Brighton seafront wheel approved – opening planned for this summer

A 150ft ferris wheel for Brighton seafront was given planning permission today with the owner planning to have it up and running by the summer. The big wheel – called the Brighton Wheel – has been given temporary permission for five years on a site just east of the Palace Pier...
Posted On 27 Apr 2011 at 10:49 pm

Six families evacuated after arson at Brighton flat

Six Brighton families were evacuated from their homes after a suspected arson attack. A police officer who arrived first at the scene was taken to hospital after breathing in smoke from the blaze in The Crestway, Hollingdean. The officer, who reached the blaze before crews from...
Posted On 27 Apr 2011 at 10:46 pm

Mother and child taken to hospital after crash with police car in Brighton

A mother had to be cut free from her car after a crash with a police car in Brighton. The woman had her daughter with her in the car when the crash happened in Carden Avenue, Brighton, just before 7.30am yesterday (Tuesday 26 April). Firefighters from East Sussex Fire and Rescue...
Posted On 27 Apr 2011 at 9:05 pm

Seven arrested in police raids in Hove

Seven people were arrested in Hove this morning as police tried to trace people suspected of committing offences during protests in London last month. Three warrants were executed at addresses in Hove by the Metropolitan Police with support form Sussex Police. During the first...
Posted On 27 Apr 2011 at 6:54 pm

Brighton man attacks councillors during meeting at Hove Town hall

A man burst in to a meeting at Hove Town Hall this afternoon and threw tomatoes at councillors while also hurling abuse. Steve McLean, of Hazeldene Meads, Brighton, ranted at members of the Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee and tried to pelt them. He appeared to...
Posted On 27 Apr 2011 at 6:49 pm

Three arrested and bailed over Hangleton shooting

Three men have been arrested and bailed by police after a 22-year-old man was shot in Hove. Initial reports said that the victim was a 13-year-old boy but Sussex Police issued a correction yesterday. The three men who were arrested on firearms charges were an 18-year-old man from...
Posted On 27 Apr 2011 at 1:22 pm

Brighton and Hove school pupils cook up a treat for parents and staff

A group of Brighton and Hove’s very own young masterchefs cooked up a treat to mark the end of their two-year catering course. Pupils from Patcham High School and Dorothy Stringer planned and cooked a three-course meal for parents and staff to mark the completion of the NVQ Level...
Posted On 27 Apr 2011 at 11:43 am

Distinctive bike stolen from Brighton Marina

A blue and yellow mountain bike has been stolen from outside a busy shop at Brighton Marina. Sussex Police described the Blade mountain bike as distinctive and urged anyone who knew who had taken it or where it was to get in touch. The theft took place from the entrance to the...
Posted On 27 Apr 2011 at 10:33 am