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Persistent caller jailed for biting police officer

A 'persistent caller' has been jailed after ignoring a ban to call the police control centre and for biting an officer who went to arrest him, police said.

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Decision on beach hut fee increase is postponed

Beach hut owners could face huge administration charges if they choose to sell up after a contract was drawn up by Brighton and Hove City Council

Conservative and Green councillors with campaigners outside Hove Library

Council will now discuss its own planning applications in public after Hove Library controversy

All planning applications involving council-owned buildings will be decided by councillors in future after a long-running row over controversial changes to Hove Library.

Cllr Daniel Yates

Daniel Yates: Councillors should not be subjected to threats

As I write this it is just over two years since a British Member of Parliament, Jo Cox, was murdered in the street in her own constituency.

Tom Druitt, founder of The Big Lemon, in an electric bus

‘Ridiculous’: Electric bus fined in low emission zone

An electric bus being driven to a low-carbon vehicle conference was fined for going through a low emission zone – despite being emission free.


VIDEO: 60 vehicles stopped in high-tech police crackdown

More than 60 vehicles were stopped by police in Sussex last week as officers conducted a high-tech crackdown on road crime.
Restrictions on butterfly knives like this one will be extended under the new law

Zombie knives, death stars and 8 more things the new Offensive Weapons Bill will make illegal

Tough new measures are to be put in place to deal with offensive weapons, the Home Secretary announced yesterday.

Madeira Drive

Council's apology after binning homeless man's belongings

The city council has apologised after throwing away a homeless man's tent and belongings on Madeira Drive.

Flower baskets brighten up the city

Blooming marvellous: Bunting and flowers brighten up city centre

Judges from the prestigious South and South East in Bloom campaign will visit Brighton next week to see its floral displays.
The Thomas Highflyer bus with Brighton & Hove Black History Group, Brighton and Hove Buses managing director Martin Harris and children from St Mark's C of E Primary School

Bus named in honour of young African slave who died in Brighton

A young African boy who was rescued from a slave ship and later died in Brighton has been honoured – with his name on a Brighton bus.

Brighton Gin reveals its special edition Pride bottles

Brighton Gin celebrates Pride with limited edition bottles

Gin bottles in every colour of the rainbow will hit the shelves ahead of Brighton Pride – and the limited edition drinks will raise cash for charity.

Sebastian Trabucatt arrives at court in Heraklion, Crete, where he is due to stand trial. Picture: Flora Thompson/PA Wire

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex man spared jail after killing teenager in Malia

A club promoter has been spared jail despite being convicted of killing a public schoolboy with a single punch during a night out at a Greek resort.

Bison Beer co-founders Nick Vardy and Jack Cregan

Bison Beer to open new Brighton bar

Brighton microbrewer Bison Beer is opening its second city bar –  creating 20 new jobs.

The fundraising event is in memory of 14-month old Reggie

'Wacky Races' challenge to fight meningitis in memory of Reggie

A 1,000-mile motoring challenge is looking to put the brakes on meningitis to remember Hove tot Reggie.

Sign up for the Macmillan trek

Trek across the South Downs and raise cash for Macmillan

A fundraising walk from Brighton to Eastbourne is set to raise cash for cancer patients in Sussex.

The new bereavement suite is under construction at the Royal Sussex County Hospital

New bereavement care facility for Brighton hospital

A bereavement suite designed to give parents who lose a child during pregnancy the space, time and facilities they need is being built at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
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COUNTY NEWS: Veteran ‘devastated’ as war medals stolen in burglary

A war hero has had his Second World War medals stolen in a burglary at his Sussex home.

A forensic artist's impressionof how the unidentified woman looked when she was alive

COUNTY NEWS: Mystery of unknown woman found dead on beach

Mystery surrounds the identity of a woman whose body was found washed up in a Sussex cove.

Brackenbury Primary School, Locks Hill, Portslade, from Google Streetview

Portslade school ‘determined’ to improve

The headteacher of a Portslade primary school rated ‘requires improvement’ by Ofsted said she was determined to make changes inspectors had called for.

Mijke van der Zee, Dr Rebecca Jones and Dr Josephine Paris of the University of Sussex and 500 Women Scientists.

Bringing together women in science

Two University of Sussex researchers want to bring together women scientists in Brighton and Hove in a new campaigning support group.

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