Brighton health centre offers HIV tests with instant results to mark World AIDS Day

A health centre is marking World AIDS Day on Monday (1 December) with HIV tests offering instant results. Brighton Station Health Centre said that it would have extra staff on duty at its surgery in Queen’s Road, Brighton. And with the help of the Terrence Higgins Trust they will...
Posted On 28 Nov 2014 at 4:12 pm

Brighton gardener fined for flytipping

A gardener from Brighton has been fined £500 for flytipping in Hove by magistrates. Charlie Brazil, 36, of Ridgeview, Coldean, cut back a leylandii in Hangleton Manor Close in July but left loads of foliage and tree trimmings at the property. Brazil told the homeowner, Lynn...
Posted On 28 Nov 2014 at 3:19 pm

Brighton and Hove Greens warn of job cuts and protests as draft budget is announced

Job cuts and protests are likely as Brighton and Hove City Council wrestles with a £70 million funding shortfall, the Greens said yesterday (Thursday 27 November). The ruling party also confirmed that it would be seeking a 5.9 per cent council tax rise to help maintain crucial...
Posted On 28 Nov 2014 at 10:26 am

Brighton man charged with rape and false imprisonment

A Brighton man has appeared in court charged with rape and false imprisonment. Kyle Dacosta, 23, a fast food employee, of St Paul’s Street, Brighton, appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Thursday 27 November). He was charged with the rape of a woman in Brighton on...
Posted On 28 Nov 2014 at 4:14 am

Hove parliamentary candidate urges sixth formers to register to vote

By Megan Philips and Ruby Nottidge Student Reporters Hove Park School Sixth formers were encouraged to register to vote by Graham Cox, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Hove next May. He told Hove Park School students that they should respond to the Bite the Ballot...
Posted On 28 Nov 2014 at 3:45 am

Shadow minister visits Hove Fire Station

The Shadow Fire Minister Lyn Brown visited Hove Fire Station yesterday (Thursday 27 November). The Labour MP joined the party’s parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown Nancy Platts to discuss the future of the fire service. Ms Platts has been campaigning against the loss of...
Posted On 28 Nov 2014 at 12:51 am

Brighton court bans drink driver caught with her fog lights on

A drink driver was caught because she had her fog lights on and was veering across the road, Brighton magistrates were told. Louise Flind, 48, of Gorham’s Lane, Telscombe, was arrested at 10.50pm on Friday 20 June after officers stopped her BMW on the A26 at Beddingham. Flind...
Posted On 27 Nov 2014 at 11:57 pm

£450m seafront plan will extend Churchill Square, demolish the Brighton Centre and build at Black Rock

Councillors have been briefed about a hugely ambitious blueprint to transform the seafront from the Brighton Centre to Black Rock. The confidential proposals are expected to cost at least £450 million and generate up to 2,000 jobs, according to the Brighton and Hove Independent...
Posted On 27 Nov 2014 at 10:55 pm

Four people suffer serious injuries in Brighton crash

An 18-year-old woman and three men suffered serious injuries in a car crash early this morning (Thursday 27 November). The woman and two of the men, all from Brighton, were said to have life-threatening injuries after the crash in Warren Road. Sussex Police said: “Police are...
Posted On 27 Nov 2014 at 10:32 pm

Brighton man faces jury trial over child sex abuse pictures and videos

A Brighton man has been sent for trial charged with having more than 7,500 pictures of children being sexually abused. Spencer Gorringe, 42, of Ringmer Drive, Brighton, is also accused of having two child porn videos. Some of the images were described as being category A – or the...
Posted On 27 Nov 2014 at 9:55 pm