Man held after Christmas Day murder in Brighton

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found in a flat in Brighton. The victim, a 24-year-old man from Rustington, had been stabbed to death. He died at the scene. His body was found in a flat in Warwick Mount, Montague Street, Kemp Town, at...
Posted On 26 Dec 2014 at 6:16 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Half time with Hodges

Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Reading 2 The former Albion striker Glenn Murray has come back to haunt the Seagulls with two first-half goals – the first after less than a minute. Albion replied through Jake Forster-Caskey. After a long Greg Halford throw was flicked on by...
Posted On 26 Dec 2014 at 4:02 pm

Brighton and Hove council leader spells out challenges for year ahead

The leader of Brighton and Hove City Council has spelt out some of the achievements of the past year and the challenges to come. Green leader Jason Kitcat spoke about efforts to improve rubbish collections and recycling rates in his column in the Brighton and Hove Independent...
Posted On 26 Dec 2014 at 2:25 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Now Burke and Ireland leave the Seagulls

By Tim Hodges Head of football operations David Burke and under-21 coach Simon Ireland have both left Brighton and Hove Albion as the club make sweeping changes to the backroom staff, seemingly bowing to fan pressure. Burke leaves after three years after widespread recent...
Posted On 24 Dec 2014 at 10:07 pm

Hove pensioner jailed for rape for 15 years

A pensioner from Hove has been jailed for 15 years for raping a girl over seven years. Patrick Foley, 83, of Prinsep Road, Hove, was found guilty of seven counts of rape by a jury at Lewes Crown Court on Monday (22 December). Foley knew his victim. He raped her between 1968 and...
Posted On 24 Dec 2014 at 8:12 pm

Woman grabbed by man who tried to pull her into park

A woman was grabbed from behind near Queen’s Park in Brighton on Sunday (21 December). The 33-year-old victim was in West Drive, near to the archway entrance of Queen’s Park and the junction of Park Hill, at about 9pm when an attempt was made to pull her into the...
Posted On 23 Dec 2014 at 6:34 pm

Brighton school says critical Ofsted report fails ‘common sense test’

A Brighton secondary school has submitted a formal complaint to Ofsted after an inspection and critical report by the watchdog. The school said that the report “failed the common sense test” and the governors had misgivings about the way the inspectors carried out their duties....
Posted On 23 Dec 2014 at 5:30 pm

Four more people from Brighton and Hove charged during drink drive crackdown

Four more people from Brighton and Hove have been arrested and charged during the annual Christmas crackdown on drink and drug driving by Sussex Police. Tony Graham, 48, was arrested at 2.30am on Saturday (20 December) in Whitehawk Road, Brighton, because officers suspected that...
Posted On 23 Dec 2014 at 1:10 am

Hove seafront fire treated as arson

A fire damaged a historic building on Hove seafront at the weekend. The fire service and Sussex Police are treating it as arson. The fire was spotted at Medina House – a Victorian bath house in King’s Esplanade by the corner of Sussex Road – shortly after 5.30pm on Saturday (20...
Posted On 23 Dec 2014 at 12:49 am

Teenager hunted by police in Brighton for return to prison

A teenager is being hunted by police in Brighton who want to return him to prison. Daryl Richardson, 18, is wanted for recall to prison for breaching the terms of his youth release licence, Sussex Police said. Richardson was described as 6ft 4in tall, of slim build, with brown...
Posted On 22 Dec 2014 at 10:27 pm