Brighton church and community hall receive £110k Christmas gift

A church and a community hall in Brighton have been given grants totalling £110,000 in the days leading up to Christmas. The two community organisations that serve the Prestonville area have been given the money by the Veolia Environmental Trust. The trust has awarded them the...
Posted On 22 Dec 2016 at 10:27 am

Firefighters called out to chimney fire in Hove

Firefighters were called out to a chimney fire at a flat in one of Brighton and Hove’s historic squares yesterday evening (Wednesday 21 December). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 5.26pm Hove firefighters attended a chimney fire at a flat in Brunswick Square, Hov...
Posted On 22 Dec 2016 at 10:05 am

Student health centre given good rating by official watchdog

The Sussex University Health Centre has been given a good rating by official inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). They inspected the Health Centre at Sussex University’s Falmer campus in October where Dr Alice Boyd leads a team of four GP (general practitioner)...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016 at 9:15 pm

Woman cut free after car crash in Hove

A woman was cut from the wreckage of a crash in Hove early this morning (Wednesday 21 December). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 6.42am two appliances from Brighton and Hove were sent to Sackville Road, in Hove, where they attended a road traffic collision involving...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016 at 8:42 pm

Judges deny bail to Brighton marine as he waits for murder appeal to be heard

Two High Court judges have turned down an application for bail by a former Royal Marine from Brighton as he waits for his appeal against a conviction for murder to be heard. Alex Blackman, 42, from Bevendean, must remain in prison until the end of next month or possibly early...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016 at 8:18 pm

£500k boost for student engineers in Brighton

Brighton University’s new Advanced Engineering Building, which is due to open next September, has received a £500,000 boost. It will benefit from a grant of half a million for specialist equipment thanks to one of the leading philanthropic grant-making bodies in the country. The...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016 at 4:29 pm

Peacehaven legal executive ordered to pay back £26k after being jailed for fraud

A Peacehaven legal executive and mother of five has been ordered to pay back more than £26,000 after being jailed for defrauding elderly clients at the law firm where she worked. Joni Parrington, 37, stole £100,000 while working for Lawson Lewis Blakers, which has an office in...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016 at 2:01 pm

Santa robs Brighton supermarket staff at kinfepoint

A man wearing a Santa Claus hat threatened staff with a knife in a robbery at a Brighton shop last night (Tuesday 20 December). He went into the Co-op store in Lustrells Vale, Saltdean, just after 9pm and threatened a woman who works there with a knife. He forced her to the...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016 at 1:42 pm

Michelin-starred makeover for Brighton coffee shop

A popular Brighton coffee shop has closed for a Michelin-starred makeover as part of a £1 million joint venture. Redroaster, at the bottom of St James’s Street, has been bought by Brighton restaurateur Mike Palmer and Michelin-starred chef Matt Gillan. They aim to reopen the...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016 at 1:12 pm

Brighton pub hosts free exhibition of much-admired football match posters

A Brighton pub is holding a free exhibition of a series of much-admired matchday posters advertising Lewes FC games. The Bevy – Brighton’s first community-owned pub – is hosting the display of posters from Lewes’s own community-owned football club. The humorous posters draw on...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016 at 10:01 am