identify ways to ensure fewer patients turn up at A&E at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton...
Posted On 23 Jun 2013 at 2:27 pm

Brighton man wins ‘best job in the world’ in Australia

A 34-year-old man from Brighton has won one of the “best jobs in the world” in a global competition run by Tourism Australia. Rich Keam was chosen from more than 330,000 applicants for one of seven six-month contracts. He will be paid about £60,000 to be a “taste master”,...
Posted On 22 Jun 2013 at 2:27 pm

Agency workers help clear rubbish backlog in Brighton and Hove

Agency staff are working alongside CityClean binmen and street cleaners in Brighton and Hove to clear a backlog of rubbish. Brighton and Hove City Council said that extra workers would also be tackling the piles of rubbish at the weekend too. The council issued a joint statement...
Posted On 21 Jun 2013 at 7:29 pm