Brighton men tells of life after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami

A Brighton man has described how his life in Japan has been turned upside down by the earthquake and tsunami a month ago today. Martin Dean, 36, had the chance to be flown back to Britain after the natural disasters struck on Friday 11 March. But he and his Japanese wife Akiko,...
Posted On 11 Apr 2011 at 7:35 pm

Brighton man held on suspicion of murder after woman's body found

Detectives have started a murder investigation after a woman was found dead in a Brighton flat this afternoon (Monday 11 April). Sussex Police said that officers were called to an incident in Upper Lewes Road, Brighton, at 2.20pm. When they arrived at the flat they found the body...
Posted On 11 Apr 2011 at 6:51 pm

Fire crews tackle Portslade warehouse blaze at harbour

The hot weather has been blamed for a large fire at Skip It Waste in Portslade at the weekend. Six fire engines and an aerial ladder platform were sent to the fire in Basin Road South at the Portslade end of Shoreham Harbour just after 1.30pm on Saturday (9 April). Half the...
Posted On 11 Apr 2011 at 3:23 pm

Brighton lifeboat crew rescues 'lucky' student

A media studies student was rescued from the wreckage of the West Pier after a dinghy that he “borrowed” sank early this morning. The student was taking photographs when the boat began taking in water. He managed to clamber on to the remains of the pier and call 999 on his mobile...
Posted On 11 Apr 2011 at 1:38 pm

Thousands brave the heat to complete Brighton Marathon

Thousands of people took part in the second Brighton Marathon yesterday and tens of thousands lined the route in warm sunshine. But the sunny weather may have put off almost half the entrants from taking part, the organisers believe. They sold all 15,000 places for the event but...
Posted On 11 Apr 2011 at 12:36 pm