Brighton driver fined after being caught slumped at the wheel

A Brighton man has been fined and given points on his licence after being caught slumped at the wheel of his car while the engine ran. Christopher Yeates was arrested at 3.50am on Saturday 20 December after he was found in Clifton Street, Brighton. The 45-year-old admitted that...
Posted On 03 Mar 2015 at 12:28 pm

Petition launched to save the Mazda fountain from destruction

A Brighton mother who wants her daughter to enjoy the Mazda fountain just as she once did has started a petition to save it. The Victorian electric fountain has been earmarked for demolition should the ambitious Valley Gardens scheme go ahead. The plans were given a funding boost...
Posted On 03 Mar 2015 at 12:22 pm

Proposed home to school transport changes in Brighton and Hove could be illegal, warns charity

A Brighton and Hove charity has warned the council that proposed changes to its home to school transport policy could be illegal. Mascot, a local parent-led voluntary organisation for families with children on the autism spectrum, also said that the changes could put young lives...
Posted On 03 Mar 2015 at 11:45 am

On-the-run Brighton burglar returned to prison

Convicted burglar Aaron Barrett has been returned to prison after being arrested in Portslade. The 24-year-old was wanted for recall to prison after he failed to live at the address that was agreed as part of his licence. He had earlier been released from prison partway through a...
Posted On 03 Mar 2015 at 11:26 am

Brighton hosts some of the booziest students in Britain

Both Brighton universities feature in the top ten in the University Drinking League Table compiled by the Student Beans website. In second spot Sussex University students were reported to drink an average of 18.2 units of alcohol a week, behind York University students’ 19.7...
Posted On 03 Mar 2015 at 10:50 am

Man bottled on Brighton train after friendly chat with stranger turns sour

A man was smashed over the head with a bottle after striking up a conversation with a group of men on a Brighton train. British Transport Police (BTP) detectives are asking for the public’s help in finding the man responsible and believe this man may be able to help them with...
Posted On 03 Mar 2015 at 8:54 am

Grooming and sex trafficking concerns prompt fresh look at child protection in Brighton and Hove

Children are almost certainly being sexually exploited in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area. Accurate numbers are hard to come by. But after the many failures of the police, politicians, council officials, social workers and others in Rotherham, a great deal of work is...
Posted On 03 Mar 2015 at 6:06 am
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