Brighton University denies it is at risk of closure or merger

Brighton University has hit back at a report which claims education cuts could force it to merge with another university or close altogether. The University and College Union has included the universities in a list of institutions it estimates are at “high-medium...
Posted On 09 Dec 2010 at 1:05 pm

Fourth Brighton fees protest march ends peacefully

Brighton’s fourth tuition fees protest has ended after peacefully progressing through Brighton for three hours. The march was organised by Fight the Fees and Cuts Brighton, which also urged schoolchildren to stage a mass walkout today. It started at 1pm at The Level, and...
Posted On 09 Dec 2010 at 12:43 pm

Woman's face badly injured in Brighton bar attack

A woman has been left with deep cuts to her face after an man launched an unprovoked attack on her in a Brighton bar the early hours of this morning. The 33-year-old Brighton woman was attacked shortly before 3am at the Casablanca Bar in Kings Road. Police were called at 2.54am...
Posted On 09 Dec 2010 at 10:41 am

Brighton newsagent fights off robber

A man who threatened a member of staff in a Brighton newsagents escaped with nothing when the assistant defended himself and drove the would be robber from the shop. The man entered the shop in Ditchling Road shortly before 5.30pm yesterday, wielding what is believed to be a bag...
Posted On 09 Dec 2010 at 10:38 am

Nick Cave crashes into Hove speed camera

Nick Cave escaped unhurt last night after crashing his Jaguar into a speed camera on Hove seafront – although the same cannot be said for the camera. The singer, writer and director was travelling along Kingsway at about 7pm last night with his twin ten-year-old sons on...
Posted On 08 Dec 2010 at 4:22 pm

Man guilty of kidnapping and raping Hove teenager

A man who kidnapped, raped and beat a 14-year-old Hove girl has been found guilty. Steven Wilson, aka Dollar, was found guilty by a jury at Hove Crown Court after a two-week trial on December 1. They convicted him of one count of rape and two of kidnap and actual bodily harm...
Posted On 08 Dec 2010 at 4:03 pm

X Factor checkout girl Mary Byrne comes to Brighton

X Factor’s latest casualty, former Tesco checkout girl Mary Byrne, will be making a special appearance at Brighton nightclub Revenge on Friday. The 50-year-old Irish singer will  be appearing live on stage from midnight. On Sunday night, she was axed from the reality TV...
Posted On 08 Dec 2010 at 3:48 pm

Mears brothers Lapland trial begins

The long-awaited trial of Victor and Henry Mears for misleading thousands of customers into paying for a winter wonderland has started. Prosecutors believe the Brighton pair made more than £1m by charging up to 10,000 customers £30 for entry to the Lapland New Forest attraction...
Posted On 08 Dec 2010 at 3:05 pm

Council issues Christmas chicken liver alert

Brighton and Hove restaurants are being warned to cook their chicken livers thoroughly following an increase in food poisoning from liver pate. The city council will be writing to about a dozen restaurants on the advice of the Health Protection Agency (HPA), which is trying to...
Posted On 08 Dec 2010 at 11:51 am

Free carol concert at Brighton Bandstand

A free Christmas carol concert is to be held by the Salvation Army Band at the Brighton Bandstand on Saturday at 4pm. Since the restoration of the Grade II listed structure was completed it has become an increasingly popular venue for a variety of events, from weddings and civil...
Posted On 08 Dec 2010 at 11:43 am