Fire in Brighton flat believed to be arson

Fire crews tackled a fire at a basement flat in Marlborough Place, Brighton, which is being investigated as a possible arson. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that it was called out at about 1.15am today (Wednesday 10 September), adding: “The front door to the basement...
Posted On 10 Sep 2014 at 11:58 pm

Toughest week on Bake Off for Brighton baker Kate

European cake week on Great British Bake Off means it is time to get out the bundt tin and dodgy accents from hosts Mel and Sue. It was away with the baking powder and in with the yeast for Brighton mum Kate Henry. A Kate impressed during bread week her so her signature Israeli...
Posted On 10 Sep 2014 at 9:19 pm

Brighton band Royal Blood nominated for Mercury Music Prize

Brighton band Royal Blood have been nominated for this year’s Mercury Music Prize. The rock duo, bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher, join Damon Albarn and Bombay Bicycle Club and Anna Calvi on the shortlist for the prestigious industry award. It comes just a couple...
Posted On 10 Sep 2014 at 8:22 pm

Rotherham scandal prompts questions about child sex abuse in Brighton and Hove

The sexual exploitation of at least 1,400 children over 16 years in Rotherham has promoted tough questions for council and health officials in Brighton and Hove. Councillor Graham Cox raised the issue at a meeting at Hove Town Hall after being told that partnership working was...
Posted On 10 Sep 2014 at 5:01 pm

Man befriended then robbed on Brighton seafront

A man was robbed by a pair of men who got him chatting before leading him to a quiet side-street and robbing him. On August 8 at 6am a 25-year-old man was walking along the seafront past the bottom of West Street when he was approached by two men in their early 20s. The victim...
Posted On 10 Sep 2014 at 4:22 pm

Neighbour rescues children from fire in their Brighton home

A Brighton scaffolder rescued the family next door when a fire broke out in their home in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 10 September). Wade Eason was woken by the screams coming from his terrified neighbours. In his pyjamas he fetched a ladder and helped a...
Posted On 10 Sep 2014 at 4:01 pm

Brighton and Hove binmen to strike on Monday

Brighton and Hove binmen are to strike on Monday, with the union warning of months of possible disruption. Members of the GMB union voted to start industrial action this Friday, 12 September with an overtime ban and no side waste being collected, followed by a full day of strike...
Posted On 10 Sep 2014 at 3:47 pm

Bloody burglar going back to prison after Brighton break-ins

A serial burglar and drug addict who broke into the offices of a number of Brighton companies was caught after leaving a trail of blood. Robert Jody May, 40, of no fixed address, burgled Premier House, in Marlborough Place, yards from the Royal Pavilion, on Saturday 24 May....
Posted On 10 Sep 2014 at 3:03 pm

Brighton University given £1m to develop cleaner and greener engines and fuels

Brighton University has been awarded £1 million to develop ultra-efficient combustion engines and fuels to enable vehicles to travel further on less fuel – with near-zero emissions. The university is leading a research project involving three other universities. They project will...
Posted On 10 Sep 2014 at 3:02 pm

Arrest after woman hit by car on Grand Parade

Emergency services have been called to reports of a woman being hit by a car on Grand Parade. A police spokeswoman said a 999 call was received at 2.30pm reporting a woman had been hit by the junction with Morley Street. Traffic was reportedly backing up because of the incident...
Posted On 10 Sep 2014 at 3:00 pm
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