Brighton MP steps up campaign for nationalised railway as fares rise again

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas has stepped up her campaign to bring the railways back into public ownership as fares rise again. The Green MP has written a first-person piece for the Brighton and Hove Independent a week before her Railways Bill is given a second reading in...
Posted On 02 Jan 2015 at 5:03 pm

Hove man banned for drink driving

A 30-year-old Hove man has been banned from the roads for drink driving. Aftam Miah, 30, of Findon Close, Hangleton, was one of five drivers in the latest batch to be convicted during the annual crackdown by Sussex Police. Miah was stopped at 8.30am on Sunday 14 December while...
Posted On 02 Jan 2015 at 4:36 pm

Are Brighton children being labelled bigots over playground taunts?

Children in Brighton and Hove as young as three years old are being labelled bigots, according to a campaign group. The claims by the Manifesto Club are reported on the front page of the Daily Mail today (Friday 2 January). The Manifesto Club, which campaigns against the...
Posted On 02 Jan 2015 at 4:21 pm

Detectives hunt for burglars who raided vulnerable OAP’s home

Do you recognise any of the people in this CCTV? They were caught on camera while using the cash cards of a vulnerable pensioner that had been stolen from her home in a burglary in Brighton. Burglars visited the victim’s home in Sandown Road, Brighton, on 17 or 18 November,...
Posted On 02 Jan 2015 at 2:15 pm

Brighton hospital chief promises better staff engagement in the year ahead

The man in charge of Brighton and Hove’s biggest hospital has promised better staff engagement this year. Matthew Kershaw, chief executive of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, said that this would result in better patient care. Mr Kershaw, who is in charge of...
Posted On 02 Jan 2015 at 10:44 am

Brighton and Hove Albion: Hughton promises free-flowing attacking football

The new manager of Brighton and Hove Albion said that the club’s fans could continue to expect his side to play a brand of free-flowing attacking football. Chris Hughton told a press conference yesterday morning (Wednesday 31 December) about the importance of getting the right...
Posted On 01 Jan 2015 at 4:59 pm

Missing Brighton woman found safe and well in South Wales

A missing woman from Brighton has been found safe and well in Cardiff. Glydisa Racane, 29, was reported missing in South Wales having been last seen at about 3.30pm on Christmas Eve at an address in the Radyr area. Sussex Police shared an appeal for help to find her. And...
Posted On 01 Jan 2015 at 4:38 pm

Brighton drivers urged to get a grip

Drivers were urged to get a grip during spot checks by police at a car park in Brighton. And to try the 20p test to make sure that their tyres were safe. Sussex Police said: “Roads policing officers have warned drivers to make sure their tyres are fit for use after carrying out...
Posted On 01 Jan 2015 at 3:20 pm