CCTV released in bid to catch pub handbag thieves

Police have released a CCTV image of two men sought in connection with the theft of a handbag from a pub in Brighton. On the evening of Friday 7 October, a 54-year-old local woman was socialising with friends at the Good Companion, in Dyke Road, when she noticed her handbag was...
Posted On 18 Oct 2016 at 3:35 pm

Cup made from aboriginal man’s skull returned to Australia for burial

The last piece of ancestral aboriginal remains kept by Brighton Museum has been returned to the Austrialian community it’s believed they were taken from in a special handover ceremony. The skull water vessel and other remains were given to the museum by scientist and...
Posted On 18 Oct 2016 at 3:33 pm

Brighton dad’s curly tache triumphs again

Curly whiskers have helped a Brighton man win national glory at the British Beard and Moustache Championships. Paul Lewis, an engineer from Warleigh Road, Brighton, took first place at the biennial event, this year hosted by the Liverbeards in Liverpool. The 45-year-old married...
Posted On 18 Oct 2016 at 11:17 am

Review of Brighton murders highlights how mental health services underestimated risks posed by patients

Mental health bosses have apologised for underestimating the risk posed by patients who went on to murder others, including failing to act on threats to kill. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which runs mental health services across the county, including the Mill View...
Posted On 18 Oct 2016 at 10:18 am

Traffic battle of Trafalgar – as Brighton’s Millers Road bridge is set to close this Friday

Millers Road bridge leading to South Road, one of the main rush hour arteries from Hove and north east Brighton to the A23, looks set to be closed for re-surfacing work this Friday October 21st. Other routes, including Highcroft Villas/ Dyke Road Drive and Seven Dials/ New...
Posted On 17 Oct 2016 at 6:38 pm

Hove post office robbed at knifepoint

A post office in Hove has been robbed at knifepoint this afternoon (Monday 17 October) just before thousands of pupils left nearby schools for the day. Two men held up the post office at Amherst Crescent Stores, in Old Shoreham Road, Hove, by the corner of Amherst Crescent....
Posted On 17 Oct 2016 at 5:45 pm

City College to be renamed Metropolitan College if merger with Northbrook goes ahead

A merger of City College and Worthing’s Northbrook College would see the new institution named The Metropolitan College. The announcement came as a month-long joint consultation was launched today into the colleges’ plans. It asks just four questions: 1. Do you agree...
Posted On 17 Oct 2016 at 5:31 pm

Brighton men arrested over seafront stabbing

Two Brighton men have been arrested after a young man was stabbed on Brighton seafront in the early hours of Saturday morning. The 24-year-old victim is still in hospital following the attack, which happened at around 2am on the Lower Esplanade on Brighton Beach opposite the...
Posted On 17 Oct 2016 at 5:17 pm

Barrister appeals for safe return of wig

A criminal barrister is hoping that a public appeal will lead to the safe return of the wig he has worn in court for a decade. Matthew Heywood parked his car in Norton Road, Hove, earlier this month when it was broken into by a thief who grabbed his bag. However when the thief...
Posted On 17 Oct 2016 at 4:55 pm

Brighton hospital trust put in financial special measures as £15.5m funding hole deepens

The NHS trust which runs Brighton’s biggest hospital has been put in financial special measures after bosses told the government it would be more than an agreed £15.5 million in debt by April. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the Royal Sussex...
Posted On 17 Oct 2016 at 3:53 pm