Cafe owner arrested for confronting yobs who 'tormented' him

A CAFE owner who tried to make a citizen’s arrest after being threatened by a gang of yobs was HIMSELF arrested on suspicion of assault. Bob Young, 53, claims the gang of teenage skateboard hoodies had been hanging around his business in Brighton for months, tormenting him...
Posted On 29 Apr 2010 at 1:50 pm

Brighton and Hove carers earn 'excellent' rating

Brighton and Hove City Council adult home care staff have had a pat on the back from an independent watchdog. The adult home care service has retained its top “three-star excellent” rating from the Care Quality Commission. The CQC report said that staff were punctual and...
Posted On 28 Apr 2010 at 4:35 pm

Brighton's first bendy bus enters service

Brighton students are travelling on bendy buses to and from the university campuses in Falmer. The first regular service began yesterday (Tuesday 27 April). Brighton and Hove Buses bought four of the extra-long vehicles after the Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson was...
Posted On 28 Apr 2010 at 4:25 pm

Campbell puts Brighton Green on the spot

Brighton Pavilion Green candidate Caroline Lucas put her party’s case on Nicky Cambell’s radio programme on 5 Live this morning. She appeared on the BBC radio phone-in show in her capacity as the Green Party’s leader in England and Wales. She faced questions on issues ranging...
Posted On 28 Apr 2010 at 2:18 pm

Brighton boy, 13, charged with robbery

Two Brighton teenagers have been charged with the robbery of a convenience store during which a shopkeeper was stabbed. The boys, aged 13 and 15, are suspected of carrying out the robbery at Preston Foods in Preston Drove, Brighton, at about 8.45am on Wednesday 3 March. The...
Posted On 28 Apr 2010 at 1:33 pm

Brighton pub renovated by TV entrepreneur

A firm run by TV entrepreneur Martin Webb has begun renovating a Brighton pub. The businessman, who featured in Channel 4’s Risking It All, is behind a revamp taking place at the Dyke Tavern, in Dyke Road, Brighton. The work is being undertaken by his company Bar and Kitchen,...
Posted On 28 Apr 2010 at 11:56 am

Nine arrests in Brighton as protesters confront March for England participants

Nine people were arrested today after a St George’s Day parade from Brighton Station to Victoria Gardens. Protesters tried to disrupt the “March for England” and there were stand-offs and attempts to reach the marchers, notably by the Clock Tower. The nine were held on suspicion...
Posted On 25 Apr 2010 at 11:49 pm

Brighton author Peter James says Roy Grace is to be a TV detective

Fictional Brighton sleuth Roy Grace looks likely to become a telly detective. Author Peter James wrote in The Mail on Sunday today: “One aspect of the success of my Roy Grace novels I’m really enjoying is that it’s giving me the chance to give something back to a place that I...
Posted On 25 Apr 2010 at 11:13 pm

Hove deputy head runs marathon for pupils

Hove teacher Dave White will be among thousands taking part in the London Marathon tomorrow. Mr White, 50, deputy head of St Andrew’s CE Primary School in Belfast Street, Hove, was prompted to run by two Reception Year children who have been fighting cancer. He said on his Virgin...
Posted On 24 Apr 2010 at 2:32 pm

Portslade soldier's inquest to be held a day before the election

Portslade soldier Jamie Janes’s inquest will be held on the day before the general election. A row erupted after the 20-year-old Grenadier Guardsman died in Afghanistan when Gordon Brown sent a letter of condolence to his mother in which his surname was misspelt as James. The...
Posted On 24 Apr 2010 at 11:13 am