Brighton Comedy Festival founder Addison Cresswell dies

One of the founders of the Brighton Comedy Festival, Addison Cresswell, has died of a heart attack at the age of 53. Mr Cresswell represented Jonathon Ross, Jo Brand, Jack Dee and many other comedians having graduated in 1981 from Brighton Polytechnic – now Brighton University. A...
Posted On 23 Dec 2013 at 9:16 pm

Emergency services meet as 80mph winds batter Brighton and Hove

The emergency services have met to co-ordinate the response to the storm battering Brighton and Hove this afternoon and evening (Monday 23 December). Sussex Police, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, health chiefs, the Met Office, the Environment Agency, Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 23 Dec 2013 at 8:00 pm

Girl, 13, trapped by falling wall in Brighton

A teenage girl was trapped by a falling wall in Brighton in the storms this afternoon (Monday 23 December). Sussex Police said: “We were contacted shortly before 4pm today to a report that a 13-year-old girl had been trapped by a falling wall in Eastern Road, Brighton. “The girl...
Posted On 23 Dec 2013 at 7:37 pm

Brighton man faces jail for raping two women

A Brighton man faces jail for raping two women. Stephen Edwards, 48, of Merevale, in Hollingdean, was convicted of raping Pauline Jenkins, 46, at her home in Woodingdean. A jury convicted Edwards after a three-week trial at Hove Crown Court. Pauline Jenkins was found dead at her...
Posted On 23 Dec 2013 at 5:56 pm

Woman sexually assaulted in Brighton

A 20-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in the street after a night out in Brighton. The victim was walking home when a man approached her in Middle Street at about 2.15am on Saturday (21 December). The man walked with the woman to Queen’s Road but then sexually assaulted her...
Posted On 23 Dec 2013 at 3:46 pm

Brighton and Hove parking profit reaches £16m record high

Brighton and Hove City Council made a record profit from parking charges last year, according to the RAC Foundation. It said that the council made more from parking than any town or city outside London – and more than Birmingham and Manchester put together. Only four London...
Posted On 23 Dec 2013 at 3:39 pm
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