Popular Portslade doctor retires 30 years after setting up practice with the personal touch

A popular family doctor is retiring this week from the practice that he set up in Portslade almost 30 years ago. Patients and colleagues spoke with sadness about the departure of Alex Khot, the founding GP (general practitioner) at the Links Road Surgery, near Portslade Station....
Posted On 28 Sep 2016 at 10:37 pm

Retired Brighton hospital trust chairman dies after short illness

The recently retired chairman of Brighton’s main hospital trust has died after a short illness. Julian Lee, 70, stepped down in May after almost seven years as chairman of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. The trust runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital in...
Posted On 28 Sep 2016 at 6:42 pm

Forensic artist recreates face of man whose skull was found in English Channel in bid to identify him

A forensic artist’s help has been enlisted to try and find the identify of a man whose skull was found by fisherman in the English Channel this month. Fishermen made the gruesome discovery on 12 September when they dredged it up off Newhaven. They brought it into Shoreham...
Posted On 28 Sep 2016 at 2:43 pm

Police denied access to Shoreham Airshow crash pilot’s statements

The High Court has refused Sussex Police access to statements made by pilot Andy Hill to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch about last summer’s Shoreham Airshow crash. Sussex Police was granted the right to see film footage from the aeroplane’s cameras, but its...
Posted On 28 Sep 2016 at 11:28 am

Post room blunder leads to unwanted Woodingdean telephone mast going up

A mobile telephone mast has been installed despite the council refusing permission because a five-day delay in the post room meant it was refused too late. Engineers installed a green box for the 12.5m Vodafone mast in Warren Road after dark last Thursday night, to the dismay of...
Posted On 28 Sep 2016 at 10:46 am

Hove man at centre of Allardyce scandal 

A former Blatchington Mill schoolboy is at the centre of the scandal that has caused England boss Sam Allardyce to lose his job. Dax Price, 45, who grew up in Hangleton, Hove, is a former amateur boxer, his family at one time involved in the Brighton amateur boxing scene....
Posted On 28 Sep 2016 at 9:40 am

Family blames Brighton and Hove social workers for death of popular but troubled boy of 17

The family of a popular but troubled 17-year-old boy from Brighton have blamed social workers for his death, according to a review. Their views are at odds with the professionals who were responsible for his care and those who contributed to a serious case review published...
Posted On 27 Sep 2016 at 10:23 pm

No Suffolk punch for Albion after drab draw at Ipswich

Ipswich Town 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 The Seagulls stay third in the Championship after a goalless draw at Portman Road. A game with few chances saw the home side get the ball in the net early on, only to see the effort disallowed for offside. Lewis Dunk and David Stockdale...
Posted On 27 Sep 2016 at 10:11 pm

Three homes handed back to Brighton and Hove council after tenant fraud found

Three homes have been handed back to Brighton and Hove City Council after investigators found “tenancy fraud” was being committed. A report said: “Three properties have been returned to the council following investigations into housing tenancy fraud. “This is lower than the 10...
Posted On 27 Sep 2016 at 5:50 pm

Hove man jailed for raping 13-year-old girl

A roofer from Hove has been jailed for raping a 13-year-old girl in Shoreham 23 years ago. Jason Podesta, 47, was arrested two years ago after the victim reported that she had been raped by Podesta, of Portland Road, Hove. He was jailed for eight years after being convicted by a...
Posted On 27 Sep 2016 at 5:19 pm