Two Brighton drug dealers told to hand over £40k

Two Brighton drugs dealers have been hit with confiscation orders totalling nearly £40,000. Tony Draper, 46, of Old Shoreham Road, Brighton, currently serving three years in prison, was given a confiscation order for £38,940.33 at Hove Crown Court on Friday 23 April. Draper faces...
Posted On 20 May 2010 at 5:38 pm

Sussex students' satisfaction helps university break into UK top 20

The University of Sussex has been named one of Britain’s top 20 universities after student satisfaction ratings boosted its national ranking. The Falmer-based university, which is currently facing student protests against swingeing cuts and indefinite strike action by staff, rose...
Posted On 20 May 2010 at 12:08 pm

Brighton and Hove media firms face threat from council

Brighton and Hove City Council is to try to raise more money from businesses through advertising and sponsorship. The move is a direct threat to billboard, publishing and online companies throughout the city. One media employer said that the council would be chasing the same...
Posted On 20 May 2010 at 11:48 am

Brighton's story on TV but half the town can't watch it!

The story of Brighton’s rise from fishing village to popular resort is being shown on BBC One this evening – but thousands of viewers in the town will be unable to watch it. The programme – part of the series A History Of The World – is called Brighton, The First Resort. It is...
Posted On 17 May 2010 at 6:20 pm

Latest Saltdean Lido plans set out

Saltdean Lido campaigners have turned out at three public meetings yesterday evening and this afternoon to voice their concerns. The meetings were given details of revised plans by leaseholder Dennis Audley. He said that the Art Deco lido had lost more than £250,000 over the past...
Posted On 17 May 2010 at 6:02 pm

Hove beach huts for sale

Beach huts are being built and sold in Hove. They are the first beach huts put up for sale by Brighton and Hove City Council for more than ten years. The first huts – on the promenade by Hove Lagoon – are already on the market for purchase this summer. Only Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 17 May 2010 at 5:33 pm

Sussex six face disciplinary panel this week

Six students who occupied a building at Sussex University are due to appear before an independent panel this week. The six students were suspended and excluded on Friday 5 March. They were accused of occupying Sussex House at the university’s Falmer campus on Wednesday 3 March. A...
Posted On 17 May 2010 at 5:01 pm

More than 100 Brighton and Hove diners suffer food poisoning

More than 100 Brighton and Hove diners complained of food poisoning after eating in the city in the year to the end of March, new statistics show. The figures came to light after a freedom of information request. It was used to ask how many investigations there were into...
Posted On 17 May 2010 at 4:35 pm

Girl, 18, raped on Brighton beach

A girl, 18, was raped on Brighton beach early yesterday. She reported being attacked just after 4.30am about 150 yards east of the Palace Pier. The victim, from Horley in Surrey, had been walking with her attacker along the seafront away from the pier but says that she did not...
Posted On 17 May 2010 at 3:52 pm

Pedestrian in Brighton hospital after collision with car

A crash on Brighton seafront has left a pedestrian with serious injuries. The accident happened at a crossing near the Palace Pier on Friday evening. The 31-year-old pedestrian was at the crossing opposite the Pitcher and Piano bar in King’s Road, Brighton, when he was struck....
Posted On 17 May 2010 at 3:43 pm