Tombstoning man critically injured jumping off Palace Pier in Brighton

A man has been critically injured after tombstoning – jumping into the sea – at low tide from the Palace Pier in Brighton. He fell about 40ft into just 3ft of water shortly before 6.30pm this evening (Saturday 2 July). The RNLI Brighton lifeboat crew and three Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 02 Jul 2011 at 10:31 pm

Man dies on beach in Hove

A man died on the beach in Hove this afternoon (Saturday 2 July). Two off-duty doctors tried to revive the man without success after he was found to have stopped breathing. He was declared dead less than 40 minutes after the alarm was raised. Sussex Police said that the incident...
Posted On 02 Jul 2011 at 8:00 pm

Brighton and Hove's fire service moves closer to merger with West Sussex

The fire brigade serving Brighton and Hove has moved a step closer to merging with the neighbouring West Sussex service. East Sussex Fire Authority and West Sussex County Council announced yesterday (Friday 1 July) that they are to hold a formal consultation. During the 12-week...
Posted On 02 Jul 2011 at 8:18 am

Gypsies and travellers to be evicted from Brighton nature reserve

Gypsies and travellers are facing eviction from two camps on one site in Brighton after the council asked a judge for a possession order yesterday (Friday 1 July). The new Green administration running Brighton and Hove City Council has been criticised for its approach to...
Posted On 02 Jul 2011 at 1:35 am