Brighton woman badly hurt in motorbike crash

A 23-year-old woman from Brighton was badly hurt in a motorbike crash in Southwick yesterday morning (Monday 22 September). Sussex Police said that she suffered serious head and leg injuries. The force said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision between a car and a...
Posted On 23 Sep 2014 at 9:45 pm

Police ask for help returning Brighton drug dealer to prison

A man convicted of burglary and drug dealing is being hunted by police who want to return him to prison. Gerrard Roberts, 32, of Alfriston Close, Whitehawk, is believed to be in the Brighton area, according to Sussex Police. The force said that he was jailed in 2011 for burglary...
Posted On 23 Sep 2014 at 4:23 pm

Knife drawn in Hove brawl

A man was stabbed in the back during a fight with another man in Hove this morning as others tried to break it up. The air ambulance was called to the scene in Woodland Drive shortly before 11.30am, but the victim was taken to hospital by road ambulance. A police spokesman said:...
Posted On 23 Sep 2014 at 12:49 pm

Booze and fags stolen in raid on Whitehawk Co-op

The Co-op in Whitehawk has been cordoned off after burglars broke in in the early hours of the morning. Sussex Police said: “We were contacted after the burglar alarm was set off at Co-op in Whitehawk Road, Whitehawk, at 2am today (Tuesday 23 September). “Intruders...
Posted On 23 Sep 2014 at 12:26 pm

New play marks 30th anniversary of the Brighton bombing

The University of Brighton is marking this year’s 30th anniversary of the bombing of Brighton’s Grand Hotel with a drama performance and symposium. The Provisional IRA’s attack in 1984 killed five and injured 30 at the hotel where Prime Minister Margaret...
Posted On 23 Sep 2014 at 11:09 am

Brighton driver banned after crashing while high on ketamine

A Brighton man has been convicted of driving while under the influence of ketamine after he crashed his car in the middle of the afternoon. Thomas Cranstone, 32, was arrested at 2.15pm on Friday 13 December after he crashed his car in Beaconsfield Road, Brighton, and admitted to...
Posted On 23 Sep 2014 at 10:54 am

Signalling issues bring Brighton mainline to a halt

Signalling problems have caused a meltdown on the Brighton mainline this morning, with no trains currently moving south of Haywards Heath. The issues caused delays of about an hour to services for more than four hours today from about 10am. Signalling problems at #HaywardsHeath...
Posted On 23 Sep 2014 at 10:48 am

Video: The story of Lewes Road

A new video documents the first phase of the changing face of Brighton’s Lewes Road to make it more accessible for cyclists and buses. Dedicated to the memory of Jo Walters, who died after being hit by a lorry on the road in 2010, it explains how the new cycle lanes have...
Posted On 23 Sep 2014 at 10:31 am

Property developers invited to pitch for King Alfred in Hove

Property developers are being invited to take part in a beauty parade with the King Alfred site in Hove as the winner’s prize. The prospect of a new seafront leisure centre on the site of the King Alfred is about to move another step closer. Property developers are being invited...
Posted On 23 Sep 2014 at 9:23 am

Senior Labour politician spurns prospect of deal with Brighton Green MP

A senior Labour politician has dismissed any prospect of a deal with the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion Caroline Lucas after the next general election. Angela Eagle, the Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, was reported to have made her remarks at a fringe meeting at the Labour...
Posted On 23 Sep 2014 at 9:05 am