New deputy chief constable for Sussex Police

Olivia Pinkney has been promoted to become the new deputy chief constable of Sussex. She joined the police straight from university, having studied at St Catherine’s College, Cambridge. She has worked in Sussex since 2009 when she joined as assistant chief constable. Having...
Posted On 15 Sep 2014 at 5:31 pm

Video: Heroic Brighton teenager steps in when thug attacks PCs

A teenager has been hailed a hero after he stepped in to stop a thug attacking two police officers. Kiya Ingham, 16, stepped in and restrained drunk Bradley Jay Hughes as he attacked PC Lynsey Burkinshaw and PC Johanna Clarke. The two officers had arrested him on the Lewes Road...
Posted On 15 Sep 2014 at 3:32 pm

PACA head James Fox under investigation over pupil registration

Portslade Aldridge Community Academy head James Fox has been suspended while an investigation takes place into the registration of pupils at the school. Mr Fox is officially taking a leave of absence after a meeting on Friday afternoon (12 September). Brighton and Hove News...
Posted On 15 Sep 2014 at 10:44 am

Thameslink’s first Monday morning gets off to a bumpy start

The first Monday morning for new train operator Thameslink got off to a rocky start thanks to signalling problems in the London Bridge area. Commuters at Brighton Station were faced with delays of up to 30 minutes on routes run by Govia, which took over the franchise from First...
Posted On 15 Sep 2014 at 8:34 am

Brighton and Hove bin strike starts today

The latest bin strike by Brighton and Hove’s CityClean workers starts today. Members of the GMB union are walking out in an ongoing row over pay and conditions which has been ongoing for almost five years. They also started working to rule from Friday, which means a ban on...
Posted On 15 Sep 2014 at 6:30 am

How did they get that there?

A fly-tipper took dumping rubbish to a whole new level this weekend when they managed to get a sofa on top of a bus stop. Chris Henry spotted the unlikely placed sofa on Saturday on top of the Valley Road bus stop in Portslade, and tweeted this picture of it. Chris, who is...
Posted On 15 Sep 2014 at 6:20 am

Brighton mum appeals for someone to save her life

Brighton mum of two Nikki Braterman has launched a global appeal in the hope of finding a “perfect match’” stem cell donor to enable her to have an essential bone marrow transplant. Nikki, 45, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in December 2013 and after...
Posted On 15 Sep 2014 at 6:13 am