Boy, 16, bailed over Hove armed robbery

A 16-year-old boy from Hove has been bailed by Brighton magistrates after being charged with robbery and having an imitation gun. The boy, who is not being named for legal reasons, appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (26 September). He is due back in court...
Posted On 28 Sep 2015 at 3:53 pm

Brighton and Hove Labour party recognised for May election wins

The city’s Labour councillors have been recognised by their party at this year’s conference for their successful campaign to take control of Brighton and Hove City Council in May. Leader of the council Warren Morgan and his fellow councillors Emma Daniel and Maggie...
Posted On 28 Sep 2015 at 2:52 pm

Brighton and Hove celebrates its 500th civil partnership to marriage conversion

More people have converted their civil partnerships to marriages in Brighton and Hove than anywhere else in the UK. Steve Bustin and John Williams today became the 500th couple to convert their status at the Brighton register office, after first getting hitched seven years ago....
Posted On 28 Sep 2015 at 2:10 pm

Brighton teacher to take school bus to Calais

A Brighton teacher is hoping to take a bus full of pop-up classrooms to Calais to allow hundreds of people can be taught languages and new skills to help them move on with their journey. Kate McAllister and a group of fellow teachers, plus nurses, artists and musicians, have...
Posted On 28 Sep 2015 at 12:52 pm

Teenager bottled during West Street brawl

A 19-year-old man required hospital treatment for a head wound after he was assaulted in Brighton in the early hours of yesterday morning. Police were called to the bottom of West Street shortly after 5.30am where a fight had been reported. The injured man, from Surrey, is...
Posted On 28 Sep 2015 at 10:29 am

Brighton hospital boss urges staff to help tackle £13m overspend

The chief executive of Brighton’s main hospital trust is urging staff to help tackle a £13 million overspend. Matthew Kershaw, who runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital, said that if staff didn’t deliver, an outside team “with no personal history of the trust” could come in and...
Posted On 28 Sep 2015 at 12:41 am

Girl, 15, sexually assaulted in Hove alley

A 15-year old girl has been sexually assaulted after being dragged into an alley in Hove. Sussex Police said: “Detectives are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl as she was walking home through Hove in the early hours of the morning (Sunday 27...
Posted On 28 Sep 2015 at 12:11 am

Man flees after behaving indecently in front of teenage girls in Brighton cinema

A man fled a cinema after a group of teenage girls were about to report him for behaving indecently in a Brighton cinema. Sussex Police said: “Police in Brighton are searching for a man suspected of acting indecently in front of teenage girls in a Brighton cinema. “At about...
Posted On 28 Sep 2015 at 12:01 am

Brighton housing charity chief marks 30 years

Brighton Housing Trust chief executive Andy Winter celebrated 30 years with the housing and homelessness charity in the past week. Mr Winter was first appointed as a hostel worker. He then became an operational manager for mental health and substance misuse services before...
Posted On 27 Sep 2015 at 11:39 pm

5 things we noticed after Brighton & Hove Albion drew with Bolton Wanderers

1) It was the first time Bobby Zamora started a match for the Seagulls since May 4th 2003. That match against Grimsby Town also ended in a 2-2 draw 2) The normally mild mannered Chris Hughton confronting the match referee Mark Haywood at the final whistle. Hughton was seemingly...
Posted On 27 Sep 2015 at 8:59 am