BBC South website is for the chop

BBC South Today’s website is among 170 sites which have been earmarked for closure by the BBC as part of a 25% cut to the corporation’s online budget. The cuts, which are out for consultation, will lead to the total loss of 360 jobs, 70 of which will be from from...
Posted On 25 Jan 2011 at 3:18 pm

Man dies after horror smash in Grand Parade in Brighton

A 28-year-old man has died after a car carrying four people crashed into a tree in Grand Parade in the centre of Brighton this morning. The victim was one of four men travelling in a light Blue BMW which collided with a tree near the Ocean Rooms and across the road from Barfly,...
Posted On 21 Jan 2011 at 10:16 am

Man in court over Hove greengrocer's death

A man charged with the manslaughter of popular Hove greengrocer Tony Magdi appeared in court today for a brief hearing. Paul Lambeth, 35, of Stafford Road, Brighton, was originally charged with grievous bodily harm after Mr Magdi was assaulted outside his shop in Portland Road,...
Posted On 07 Jan 2011 at 5:11 pm

Tributes paid to Brighton University student after mystery New Year's death

The family of a Brighton University student who died in a New Year’s Day crash have paid tribute to him. Michael Male, 19, seriously injured his head while walking home from a New Year’s Eve celebration with friends crashed near his Croydon home. He was found by a...
Posted On 07 Jan 2011 at 4:55 pm

Planning applications made simpler as numbers rise

Submitting a planning application could become easier under new proposals to cut the time needed to validate the rising number submitted in the city. Brighton and Hove City Council is undertaking a review of the supporting information that applicants have to supply when...
Posted On 07 Jan 2011 at 4:41 pm

Homes sought for 5,000 Brighton chickens

Could you give some chickens a new home this year? A farm near Brighton is looking for new homes for 5,000 hens which have come to end of their commercial egg-laying life. Brighton Animal Action is on the lookout for people who could give the organic, free range hens somewhere to...
Posted On 07 Jan 2011 at 4:29 pm

Two more arrests made in Whitehawk New Year's Day plunge case

Two more arrests have been made by detectives investigating how a man fell from a fourth storey window in Whitehawk on New Year’s Day. Scott Green, 25, is still in a critical condition at Hurstwood Park Neurosciences Centre in Haywards Heath following the suspected attack...
Posted On 07 Jan 2011 at 3:33 pm

Brighton commuters urged to join Fair Fares Now campaign

Brighton commuters are being asked to join a new campaign calling for Fair Fares Now. Members of the Campaign for Better Transport dressed as David Cameron, Nick Clegg and transport minister Phillip Hammond will be at Brighton Station tomorrow morning to launch the campaign here....
Posted On 06 Jan 2011 at 1:39 pm

Anniversary ale brewed for Sussex Beer Festival's 21st birthday

A special ale is being brewed to mark the 21st Sussex Beer and Cider Festival at the Hove Centre in March. The ale is also being created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). The festival will be held from Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 March, and...
Posted On 06 Jan 2011 at 1:30 pm

Brighton schoolgirl stars in Paul Whitehouse TV ad

A Brighton schoolgirl is set to star in a TV advert with Paul Whitehouse in the coming weeks. Amy Seymour, 13, landed the part of the comedian’s daughter in the Aviva advert after beating competition from hundreds of other budding actresses. She said: “I was ecstatic...
Posted On 06 Jan 2011 at 12:58 pm