Norman Baker resigns days after backing Brighton MP in drugs debate

Lewes MP Norman Baker has resigned from the coalition government days after backing Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas in her House of Commons debate about drugs policy. Mr Baker, 57, is leaving his post as the Crime Prevention Minister at the Home Office where he was...
Posted On 04 Nov 2014 at 5:08 am

Brighton jockey wins Melbourne Cup

By Tim Hodges Brighton-born jockey Ryan Moore has won one of the world’s richest races, the Melbourne Cup, on the German horse Protectionist. The two-mile race brings Australia to a standstill in a similar way to the Grand National in Britain. Moore, 31, who was brought up...
Posted On 04 Nov 2014 at 4:26 am

Brighton Argus editor resigns

The editor of the Argus, Michael Beard, has resigned after nine years at the helm. Mr Beard is leaving at the end of the month to take up a communications role with Public Health England. He said: “I am ready for a new challenge. I have been with The Argus for nearly a decade,...
Posted On 03 Nov 2014 at 10:02 pm

More than 2,000 Londoners own second home in Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove is the second most popular town or city for Londoners to own second homes. Only Chichester is more popular, according to a combination of 2011 Census data and research by the estate agency Hamptons International. The figures were published in the Sunday Times...
Posted On 03 Nov 2014 at 4:44 pm

Hit and run taxi driver fined for knocking woman off her bike

A taxi driver has been landed with a bill of more than £900 for knocking a woman off her bike and then driving away in Brighton. On Friday 2 May at about 8am the victim, a 20-year-old woman from Brighton, was cycling along London Road and was near to the corner of Harrington Road...
Posted On 03 Nov 2014 at 3:03 pm

Man badly injured after being hit by white van in The Lanes

A pedestrian was left with serious head and injuries after he was hit by a white van in Ship Street, Brighton. Police today launched an appeal for witnesses to the crash which happened on Friday at about 11.20pm. A white Dodge box van, driven by a 42-year-old Brighton man,...
Posted On 03 Nov 2014 at 9:53 am

Argus reports sale of fewer than 5,000 copies in Brighton and Hove

The Argus newspaper has reported sales of fewer than 5,000 copies a day in Brighton and Hove, according to JICREG (Joint Industry Committee for Regional Media Research). The Sussex daily newspaper, based in Crowhurst Road, Hollingbury, sells 3,002 copies a day in Brighton and...
Posted On 02 Nov 2014 at 10:45 pm

Hundreds brave the rain for London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

Hundreds of drivers and thousands of spectators braved the rain for the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. About 550 cars – built before 1905 – were entered for the event which started in Hyde Park in London this morning (Sunday 2 November). Almost 500 of them were...
Posted On 02 Nov 2014 at 5:14 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Cherries pick off Albion

Bournemouth 3 Brighton & Hove Albion 2 Albion slumped to another league defeat at Bournemouth despite Adrian Colunga and Sam Baldock both scoring their first league goals for the club. Although the Seagulls started brightly with Gary Gardener denied from a free kick by Atur...
Posted On 01 Nov 2014 at 9:36 pm