Brighton student helps start cancer charity’s ‘dryathlon’ challenge

A business management student from Brighton is helping Cancer Research UK as they ask supporters to sign up as “dryathletes”. Steve Welsh, 20, a Sussex University undergraduate, is already backing the “dryathlon” fundraising campaign and aims to stay “dry” by not drinking alcohol...
Posted On 26 Dec 2013 at 6:53 pm

Be a bright spark – recycle electric goods in Brighton and Hove!

With thousands of people expected to receive electrical goods for Christmas across Brighton and Hove, council bosses are urging people to recycle the unwanted items that may be being replaced. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “If Santa brings you a new hairdryer, food...
Posted On 25 Dec 2013 at 10:42 am

Christmas Day storm fears in Brighton and Hove prove unfounded

Fears of further storms in Brighton and Hove on Christmas Day turned out to be unfounded. The annual Christmas Day swim in Brighton was cancelled by Brighton and Hove City Council on the basis of the forecasts. The council said that it would close the section of the beach where...
Posted On 25 Dec 2013 at 10:07 am

Two men rob mobile phone shop in Brighton

Two men robbed a Brighton mobile phone shop of cash and handsets just as staff were preparing to close for the day. The thieves struck at about 6pm yesterday (Monday 23 December) at the Phones 4 U shop in North Street in Brighton. Both men were wearing dark hooded tops,...
Posted On 24 Dec 2013 at 7:04 pm

Stormy weather keeps 999 crews busy in Brighton and Hove

The stormy weather has been keeping the fire service busy in Brighton and Hove. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said today (Tuesday 24 December) that it was “continuing to deal with a high number of calls relating to the bad weather”. It said: “The majority have been linked...
Posted On 24 Dec 2013 at 5:53 pm

Brighton Comedy Festival founder Addison Cresswell dies

One of the founders of the Brighton Comedy Festival, Addison Cresswell, has died of a heart attack at the age of 53. Mr Cresswell represented Jonathon Ross, Jo Brand, Jack Dee and many other comedians having graduated in 1981 from Brighton Polytechnic – now Brighton University. A...
Posted On 23 Dec 2013 at 9:16 pm

Emergency services meet as 80mph winds batter Brighton and Hove

The emergency services have met to co-ordinate the response to the storm battering Brighton and Hove this afternoon and evening (Monday 23 December). Sussex Police, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, health chiefs, the Met Office, the Environment Agency, Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 23 Dec 2013 at 8:00 pm

Girl, 13, trapped by falling wall in Brighton

A teenage girl was trapped by a falling wall in Brighton in the storms this afternoon (Monday 23 December). Sussex Police said: “We were contacted shortly before 4pm today to a report that a 13-year-old girl had been trapped by a falling wall in Eastern Road, Brighton. “The girl...
Posted On 23 Dec 2013 at 7:37 pm

Brighton man faces jail for raping two women

A Brighton man faces jail for raping two women. Stephen Edwards, 48, of Merevale, in Hollingdean, was convicted of raping Pauline Jenkins, 46, at her home in Woodingdean. A jury convicted Edwards after a three-week trial at Hove Crown Court. Pauline Jenkins was found dead at her...
Posted On 23 Dec 2013 at 5:56 pm

Woman sexually assaulted in Brighton

A 20-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in the street after a night out in Brighton. The victim was walking home when a man approached her in Middle Street at about 2.15am on Saturday (21 December). The man walked with the woman to Queen’s Road but then sexually assaulted her...
Posted On 23 Dec 2013 at 3:46 pm