Pricey prams stolen from Brighton shop

Two expensive prams have been stolen from a Brighton shop. They were taken on Monday lunchtime from the shop in Lewes Road, Brighton. Since then, two men have been arrested on suspicion of theft. The men, a 26-year-old from Horley, Surrey, and a 23-year-old from Morden, Surrey,...
Posted On 03 Sep 2010 at 11:21 pm

Brighton and Hove to bring in more wheelchair-friendly cabs

The number of Brighton and Hove taxis able to carry people with wheelchairs will increase if councillors agree a series of licensing reforms next week. The reforms will, if passed, also require all cabs to be fitted with CCTV cameras from April next year. CCTV is currently...
Posted On 02 Sep 2010 at 2:42 pm

Hundreds of new homes to be built for Brighton students

Hundreds of new homes are to be built for Brighton University students after a major scheme was granted planning permission. The university will build ten low-rise buildings at its Varley Halls of Residence in Coldean Lane, Brighton. The scheme involves demolishing four existing...
Posted On 01 Sep 2010 at 7:37 pm

Brighton climate change researchers given £150k boost

Brighton scientists have been given a six-figure donation to help them find ways to neutralise greenhouse gas. The research scientists at Brighton University have been handed £150,000 by retired businessman Michael Chowen, the founder of British Bookshops and Sussex Stationers....
Posted On 01 Sep 2010 at 4:13 pm

Rain-affected charity air show faces demand for refunds

Shoreham Airshow – which raises money for a service charity – has had requests for refunds because of bad weather. The air show raises money for the Royal Air Forces Association, which supports ex-airmen and women. This year’s show was affected by rain and a glider crash, which...
Posted On 01 Sep 2010 at 7:59 am

Five callouts in 24 hours for Brighton lifeboat

The Brighton lifeboat was called out five times in 24 hours, with two of the shouts taking place during the lifeboat station’s open day. The final callout was to help a kite surfer who had become separated from his board about 300 yards south of the King Alfred Leisure Centre in...
Posted On 31 Aug 2010 at 7:00 am

Brighton protests end in 14 arrests

Fourteen people were arrested in the centre of Brighton when two demonstrations were held today. The arrests were for public order offences, assault and to prevent a breach of the peace. They came as about 250 protesters took part in an English Nationalists Alliance (ENA) march...
Posted On 30 Aug 2010 at 10:11 pm

Brighton and Hove's vulnerable adults 'well protected', says watchdog

Some of Brighton and Hove’s most vulnerable adults receive an above average service from the council, according to an official inspection report. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that Brighton and Hove City Council was “performing well” in safeguarding adults and in...
Posted On 30 Aug 2010 at 6:09 pm

Brighton lifeboat called out twice

The RNLI Brighton lifeboat station held its annual open day today – just a day after two call-outs underlined the volunteer lifeboat crew’s hard work and dedication. They turned out yesterday lunchtime after a boat with two people on board sunk between Newhaven and Brighton. The...
Posted On 29 Aug 2010 at 11:02 pm

Brighton woman sexually assaulted on bus

A Brighton woman was sexually assaulted as she travelled on a night bus towards Falmer. The victim, 24, boarded the number 25 night bus in Churchill Square in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday 18 August. Police want to trace a man who boarded the bus in the Old Steine...
Posted On 28 Aug 2010 at 5:38 am