Travellers set up camp at Woodingdean burial ground

A group of travellers which had previously set up camp on an ancient burial ground in Hangleton have now moved to a current one in Woodingdean. The group of Irish travellers were due to be evicted from St Helen’s Green in Hangleton, thought to be a burial ground connected...
Posted On 26 May 2015 at 4:03 pm

Sussex Uni soars 24 places to break into UK top 20

A rise of 24 places in the Guardian University Guide 2016 puts Sussex among the UK’s top 20 universities. The table, published today, ranks Sussex at 19th, making it the highest climber in the table, while Brighton has fallen five places to rank 67th. Vice-Chancellor Professor...
Posted On 26 May 2015 at 1:31 pm

Video shows drug-dazed driver from Brighton on his journey to the cells

Police have released a video showing a drug-dazed driver make the journey from just before his arrest to a night in the cells. Neil El-Komboz, 30, of Ditchling Rise, Brighton, lurched around Asda at Brighton Marina at about 4.20am just before Christmas. El-Komboz and a friend...
Posted On 26 May 2015 at 12:44 pm

Brighton sea swimmer’s channel crossing abandoned

A Brighton sea swimmer who this morning attempted the earliest – and therefore coldest- channel crossing yet has had to abandon his mission this morning after becoming disorientated. Simon Cooke, who is raising money for local disabled children’s charity Amaze, set...
Posted On 26 May 2015 at 10:02 am

Thousands of children in Brighton and Hove have mental health conditions diagnosed

A growing number of children and young people in Brighton and Hove are showing signs of being mentally ill, according to a report being discussed by health chiefs today (Tuesday 26 May). Hospital admissions for self-harm have risen and are significantly higher than the national...
Posted On 25 May 2015 at 8:49 pm

Hove Carnival in the park today

Hove Carnival is due to get under way in Hove Park today (Monday 25 May). The carnival, formerly known as Hove Lions Day, has been organised by the Martlets. It starts at noon and raises funds for the hospice. The programme for the main arena includes the Beleza Samba party, the...
Posted On 25 May 2015 at 7:01 pm

More travellers pitch up on St Helen’s Green in Hangleton

More travellers have set up camp on St Helen’s Green in Hangleton, a day after a first group arrived. The first group drove on to the green at about 10.45pm on Friday (22 May). Councillor Dawn Barnett, who represents Hangleton and Knoll on Brighton and Hove City Council, sai...
Posted On 24 May 2015 at 6:56 pm

Lifeguards start work for summer on Brighton and Hove seafront

Lifeguards have started work for the summer on the seafront in Brighton and Hove. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “Teams of lifeguards will take up their posts on Brighton and Hove’s beaches this weekend kicking off the summer season. “The 30 new recruits will joining...
Posted On 24 May 2015 at 9:05 am

Chinese lantern blamed for Brighton building site fire

A Chinese lantern is believed to have started a blaze at a building site near Brighton Station. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “One Fire Engine from Preston Circus was mobilised to the address on Fleet Street at 6.48pm on (Thursday) 21 May following reports of a...
Posted On 23 May 2015 at 1:46 pm

Funding agreed for innovative Brighton drug company

A drug discovery company from Brighton has raised £4 million to fund research into treatments for respiratory diseases. Enterprise Therapeutics, which is based at the Sussex Innovation Centre, on the Sussex University campus at Falmer, said: “The proceeds will consolidate and...
Posted On 23 May 2015 at 1:15 am