Friday, 20/10/2017 | 9:05 UTC+1
  • Sussex study: New Hate Crime Act is needed

    The law on hate crime needs to change, say academics at the University of Sussex, following the publication of a 24-month empirical study. Only four percent of an estimated 110,000 hate crime offences reported to the police result in a conviction and a declared ‘sentence uplift’ under hate crime legislation. The “Hate Crime and the

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  • National autism experts are today speaking at a conference in Crawley

    Leading experts are today speaking at a sell-out conference in a bid to help parents, carers and professionals learn more about the anxiety felt by children with autism. More than 130 parents, carers and professionals are gathering at the Hawth Theatre, Crawley, for the West Sussex County Council’s Autism and Social Communication Team’s conference –

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  • Sussex Police staff and officers recognised

    Dozens of staff and officers have been recognised for going above and beyond their duties at an awards ceremony. A total of 58 employees from Surrey and Sussex Police’s Operations Command team were awarded either a commendation or certificate of merit during the event, which was held at The Holiday Inn at Worth, in Crawley,

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  • West Sussex villagers benefit from access to ‘superfast’ fibre broadband

    Residents in the village of Nutbourne, near Pulborough, are enjoying the benefits of ‘superfast’ broadband at home, work and in the local pub. The newly available fibre broadband services were installed with investment from the ‘Better Connected’ partnership between West Sussex County Council, BT Group and central government. Despite presenting an engineering challenge, the body

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  • Police open role to help combat modern slavery in Sussex

    Sussex Police has welcomed the announcement, coinciding with Anti-Slavery day on 18 October, of funding for a new post to help the force combat modern slavery. Detective Superintendent Ian Pollard said: “The new role of modern slavery delivery manager, funded by the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, will be dedicated to working with

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  • West Sussex Record Office to host Selsey Tram talk

    An illustrated talk about the eccentric Selsey Tram was so popular tickets sold out in five days. Demand was so high a repeat of the talk about the tramway, which was affectionately known as the ‘bumpity bump’, has been scheduled. Although West Sussex Record Office Assistant County Archivist Bill Gage is due to retire at

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  • Brighton & Hove Street Wise marshalling scheme gets underway

    Teams of marshals are taking to the streets of Brighton and Hove three nights each week as part of the city’s first ever Street Wise scheme.  Initiated by the University of Sussex the scheme is also supported by the University of Brighton and BIMM. The scheme, piloted earlier this year, aims to promote a supportive

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  • Police appeal for information after teenager was stabbed in Brighton

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was stabbed in the backside in Brighton. A disturbance is reported to have occurred in Providence Place Gardens, off Ann Street, shortly before the incident occurred at the rear of Sainsbury’s in nearby New England Street. It happened at about 8.06pm on Friday 6 October. The 17-year-old

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  • Sussex law firm Healys LLP stars in this year’s Legal 500 guide

    by Jenny Rhodes A leading law firm with offices stars in this year’s Legal 500 guide. Healys LLP with offices in Old Steine, Brighton earned a nod in the annual “who’s who” of the UK legal community. The firm who also have offices in London & Cairo say their core values are friendship, trust and loyalty, which

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  • Sussex stroke group invites people to Give a Hand for charity

    The Eastbourne and Hailsham Stroke Support group is holding a bake sale at Langney Shopping Centre on Tuesday 24 October to support the Stroke Association’s latest fundraising initiative: Give a Hand and Bake. Give a Hand and Bake calls on people across the South East to host their own bake sale, all with the aim

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