Brighton lorry crash pensioner seriously injured in hospital

An 89-year old pedestrian is in hospital after being seriously injured when he was hit by a lorry in Brighton. The pensioner, from Woodingdean, was hurt in the accident in West Street, Brighton, on Wednesday (22 January). Sussex Police said yesterday (Thursday 23 January): “He...
Posted On 24 Jan 2014 at 8:29 am

Fire starts in bedroom at Hove nursing home

A fire started in the bedroom of a Hove nursing home in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 23 January). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that the blaze was reported just after 4.40am. It started in a bin in a resident’s room at the Asher Nursing Home in Wilbury...
Posted On 23 Jan 2014 at 8:26 am

Brighton MP teases UKIP over spoof Shipping Forecast at Prime Minister’s Questions

Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby latched on to a popular spoof shipping forecast at Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons today (Wednesday 22 January). The mock BBC Radio forecast makes fun of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and one of its councillors, David...
Posted On 22 Jan 2014 at 9:00 pm

Hove murder trial opens

The trial of a Brighton man accused of murdering a father of two in a Hove street started this morning (Wednesday 22 January). Edmund Nela, 31, is accused of shooting dead 32-year-old scaffolder Xhem Krasniqi, a fellow Albanian, in Selborne Road, off Church Road, Hove, on a...
Posted On 22 Jan 2014 at 1:56 pm

Brighton and Hove council audit flags concerns about conflicts of interest

All members of the Brighton and Hove City Council’s senior leadership team will be asked to submit a declaration of interests, gifts and hospitality every year. The council’s head of law Abraham Ghebre-Ghiorghis said that compliance was improving. And he said that more publicity...
Posted On 21 Jan 2014 at 10:25 pm

Brighton researchers want patients with high blood pressure for clinical trials

Researchers from Brighton are looking for patients with high blood pressure to take part in clinical trials for a new treatment. The patients should already be on treatment for hypertension and be aged between 55 and 80 years old. Their diastolic blood pressure – the bottom...
Posted On 21 Jan 2014 at 12:30 am

Thugs strike twice in Hangleton

Two thugs attacked a man and a woman in Hangleton in separate attacks just moments apart. And in one of the attacks they snatched their victim’s handbag before running off. Sussex Police said: “The first crime happened at around 5.45pm to 6pm on Friday (17 January) when an...
Posted On 20 Jan 2014 at 10:38 pm

Hove business run by disabled workers celebrates cash and carry success

A Hove business run by disabled workers has celebrated its latest success as a disabled man from Brighton has left for a cash and carry store. Joe Wadmore joined Able and Willing, at the Knoll Business Centre in Old Shoreham Road, Hove, four months ago. He has now moved from the...
Posted On 20 Jan 2014 at 3:48 pm

Hove church turns to Burns to pay for repairs after Christmas break-in

A Hove church is holding a Burns supper to raise money for repairs after a valuable window was smashed during a break-in on Christmas Day. The fundraising dinner takes place exactly a month on from Christmas – Saturday 25 January or Burns Night – in All Saints in The Drive, Hove....
Posted On 20 Jan 2014 at 1:54 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Seagulls left dazed by Derby

Derby County 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 A goal from Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford sent the Albion to their first defeat since Boxing Day at Pride Park this afternoon (Saturday 18 January). Bamford scored with just 15 minutes left to play, curling a free kick past Tomasz...
Posted On 18 Jan 2014 at 8:33 pm
, By