Saltdean Oval attracts five times more bees and butterflies when unmown

An academic study at Saltdean Oval found that not mowing the grass led to a huge rise in flowers and wildlife. Researchers at the University of Sussex’s Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects (LASI) monitored areas of the park to see what would happen if the grass was left...
Posted On 22 Sep 2014 at 6:30 am

Brighton kayaker with hypothermia rescued from water

A kayaker was rescued after succumbing to hypothermia in the water off Brighton beach this afternoon. The Brighton man, in his 40s, was spotted by worried onlookers on the beach who called the coastguard shortly before 5pm this afternoon. A spokeswoman for the Brighton RNLI said:...
Posted On 21 Sep 2014 at 9:22 pm

Video: ‘Massive’ jellyfish on Brighton beach

A small epidemic of large jellyfish has hit the city’s beaches this summer. The exceptionally warm seas have seen swimmers flocking to the coast to take a dip. But with the balmy waters comes an increase in the number of jellyfish. The Newhaven Coastguard warned swimmers to...
Posted On 21 Sep 2014 at 9:12 pm

Only in Brighton? Seagull eating houmous tickles Twitter

A picture of a seagull scoffing a tub of houmous has been amusing thousands of people on Twitter this weekend. Kathy Caton joked on Saturday lunchtime that the sight of the gull eating the middle-class favourite was the “most Brighton thing I’ve ever seen”. By...
Posted On 21 Sep 2014 at 8:51 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion: Half time with Hodges

Brighton and Hove Albion 0 Blackpool 0 Albion are being held 0-0 by winless Blackpool at the Amex. Adrian Colunga had the Seagulls’ best chance in the very first minute. He was clean through on goal but appeared to lose his balance when he was about to shoot. Neither keeper...
Posted On 20 Sep 2014 at 3:02 pm

Pavilion Gardens cordoned off after Brighton man stabbed in the back

Part of the Pavilion Gardens has been cordoned off by Brighton police after a man was stabbed in the back. The victim is one of three Brighton men set upon by a large group of teenagers in the early hours of the morning by the cafe. Now five police vans are on the scene, crime...
Posted On 20 Sep 2014 at 12:21 pm

Brighton Colour Run in tweets

The Brighton Colour Run has been turning the seafront into a riot of colour this morning. The 10k race along Madeira Drive, which originated in America and is officially called the Color Run, sees runners, who start the race wearing pristine whites, doused with coloured powders...
Posted On 20 Sep 2014 at 11:45 am

Electrical storm lights up skies off Brighton coast

A lightning storm off the coast has been delighting spectators in Brighton and Hove tonight. The storm started at about 8pm, and as there was no accompanying rain over the land, many people assumed it was fireworks. But those who ventured down to the coast saw that it was in fact...
Posted On 19 Sep 2014 at 7:48 pm

Man robbed after leaving all-night diner

Police are today appealing for witnesses after a 30-year-old was robbed by a man who offered to share a taxi with him in Brighton. The victim left the Market Diner and began walking towards Pavilion Gardens in the early hours of Sunday (14 September) when he met the man. They...
Posted On 19 Sep 2014 at 4:21 pm

Three more days of bin strikes announced

The city is bracing itself for three more day-long bin strikes starting next week after pay talks once again broke down. The GMB,which represents many CityClean staff, today met with Brighton and Hove City Council officers in the latest round of pay talks which centre on how much...
Posted On 19 Sep 2014 at 3:44 pm