Storm prompts 300 emergency calls

East Sussex Fire and Rescue received almost 300 calls as a result of this morning’s hail and thunderstorms. Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive, Des Prichard, took the opportunity to thank staff for their hard work. He said: “This morning shows how varied our work can be...
Posted On 28 Jul 2014 at 9:51 pm
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David Stockdale signs for Brighton and Hove Albion FC

David Stockdale has joined Brighton & Hove Albion from Fulham for an undisclosed fee, and the 28-year-old goalkeeper has signed a three-year deal. The Leeds-born stopper is Albion’s fourth new recruit of the close season, joining his former Craven Cottage teammate Aaron...
Posted On 28 Jul 2014 at 6:03 pm
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Rest centre set for flooded families

Families unable to stay in their homes due to today’s flash floods are being given shelter at Hove Town Hall. Brighton and Hove City Council says a number of families have been affected by the flooding. Officers are currently reviewing whether a full rest centre is required...
Posted On 28 Jul 2014 at 4:12 pm
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Latest TV to launch on August 28

The brightest and best of Brighton & Hove and Adur & Worthing are coming to your television screens next month with the launch of Latest TV on Freeview Channel 8 and Virgin Media 159. From August 28, our city by the sea will have its very own local television channel...
Posted On 28 Jul 2014 at 3:54 pm
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Robbers steal man’s iphone

Two robbers stole a man’s iphone as he walked home along Central Avenue, Peacehaven, in the early hours of the morning. Police today launched an appeal to witnesses to the robbery, which happened at 12.30am on Sunday, 20 July. A 22-year-old man was walking home at 0.30am...
Posted On 28 Jul 2014 at 11:55 am
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Brighton tourist robbed of watch given by grandfather as he left for Auschwitz

A gang of robbers mugged a tourist of a precious family watch as he took an early morning stroll along Brighton seafront. The watch had been given to the victim’s father by his grandfather the last time he saw him before he was taken to Auschwitz concentration camp during...
Posted On 28 Jul 2014 at 11:21 am
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Convicted robber who escaped from Brighton’s Royal Sussex Hospital still at large

A prisoner who escaped Brighton’s Royal Sussex Hospital and is still at large was waiting to be sentenced for a knifepoint robbery. Jamie Stephen Halifax, who has a large tattoo spelling “Lauren” on his neck, was last seen running along Bristol Gate on the east...
Posted On 28 Jul 2014 at 11:07 am
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670 acres of Sussex downland opened to the public

Brighton and Hove City Council has opened up an area of downsland ten times the size of Preston Park to the public.     The land is next to open access land the council created in and around Stanmer Park in 2006, which together now stretch two miles from Stanmer Park west...
Posted On 28 Jul 2014 at 11:03 am
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4,000 University of Brighton students graduate

Thousands of University of Brighton students are graduating at the Brighton Dome this week. More than 4,000 students are graduating, and many will be attending week-long ceremonies Dome which started on Friday. Hundreds of relatives and friends will be attending and many more...
Posted On 28 Jul 2014 at 9:41 am
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Brighton and Hove City Council backs ‘Tesco tax’

Brighton and Hove City Council is backing calls for new powers to let them take some of the money spent in big supermarkets back into the local community. The BBC reports that a group of English councils is formally asking the government for a new tax for big retailers, which...
Posted On 28 Jul 2014 at 9:03 am
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