Brighton and Hove MEP wants cars fitted with crash alert devices

South East England MEP Peter Skinner said that all new cars should be fitted with a device that automatically alerts rescue services if they crash. Mr Skinner, who represents Brighton and Hove as a Member of the European Parliament, added that he welcomed a vote by MEPs urging a...
Posted On 09 Jul 2012 at 10:55 pm

Fire crews deal with flooding in Brighton and Hove

Torrential rain led to fire crews tackling flooding at five properties in Brighton and Hove overnight – having to isolate the electrical supply in four of the incidents. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that it received eight 999 calls in two hours as a result of the...
Posted On 09 Jul 2012 at 10:46 pm

Portslade man fell 40ft from scaffolding in Hove

A Portslade man suffered serious head injuries when he fell 40ft from scaffolding outside a house in Hove. The 25-year-old man fell from the scaffolding in Goldstone Street, Hove, at about 3am on Saturday (7 July). Sussex Police said that the man was believed to have climbed the...
Posted On 09 Jul 2012 at 8:44 pm

Hove betting shop robberies suspect appears in court

A man has appeared in court charged with robbing two betting shops in Hove. Mark Pollard, 31, is accused of holding up two branches of Ladbrokes in the town last Thursday (5 July) and has also been charged with having a knife. Sussex Police said that he was arrested in...
Posted On 09 Jul 2012 at 6:18 pm

MPs visit Brighton for drugs lessons

A group of MPs came to Brighton and Hove today (Monday 9 July) to learn about innovative work to reduce drug-related harm. Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, is hosting the visit by members of the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee. The committee,...
Posted On 09 Jul 2012 at 2:14 pm
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