Hove mother faces jury charged with attempted murder of 10-year-old son

A Hove mother charged with the attempted murder of her 10-year-old son has gone on trial at Brighton Crown Court. Pembe Mehmetaliogullari, 47, of Lower Market Street, Hove, was charged after Mustafa Mehmetaliogullari died at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, in Brighton,...
Posted On 16 May 2022 at 11:23 pm

Brighton school rated ‘inadequate’ after inspection by official watchdog

A Brighton school has been rated “inadequate” by the government’s education watchdog Ofsted in a critical report which is due to be published this week. The report gave the inadequate rating – the lowest of four grades – to the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA). Ofsted...

Warrants issued for Brighton pair accused over ‘circular saw’ affray

Warrants have been issued for two people accused of an affray on bus when a circular saw was alleged to have been brandished. The warrants were issued after Steven Briggs, 46, of Grand Parade, Brighton, and Elizabeth Teeney, 35, of North Road, Brighton, failed to appear at Lewes...
Posted On 16 May 2022 at 3:08 pm

‘Dangerous predator’ who grabbed woman as she walked home jailed

A “dangerous predator” who followed and sexually assaulted a woman as she walked home has been jailed. James Cooke, 31, of Peel Road in Brighton, was jailed for seven years and eight months on Tuesday, May 3, after pleading guilty to assault on a female by...
Posted On 16 May 2022 at 11:16 am

Voters agree Tories are out of ideas to deal with cost-of-living crisis

From buffets for mayors at food banks to cutting 90,000 civil service jobs to save on revenue, the Tories are out of touch and out of ideas on how to solve the cost-of-living crisis. And voters agree. Rottingdean Coastal, long a safe Tory seat, recently returned its first ever...
Posted On 16 May 2022 at 12:30 am

Brighton and Hove ‘among Britain’s fastest-growing cities’

Brighton and Hove will be one of Britain’s fastest-growing cities by the end of next year, according to a report published today (Monday 16 May). But the city is not among the 10 locations tipped for the highest rates of job growth. Law firm Irwin Mitchell asked the Centre for...