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

Robin Hood rides through Brighton glen

Election fever has hit Brighton – but it’s not just party political canvassers on the campaign trail. On Saturday, a band of merry Brightonians dressed as Robin Hood to take part in a multimedia treasure hunt around the city to raise awareness of radical tax campaign....
Posted On 29 Apr 2010 at 10:27 am

Southern celebrates best ever day's service

Train operator Southern is in jubilant mood after achieving its most punctual day. On Monday, a “phenomenal” 98.1% of all Southern trains reached their destinations on time. Southern’s overall performance has also been improving steadily recent months, despite being...
Posted On 29 Apr 2010 at 9:05 am

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

New young offenders' music project launched

A new music project bringing young offenders together with local unsigned talent launches this week. Guerilla Sound Movement launches this week supported by the city’s Youth Offending Service to help young musicians find a voice through performing, recording, linking with other...
Posted On 28 Apr 2010 at 4:13 pm

Lewes Road Community Garden celebrates first birthday

The Lewes Road Community Garden is celebrating its first birthday with a Mad Hatters Tea Party this Sunday. The garden was first created by guerilla gardeners who seized the opportunity to transform a patch of land which had lain derelict for five years. At the time, the...
Posted On 28 Apr 2010 at 3:07 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