‘Harrowing stories’ suggest experts have been failing Brighton and Hove’s autistic children

Services set up to help some of Brighton and Hove’s most vulnerable children have instead been failing them and their families, according to an official report. Young people with autism have not been given a timely diagnosis, denying them help and adding to the strain on their...
Posted On 25 Apr 2014 at 6:45 am

Brighton MP urges council to save greenfield site from housing

Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby has written to Brighton and Hove City Council, urging planners to protect Meadow Vale in Ovingdean. He wants officials to rule out development at the greenfield site as part of the council’s current review of urban fringe sites being considered by...
Posted On 24 Apr 2014 at 7:23 pm

Man charged with shouting racist abuse at Hove shop staff

A Hove man is to appear in court accused of shouting racist abuse at shop staff near his home. Sussex Police said that officers were called to Church Road just before 4am on Sunday 30 March to a report that a man was being abusive to Asian staff at Subway. George Dalmon, 27, of...
Posted On 24 Apr 2014 at 4:11 pm

Brighton housing boss shortlisted for inspirational leader award

Brighton Housing Trust chief executive Andy Winter has been shortlisted for the annual Housing Heroes Awards. Mr Winter is one of six people remaining from more than 200 entries for the award of Inspirational Leader of the Year. He was shortlisted for the 2014 awards partly as a...
Posted On 24 Apr 2014 at 2:27 pm

Politics really does stink in Brighton and Hove

A member of Brighton and Hove City Council and former Sussex Police detective has uncovered a political stink and risked accusations of a cover up. Councillor Graham Cox wrote about the incident in a blog posting yesterday (Tuesday 22 April) but he refused to identify the...
Posted On 23 Apr 2014 at 10:13 pm

College to serve Newhaven and Brighton seeks first principal

A university technical college that will serve Newhaven, Brighton and the surrounding area is looking for its first principal. The sponsors behind the Newhaven University Technical College want a leader in place with the UTC due to open in September next year. The backers include...
Posted On 23 Apr 2014 at 9:59 pm

Police raid Brighton squat after man found with head and ear injuries

Police raided a squat in the centre of Brighton after a man was found injured in the street this morning (Wednesday 23 April). The emergency services were called at about 8.55am when a member of the public saw a man walking along Duke Street, Brighton, with injuries to his head...
Posted On 23 Apr 2014 at 7:49 pm

Police order Brighton March for England supporters and protesters to stay apart

People supporting and opposing the March for England in Brighton on Sunday (27 April) have been ordered to stay apart. Sussex Police announced that they were imposing the legal orders today – St George’s Day. Scores of people are expected to take part in the march and protest,...
Posted On 23 Apr 2014 at 6:30 pm

Hove doctors’ surgery promises patients that it won’t close

Patients were given an assurance that their surgery was not going to be closed at a meeting in Hove this morning (Wednesday 23 April). Lindsay Coleman, practice manager at the Burwash Road surgery in Hangleton, rebutted rumours following the announcement of a merger with the...
Posted On 23 Apr 2014 at 11:12 am

Hove man attacked with knife in Brighton street

A man was attacked with a knife by a stranger in a Brighton street after an argument, Sussex Police said today (Wednesday 23 April). The victim, a 36-year-old man from Hove, had parked his car in Cannon Place to meet a friend in Churchill Square, Brighton, at about 10.40pm on...
Posted On 23 Apr 2014 at 9:16 am