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

Special Branch officer jailed for laundering his boyfriend's drugs money

A Sussex Police detective has been jailed for 16 months for laundering more than £80,000. PC Darren Graysmark, 44, was sent to prison for laundering drugs money for his boyfriend, Darren Simpson, 42, a manager at Brighton and Hove City Council. Graysmark, a former Special Branch...
Posted On 27 Aug 2010 at 11:17 pm

Jewel heist foiled on road to Brighton

Police swooped just outside Brighton to arrest five men suspected of preparing to carry out a jewel heist. Officers arrested the man in a lay-by at Pyecombe on the A23 at about 6pm yesterday. They were alerted by a 45-year-old jeweller who became suspicious of a car he had...
Posted On 27 Aug 2010 at 10:33 pm

Brighton venue loses appeal

A Brighton venue for voluntary organisations has been told it cannot carry advertising on the side of its building. Community Base, in Queen’s Road, Brighton, appealed to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles after Brighton and Hove City Council refused to grant planning permission...
Posted On 24 Aug 2010 at 7:04 am

Brighton man robbed in street attack

Two men robbed a man of his phone in Brighton in the early hours of yesterday morning (Friday 20 August). The victim, 21, was walking home along Beaconsfield Road at about 1.20am when he was attacked. He was punched in the face twice during the attack, having been asked the time....
Posted On 21 Aug 2010 at 10:17 am

Sussex University moves up student satisfaction league

Sussex University said that more than 90 per cent of its students were satisfied with the quality of their course, according to the results of the National Student Survey. The results place Sussex – which has its main campus in Falmer – equal seventh for student...
Posted On 19 Aug 2010 at 10:10 am

Brighton benefits cheat fined

A Brighton benefit fraudster’s sunshine holiday came to an abrupt end when he was arrested at Leeds Airport. Police were waiting to arrest Patrick Walker, 38, formerly of Newick Road, Moulseoomb, as he returned from a holiday in Gran Canaria on Monday 16 August . According...
Posted On 18 Aug 2010 at 9:34 pm