Police dog and handler commended for catching knife-wielding robber in Brighton

A police dog and his handler have been awarded a Chief Constable’s Commendation after chasing and catching a would-be robber who was carrying a knife. Sergeant Gareth Jackson and his dog Sparky went after the man even though he was feared to have a gun when police were called. He...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016 at 6:05 pm

RMT suspends rail strike but Southern sticks with reduced timetable

The RMT union has suspended its five-day rail strike for talks with train operator Southern in the dispute over the role of guards. Southern said that it would have to keep to the strike timetable tomorrow (Thursday 11 August) but on Friday it hoped to operate the emergency...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016 at 2:47 pm

Brighton remains home to Britain’s most popular medical school, according to annual national survey

Brighton and Sussex Medical School remains Britain’s most popular medical school, according to the annual National Student Survey. The survey found that 95 per cent of students were satisfied with their course, slightly down on the 98 per cent last year. The survey, carried out...
Posted On 10 Aug 2016 at 5:06 am

Plans submitted for £80m scheme to build homes, shops and offices by Hove Station

Plans for an £80 million scheme to build homes, shops and offices on land by Hove Station and the Conway Street bus garage have been submitted by Matsim Properties. The developer wants to build 188 flats, about 21,000 sq ft of grade A office space and 2,500 sq ft of shops or...
Posted On 09 Aug 2016 at 11:54 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Colchester are all shook up – as Seagulls run riot in second half

By Tim Hodges Brighton & Hove Albion 4 Colchester United 0 Albion progressed to the second round of the League Cup with a convincing win with a virtual second string team. There were a few clear first-half chances for each team, including a Jamie Murphy effort cleared off the...
Posted On 09 Aug 2016 at 10:18 pm

Brighton barman leaves job after throwing out young disabled woman

A barman at a Brighton pub is leaving his job “with immediate effect” after he threw out a young disabled woman on Sunday evening (7 August). The general manager of the Mash Tun said that a disability charity – run by people who use its services – would come and give training to...
Posted On 09 Aug 2016 at 9:52 pm

Missing teenage girl who was last seen in Brighton returns home

A missing teenage girl, who was last seen getting out of a taxi on Brighton seafront, has returned home, Sussex Police said this evening (Tuesday 9 August). The force said: “Missing Rustington teenager Chloe Woolsey has been found safe and well.” The 15-year-old was last seen by...
Posted On 09 Aug 2016 at 9:44 pm

Wartime bomb blown up as wind farm bosses call in explosives experts

A 500lb wartime bomb was blown up by explosives experts called in by Rampion wind farm bosses this afternoon (Tuesday 9 August). Two bombs were found close together on the seabed as Eon, the energy company building the Rampion offshore wind farm, surveyed the cable route. The...
Posted On 09 Aug 2016 at 9:00 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Half time with Hodges

Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Colchester United 0  The Seagulls are goalless with Colchester at the break in front of a record low crowd for an Amex first team fixture of just 6,895. Nikki Maenpaa and Elvis Manu, both making their full Amex debuts despite being with the club for...
Posted On 09 Aug 2016 at 8:55 pm

Three held after boy beaten with baseball bat and stabbed in Brighton street

Three teenagers have been arrested after a 15-year-old boy was beaten with a baseball bat and stabbed in a Brighton street. The 15-year-old also suffered a broken elbow in the fight in Hallett Road and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Sussex Police said: “A teenager...
Posted On 09 Aug 2016 at 12:57 pm