Doorstep conman steals hundreds of pounds from victims in Brighton

A distraction burglar who has targeted five elderly and vulnerable victims in Brighton over the past few weeks is being sought by police. The man, who wears a sweatshirt or t-shirt with the logo of the contractor Mears on it, has been calling on houses in the early to...
Posted On 31 May 2014 at 6:58 pm

Brighton and Hove drink and drug drivers given police warning

Sussex Police started its summer crackdown on drink and drug driving in the early hours of this morning (Saturday 31 May). Anyone driving erratically or who is suspected of being under the influence of drink or drugs while behind the wheel should expect to be stopped and...
Posted On 31 May 2014 at 4:17 pm

Man hunted over trafficking for prostitution in Brighton

Detectives are hunting a man believed to be responsible for trafficking a woman in Brighton for prostitution. Sussex Police issued an efit image yesterday (Friday 30 May) as part of their efforts to try to trace the man. The man is believed to be known as Rola Benwar. He is a...
Posted On 31 May 2014 at 12:03 pm

Brighton and Hove council leader wants supermarkets and big retailers to pay levy

Brighton and Hove council leader Jason Kitcat wants supermarkets and big retailers to pay a levy because, he said, they have an unfair advantage over small local shops. Councillor Kitcat, the Green Party leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, floated the idea in his column in...
Posted On 31 May 2014 at 9:39 am

Hove cherry tree to be felled

By Tim Ridgway Latest TV A historic cherry tree will have to be felled as a “quintessential” English tearoom at Hove Museum is expanded. Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee approved proposal to construct a patio at the side of the Victorian villa in New Church Road....
Posted On 30 May 2014 at 10:49 pm

Woman suffers broken eye socket in Brighton seafront attack

Two people have been arrested for assault after a woman suffered a fractured eye socket when she was attacked on Brighton seafront last week. The victim, a 44-year-old woman from Portslade, was approached by a small group of woman outside the Brighton Music Hall in King’s...
Posted On 30 May 2014 at 7:01 pm

Brighton and Hove Food Partnership helps health trust slash meal bill

A health trust has reduced its food bill by up to a third with help from the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership. As well as saving public money, the new policy of local sourcing has given a boost to food producers and suppliers in and around the area. Sussex Partnership NHS...
Posted On 29 May 2014 at 11:00 pm

Three more people charged over March for England in Brighton

Three more people have been charged with offences alleged to have been committed during the March for England and counter-protest in Brighton in April. Sussex Police said the three people were Scott Horwood, 49, a welder, of South Terrace, Littlehampton, who has been charged with...
Posted On 29 May 2014 at 9:35 am

Brighton and Hove commuters warned of delays after person hit by train

Brighton and Hove commuters were told to expect delays, cancellations and diversions this afternoon (Wednesday 28 May) after someone was hit by a train. Network Rail said that it was told about the incident, which happened in the Horley area, just after 5pm. The train involved...
Posted On 28 May 2014 at 5:15 pm

Police hunt mystery stabbing victim in Brighton

Police have asked for the public’s help to trace a man who may have been stabbed in Brighton. Sussex Police said: “Officers have been told that a man was stabbed in the chest and thigh during an argument between three men close to Carpetright in the area around Dewe Road and...
Posted On 28 May 2014 at 4:35 pm
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