Court orders Brighton attempted murder suspect to await trial in prison

A court has ordered a Brighton man charged with stabbing a 19-year-old woman to await trial for attempted murder in prison. Jamiv Usman, 30, unemployed, of Meadowview, Bevendean, was remanded in custody by Brighton magistrates at a short hearing this morning (Monday 30 March)....
Posted On 30 Mar 2015 at 10:39 am

Good Samaritans save Brighton man from attack by gang of ‘friends’

Police in Brighton would like to trace some passers-by who may have saved an attack victim from being robbed and sustaining worse injuries. Between 4am and 5am on Monday (23 March) the victim, a 29-year-old local man, was on his way home after a night out when he was attacked in...
Posted On 30 Mar 2015 at 7:44 am

Brighton hospital trust recruits 200 nurses from abroad

The main hospital trust serving Brighton and Hove has recruited more than 200 nurses from abroad over the past six months. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust shared the scale of overseas recruitment with Healthwatch Brighton and Hove in response to concerns about...
Posted On 30 Mar 2015 at 12:05 am

Brighton stabbing suspect to face court charged with attempted murder

The man suspected of stabbing a 19-year-old woman in Brighton in the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday 28 March) has been charged with attempted murder. Jamiv Usman, 30, unemployed, of Meadowview, Bevendean, is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court in the morning...
Posted On 29 Mar 2015 at 10:53 pm

Brighton and Hove politicians mind the gap in exam grades

Poorer children and those in care lag too far behind youngsters from middle class homes. Politicians are putting pressure on local schools to improve their GCSE performance. The matter has come up twice in a few weeks and was the subject of a heated debate at Brighton Town Hall...
Posted On 29 Mar 2015 at 4:21 pm

Brighton Lib Dem candidate criticises ‘flawed’ Valley Gardens scheme

A Liberal Democrat candidate has criticised some of the proposals put forward as part of the Valley Gardens project in the heart of Brighton. Rob Heale, who is standing for a seat on Brighton and Hove City Council, said that some of the ideas were crazy and would cause...
Posted On 29 Mar 2015 at 4:10 pm

Man held after Brighton woman seriously hurt in stabbing

A woman is in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed several times in Bevendean in the early hours of this morning (Saturday 28 March). A 30-year-old man from Brighton has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, Sussex Police said. The force said: “The alarm...
Posted On 29 Mar 2015 at 10:11 am

Four men convicted of prostituting 16-year-old runaway girl from Brighton

Four men have been convicted of prostituting a 16-year-old runaway girl from Brighton. Sussex Police said that it was the first prosecution in the county for child sexual exploitation by a group. As a result four men have been convicted and face a stretch in prison when they are...
Posted On 28 Mar 2015 at 8:05 pm

Brighton tea experts mix with PM at Downing Street reception

The couple behind a growing tea business based in Brighton told the Prime Minister David Cameron about their blend of success at a Downing Street reception this week. Mike Turner and Krisi Smith were invited to No 10 having benefited from the government’s Start Up Loans...
Posted On 28 Mar 2015 at 2:16 pm

Estate agent pledges funds for Brighton HIV and AIDS charity

A Brighton estate agent has promised to donate 5 per cent of the fee from every sale this year to the Sussex Beacon. Bosses at the Queen’s Road branch of Your Move made the pledge on setting up a new sales team to work alongside the existing lettings staff. The money that they...
Posted On 28 Mar 2015 at 1:50 pm