Boy, 13, kicked in head and ribs by teenage robbers

Police are investigating an incident on the grassed area just south of the tennis courts at St Ann’s Well Gardens, Hove, in which a 13-year-old boy was attacked and robbed. It happened at around 6.30pm on Friday 15 April. Two other boys pushed and punched the victim, who...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016 at 2:16 pm

Brighton and Hove parents plan strike over SATS tests

Hundreds of Brighton and Hove parents are considering taking their children out of school next week in protest at this year’s exams for six and seven-year-olds. A rally will be held in Preston Park on Tuesday to mark the Let Kids Be Kids strike, which has been sparked by...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016 at 2:01 pm

CCTV of suspected Hove bike thief released

Police have released an image of a man wanted in connection with the theft of a bike in Hove. The bike was stolen from outside the café in Dyke Road Park, Dyke Road, at about 4.03pm on Sunday 17 April. CCTV images show a man ride past on a bike, before returning on foot shortly...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016 at 12:22 pm

Rejig of Brighton council bosses to save £200k a year doesn’t go far enough, union says

A furious row has broken out between the leader of the council and the GMB union over a shake-up of Brighton and Hove City Council’s senior management team, which could save more than £200,000 a year – but which the union says does not go far enough. A proposed...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016 at 11:18 am

Council welcomes chance of new pavement parking powers

The possibility that councils could be given new powers to stop people parking on the pavement has been welcomed in Brighton and Hove. The Department for Transport is considering extending a ban on pavement parking in London across England, which would lead to £70 fines for...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016 at 8:41 am

Four Brighton and Hove doctors surgeries to close within months

Four doctors surgeries in Brighton and Hove will close by the end of the year, an NHS panel meeting agreed this afternoon (Monday 25 April). A fifth – Brighton Homeless Healthcare, in Morley Street, Brighton – will be saved, with a new contract due to be awarded within nine...
Posted On 25 Apr 2016 at 10:15 pm

Regency Society disappointed at dismissal of ‘crackpot’ Hove Museum ideas

The Regency Society says it is disappointed its proposals to knock down Hove Museum and build a new cultural centre and housing have been rejected out of hand as “crackpot”. The society’s chair Roger Hinton earlier this month called for the demolition Edwardian...
Posted On 25 Apr 2016 at 3:50 pm

Brighton man jailed for downloading and distributing child porn

A Brighton man has gone to prison over offences involving indecent images of children. Antony Smith, 45, currently unemployed, of Montpelier Road, Brighton, was sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment when he appeared on court bail at Lewes Crown Court on Friday (22...
Posted On 25 Apr 2016 at 2:10 pm

Train drivers prepare for strike action after ‘intimidating’ letter from bosses

Train drivers have hit back at what they have branded an attempt to intimidate them as they prepare to carry out the first of three 24-hour walkouts tomorrow. The RMT union has called three separate strikes starting from 11am tomorrow, 11 am on Tuesday, 10 May and 11am on...
Posted On 25 Apr 2016 at 1:46 pm

Five things we might wake up and worry about at 3am as Brighton & Hove Albion close in on the Premier League

By Tim Hodges from behind a cushion 1) Hillsborough – ok, hopefully we won’t be playing there for a while. But just in case we have to go through the formality of the play-offs. Sheffield Wednesday are our likely opponents. Albion have never won at Hillsborough....
Posted On 25 Apr 2016 at 1:20 pm