Coroner delays Brighton woman’s inquest after mother raises concerns

An “astonished” coroner has adjourned the inquest into the death of a young woman from Brighton after her mother raised serious concerns in open court this afternoon (Thursday 15 October). Sussex Police is expected to speak to the family of Paige Greenaway after the 23-year-old’s...
Posted On 15 Oct 2020 at 9:28 pm

Wardens issue 80 tickets to NHS staff in Brighton hospital parking crackdown

Parking wardens dished out more than 80 tickets in three days in a crackdown on anti-social parking by staff at a Brighton hospital. Since Monday (12 October) Brighton and Hove City Council has issued 83 parking tickets to vehicles with NHS passes in residents’ parking bays near...

Burglars jailed for two years each despite fleeing empty-handed from Hove store

Two burglars have been jailed for two years each despite fleeing empty-handed after breaking into an electrical shop in Hove. Aurelian Gheorghe, 41, of no fixed address, and Andrei Metea, also known as Metea Eduard, 22, of Winchester Avenue, London, were sentenced by Judge...
Posted On 15 Oct 2020 at 5:19 pm

New Hippodrome owners call roundtable meeting

The new owners of the Hippodrome have invited stakeholders to a virtual meeting to discuss the derelict theatre’s future. Members of the Brighton Hippodrome CIC, which has been campaigning for years for a crack at restoring the venue, will be attending, alongside...
Posted On 15 Oct 2020 at 3:27 pm

Brighton crook jailed for knifepoint robbery

A Brighton crook who has hit the headlines several times in his brief criminal career is now behind bars for a knifepoint robbery. Harry Avis, 22, first gained notoriety as one of the ringleaders of an 11-strong gang of car thieves from Whitehawk whose victims included families...
Posted On 15 Oct 2020 at 12:23 pm

Madeira Terrace added to ‘Heritage at Risk Register’ for first time

Historic England has included the Madeira Terraces in its Heritage At Risk Register for the first time today (Thursday 15 October). Brighton and Hove City Council, which is responsible for the Victorian structure, said: “The grade II* listed Madeira Terrace, Madeira Walk, lift...
Posted On 15 Oct 2020 at 12:02 am

Sussex University researcher to receive cash boost

A Sussex University researcher is one of 101 scientists around the country to be awarded a cash boost, the government said today (Thursday 15 October). Simon Mitchell, who lectures at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, is leading a project studying computer-simulated cancer...
Posted On 15 Oct 2020 at 12:01 am