Brighton councillor urges cross-party action on travellers

By Christina Summers Something is frighteningly wrong when residents and small business owners tell me that their property is constantly under attack by Travellers and that they fear for their personal safety, but that the police are failing to offer any kind of protection,...
Posted On 20 Jun 2014 at 6:10 am

Stanmer horse rescue boss left in fear of his life

The man running a horse rescue centre in Stanmer Park said that he fears for his life after a series of attacks on his animals and property. Danny Cross, 37, from Brighton, who has run the Stanmer Horses rescue centre for just over a year, said that Sussex Police had not tried to...
Posted On 20 Jun 2014 at 5:43 am

Brighton man admits killing homeless woman in seafront toilets

A 52-year-old man from Brighton has admitted killing a homeless woman whose body was found in public toilets on the seafront last November. Timothy Smythe, who previously lived in Glenwood Lodge in Grand Parade, Brighton, and Percival Terrace in Kemp Town, pleaded guilty to...
Posted On 20 Jun 2014 at 5:15 am

Brighton and Hove council signs final i360 contracts today

Brighton and Hove City Council signed the final contracts relating to the proposed i360 observation tower this afternoon (Thursday 19 June). Councillor Geoffrey Bowden, chairman of the council’s Economic Development and Culture Committee, announced the news at a meeting of...
Posted On 19 Jun 2014 at 4:31 pm

Technology report describes Hove school as an ‘area of promise’

A report published this week has described a Hove secondary school as an “area of promise”. Hove Park School was one of a handful of schools singled out for praise in the report by the Education Foundation think-tank. The school has introduced iPads for every pupil and uses them...
Posted On 19 Jun 2014 at 1:53 pm

Brighton and Hove arcades and betting shops fail to enforce age limit

Four amusement arcades and two betting shops allowed a boy to play on a gaming machine without challenging him during an official test. Only one out of seven of the premises tested upheld the law and challenged the 16-year-old. The age limit for gaming machines is 18. The tests...
Posted On 19 Jun 2014 at 1:30 pm

Brighton flat fire was accidental

Firefighters put out a fire in a top floor flat in Brighton yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 18 June). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that crews from Roedean and Preston Circus in Brighton and from Hove were sent to tackle the blaze in Grafton Street in Kemp Town. The...
Posted On 19 Jun 2014 at 12:13 pm

Hove burglar missing from Ford Prison

A man jailed for burgling a home in Hove has absconded from Ford Prison in West Sussex. Craig Hayler, 30, is one of dozens of inmates missing from the open prison and among the most recent to go on the run. Sussex Police said that it had “decided to proactively publish the names...
Posted On 19 Jun 2014 at 6:17 am

Former Sussex cricketer banned for life over match-fixing at Hove

Former Sussex cricketer Naveed Arif Gondal has been banned from the game for life after he admitted match-fixing charges. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said that the 32-year-old former Pakistan A bowler had pleaded guilty to six breaches of the ECB’s Anti-Corruption...
Posted On 18 Jun 2014 at 2:17 pm

Brighton dog’s suffering highlighted as RSPCA publishes annual report

A dog in Brighton was so neglected that its matted fur amputated one of its paws and another had digits missing. The case of Florence, a shih tzu cross-breed, previously known as Cheeky, was highlighted as the RSPCA animal charity published its annual prosecutions report today...
Posted On 18 Jun 2014 at 8:53 am