Brighton police seize cocaine worth £800k

Police in Brighton have seized cocaine with an estimated value of £800,000. Officers swooped in the Regency Square area, arresting two people, including a 29-year-old man from Hove. Sussex Police hailed the seizure as a success for its automatic number plate recognition (ANPR)...
Posted On 27 Sep 2010 at 1:57 pm

Detectives ask woman to help identify Hove bank robbers

Detectives want to speak to a woman who may have seen two bank robbers. They may have passed her in an alleyway just off George Street in Hove at the time of the robbery last Thursday. Sussex Police said: “Two men threatened staff delivering cash to the Santander Bank in George...
Posted On 27 Sep 2010 at 1:30 pm

Brighton and Hove saves taxpayer money by switching job ads from newspapers to websites

Brighton and Hove City Council has made big cuts in spending on job adverts by switching from newspapers to the internet. A report presented to the council’s cabinet said that costs were cut from £900,000 in 2006 to £236,000 last year. Now the council wants to team up with other...
Posted On 26 Sep 2010 at 8:36 am

Brighton venue joins national bandstand marathon

Brighton bandstand will be hosting one of the concerts in the National Bandstand Marathon today. The Sussex Jazz Orchestra will be performing on the historic bandstand between 11am and noon. Meanwhile, hundreds of walkers are expected to join a two-mile walk along the seafront,...
Posted On 26 Sep 2010 at 8:18 am

Bed space under pressure at Brighton hospital

Pressure for beds grew at Brighton and Hove’s main hospital last weekend, prompting a rallying cry to staff yesterday from health chief Duncan Selbie. The Royal Sussex County Hospital had a surge in admissions last weekend while experiencing delays in discharging patients who no...
Posted On 25 Sep 2010 at 10:01 am

Man arrested after Hove armed robbery

A man has been arrested after an armed robbery in Hove this morning. It is not known whether he was the knifeman who held up the Co-op in Church Road, Hove, or whether he is suspecting of committing a related offence. News of his arrest comes shortly after Sussex Police issued a...
Posted On 24 Sep 2010 at 4:39 pm

Armed robbers escape with cash from Hove bank

Two armed robbers held up a bank in Hove and escaped with a sum of cash. The robbery happened as staff were delivering cash to the Santander branch in George Street, Hove, at around 11.30pm last night. The robbers threatened the staff with what is believed to have been a gun,...
Posted On 24 Sep 2010 at 10:30 am

Robbers strike at Hove shop

Robbers are believed to have struck at the Co-op in Church Road, Hove, at about 5.30am today. Sussex Police issued a statement saying: “Officers are currently on scene investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.” The robbery was reported just after 7am. Last night...
Posted On 24 Sep 2010 at 10:22 am

Bungling thieves thwarted in cash machine raid

Four bungling thieves tried to steal a cash machine from outside a Hove shop but were spotted. As they escaped – in two four-wheel drive vehicles – they managed to crash into each other. The men tied a rope to the cash machine in front of the Iceland shop in Blatchington Road,...
Posted On 23 Sep 2010 at 3:23 pm

Armed robber steals cash from Hove post office

An armed robber made off with cash after holding up a Hove post office this morning. The man robbed the post office in Melville Road, just off Dyke Road and near the Seven Dials, shortly after 10am. Sussex Police said that he appeared to be armed with a handgun and was seen...
Posted On 23 Sep 2010 at 3:01 pm