Family of Brighton murder victim share their sorrow

The family of a murdered Brighton man whose body was found at a golf course at the weekend have paid tribute to him. Stefan Welch, 37, who lived in a hostel in Oriental Place, Brighton, is believed to have been killed by a blow to his head. His burnt body was found at The Dyke...
Posted On 09 Sep 2010 at 12:15 am

Brighton campaigners rally against spending cuts

Brighton Stop the Cuts Coalition is due to start its campaign to defend public services in the area tomorrow evening. The campaign group, set up by Brighton and Hove Trade Council, will hold a rally at the Friends’ Meeting House in Meeting House Lane, Brighton, at 7.45pm....
Posted On 08 Sep 2010 at 5:56 pm

Hove man arrested for golf course murder

A 21-year-old man from Hove has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Stefan Welch whose badly burnt body was found on The Dyke Golf Club near Brighton on Saturday. The man was arrested in Hove a few minutes before noon today and is being taken to Brighton custody suite for...
Posted On 08 Sep 2010 at 12:51 pm

Ten thousand people in Brighton and Hove asked for a vote just before the election

More than 10,000 people registered to vote in Brighton and Hove in the eight weeks before the general election in May. This compares with 2,000 in an average month. As a result, 195,000 were entitled to vote and almost 145,000 voted. And more than 750 staff were involved in...
Posted On 08 Sep 2010 at 12:47 pm

65-year-old woman sees off would-be robber

A would-be robber attacked a pensioner in Hove but was thwarted by the victim’s 65-year-old wife. The attacker approached his 67-year-old victim from behind in Haddington Street, Hove. The attempted robbery took place at about 5.20pm on Saturday. The attacker grabbed the...
Posted On 07 Sep 2010 at 5:49 pm

Golf course murder victim identified

The man who was killed and dumped on a golf course has been identified as Stefan Welch, 37, from Brighton. Stefan’s badly burnt body was found by golfers just before noon on Saturday just to the north of Brighton and Hove. Detectives believe that Stefan was murdered elsewhere...
Posted On 07 Sep 2010 at 2:22 pm

Brighton and Hove's doctors urged to have dementia in mind

Brighton and Hove’s family doctors need to get better at spotting patients with dementia, according to a report by councillors. The prescription is one of 14 which comes in a warning about the ageing population placing a greater strain on local health services. The report say...
Posted On 07 Sep 2010 at 1:52 pm

Pride shows humility in asking for feedback

Brighton Pride is asking its supporters to suggest a date for next year’s event. Pride’s organisers want to avoid clashing with Brighton and Hove Albion’s first fixture at the club’s new stadium in Falmer. Four Saturdays have been put forward – 13, 20 or 27 August or 3 September....
Posted On 07 Sep 2010 at 12:10 pm

NHS pays Hove GP more than £1m in three years

A Hove family doctor has earned more than a million pounds from the NHS in the past three years. The revelation follows a report in The Mail on Sunday as the newspaper published responses to a request made under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act. The report can be read here....
Posted On 06 Sep 2010 at 11:19 pm

Father dies in Brighton bypass crash

A man died and his son suffered minor injuries in a car crash on the Brighton bypass last night. The driver of a second car was unhurt. The accident happened at about 7.20pm when a silver Honda and a blue Hyundai collided while travelling east along the A27 Brighton bypass. They...
Posted On 06 Sep 2010 at 12:14 pm