Brighton and Hove mental health workers strike over night shift row

Mental health workers in Brighton and Hove went on strike yesterday (Wednesday 24 September) in a dispute over night shifts. Their union, Unison, said that the staff did not want to be on strike but faced having a night-time rota imposed on them which would be dangerous, unsafe...
Posted On 25 Sep 2014 at 5:17 am

Brighton man sentenced in £1k shoplifting case

A Brighton man who shoplifted camera equipment worth almost £1,000 has been sentenced by a court. James David Danks, 38, of Clifton Street, Brighton, was given a 12-month conditional discharge by magistrates. Danks, also known as David Gary Ball, was also ordered to pay £85 in...
Posted On 25 Sep 2014 at 5:06 am

Conmen steal £1,200 from elderly Brighton woman

Conmen have stolen £1,200 from an 85-year-old Brighton woman. A man called the elderly woman at about midday on Monday (22 September), Sussex Police said. The caller said that he was from a company dealing with a damp problem next door to her Beaconsfield Road home and that she...
Posted On 24 Sep 2014 at 10:00 pm

Car crash closes Queens Park Road

A car crash outside the Hanover pub closed Queen’s Park Road to traffic earlier this evening. Emergency services were called to the crash at the junction with Pankhurst Avenue shortly after 8pm this evening. A spokesman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue said: “There...
Posted On 24 Sep 2014 at 9:29 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion: Seagulls win battle of the Albions

Burton Albion 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 3 Brighton and Hove Albion progressed to the 4th round of the Capital Cup for the first time in 35 seasons after overcoming Burton Albion by three goals to nil at the Pirelli Stadium. First-half goals from Rohan Ince and Kazenga LuaLua...
Posted On 24 Sep 2014 at 9:16 pm

Another bad day on the trains after person hit by train at Wivelsfield

Brighton commuters are facing a third day of severe delays after a person was hit by a train at Wivelsfield. The incident happened at about 6.3opm this evening, and trains came to a standstill between Preston Park and Haywards Heath as a result. Just recieved notification of a...
Posted On 24 Sep 2014 at 5:49 pm

Brighton teenager ‘killed in Syria’

A 19-year-old from Brighton is believed to have been killed in Syria in the past 48 hours, the Guardian is reporting this afternoon. The newspaper says two western fighters in Syria said Khalil al-Britani, whose real name is understood to be Ibrahim Kamara, died after a US air...
Posted On 24 Sep 2014 at 4:27 pm

Brighton and Hove’s main train operator wins national ‘passenger’ award

Brighton and Hove’s main train operator Southern has picked up two prizes at the National Rail Awards. It came first in the Putting Passengers First category and won the Outstanding Personal Contribution award. The train company was also highly commended in four categories....
Posted On 24 Sep 2014 at 4:12 pm

Person hit at Preston Park was 39-year-old Brighton man

The person hit by a train at Preston Park Station this week was a 39-year-old Brighton man. Floral tributes have appeared on the platform today in memory of the man who was killed at the station during the afternoon rush hour. The incident at 5.40pm led to the blocking of the...
Posted On 24 Sep 2014 at 3:44 pm

Brighton and Hove bin strikes called off for more talks

Tomorrow’s bin strike has been called off to allow more time for the council to come up with proposals. The GMB today agreed to suspend action today and next Tuesday for more talks about the on-going dispute over drivers’ allowances and responsibilities after meeting...
Posted On 24 Sep 2014 at 3:13 pm