Barclays to close its Boundary Road branch

Barclays is closing its branch in Boundary Road, Hove, because not enough people are using it. The bank wrote to existing customers of the branch, which serves Portslade and West Hove, to explain the changes. It said that they were due to people increasingly using online,...
Posted On 09 Sep 2014 at 9:29 pm

Video: Brighton paraglider explains how he landed on The Level

The paraglider who made an emergency landing on The Level in Brighton yesterday had travelled from 12 miles away. Baker Vincent Talleu set off from the Bo Peep hill near Alfriston and glided over Falmer and the racehill before he suddenly lost height and was forced to land. But...
Posted On 09 Sep 2014 at 9:28 pm

Foo Fighters secret Brighton gig sells out in seconds

The Foo Fighters sent Brighton rock fans into a frenzy yesterday by tweeting a heavy hint that they may be playing in Brighton this week. The band have officially announced they’re going to play three intimate club gigs this week. And last night, they tweeted a picture of...
Posted On 09 Sep 2014 at 9:27 pm

Man wanted for sex attack in Hove pub toilets

Do you recognise this man? Police are trying to identify a man captured on CCTV following an incident at the Freemasons Pub, Western Road, Hove, last Tuesday (2 September). Police are investigating a sexual assault that took place in the women’s toilets at about 8pm that...
Posted On 09 Sep 2014 at 9:26 pm

OAP given oxygen after toaster sparks fire

An electrical fault sparked a callout for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service after a toaster caught fire last night. Two crews were sent to Cuckmere Way, Hollingbury, at 10.22am where they treated an elderly resident with oxygen therapy, as a precautionary measure. Brighton...
Posted On 09 Sep 2014 at 9:25 pm

Neighbours try to rescue ‘trapped’ OAP from blaze in home

Neighbours were prevented from attempting to rescue an elderly man they believed was trapped from a fire inside his Brighton home. Fortunately, the accidental fire had been put out by the time firefighters arrived at Nesbitt Road on Sunday night shortly after 7.30pm. Neighbours...
Posted On 09 Sep 2014 at 9:24 pm

Could a rail strike be on the cards?

The threat of a rail strike is looming as Southern workers are balloted for industrial action in a dispute over conductor’s rosters. The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said staff were presented with new work schedules with no consultation, causing them...
Posted On 09 Sep 2014 at 9:21 pm

First Capital Connect to hand over Thameslink on Sunday

First Capital Connect has thanked passengers for their custom and patience ahead of handing the Brighton to Bedford line to Govia on Sunday. FCC will cease operating the Bedford to Brighton/Wimbledon and Sutton Thameslink route at 2am on Sunday, 14 September. Govia Thameslink...
Posted On 09 Sep 2014 at 9:20 pm

Brighton man with Parkinson’s makes exhibition of himself

When former Brighton solicitor Tim Andrews was diagnoses with Parkinsons in 2005, he decided to use it as the springboard for a remarkable photographic project. Nine years later, he has become a model for more than 300 photographers who have captured him in a huge range of styles...
Posted On 09 Sep 2014 at 9:18 pm

Man arrested over attempted rape of woman, 60, in Pavilion Gardens

A 20-year-old man has been arrested after an attempted rape in Brighton. The victim, a 60-year-old woman, was sitting near to the toilets in the Pavilion Gardens at around 8pm on Monday, September 8 when a man, who had been sitting next to her, put his arm round her, before...
Posted On 09 Sep 2014 at 9:18 pm
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