Brighton Tesco evacuated after storm water crashes through roof

Tesco Express in Brighton’s Jubilee Street has been evacuated after storm water caused the roof to collapse. Cat Smith, who sent us these pictures, said she was kept inside for 20 minutes from 6.15pm before being able to escape the flooded convenience store. She said:...
Posted On 10 Oct 2014 at 6:03 pm

OCD clinic opens in Brighton and Hove

A clinic is opening for OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) patients in Brighton and Hove. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said today (Friday 10 October) that the condition affected up to 60,000 people across the county. The new clinic will form part of the Brighton and...
Posted On 10 Oct 2014 at 6:03 pm

Censured Brighton councillor defends right to tweet after ‘poor decision for democracy’

A censured Brighton councillor has defended his right to tweet and criticised a council standards panel for reaching “a poor decision for democracy”. Ben Duncan, who represents Queen’s Park as an independent, was formally censured when a Brighton and Hove City Council Standards...
Posted On 10 Oct 2014 at 5:30 pm

Wanted man arrested in Brighton

Officers from Sussex Police have arrested 51-year-old Derek Walsh, who was wanted for recall to prison. Walsh, of no fixed address, was arrested in Brighton and returned to custody. Sussex Police said: “Thanks to the public and the media for their help tracing him.” Walsh, who...
Posted On 10 Oct 2014 at 4:35 pm

Driver tries to lure boy into van near Brighton school

A driver told a schoolboy to get in his van as he walked home from school in Brighton. The 11-year-old boy ran off along Mackie Avenue and the man drove away. Sussex Police said: “Just before 5pm on Tuesday 7 October we received a report that an 11-year old boy had been followed...
Posted On 10 Oct 2014 at 4:26 pm

Brighton and Hove bin lorry drivers to start three-day strike next week

Dustcart drivers in Brighton and Hove are to start a three-day strike next Thursday (16 October). The GMB members will also be on strike on Friday 17 October and Monday 20 October. The union issued a statement yesterday (Thursday 9 October) saying that the bin lorry drivers at...
Posted On 10 Oct 2014 at 4:11 pm

GCSE performance in Brighton and Hove drops more than national average

Exam results dipped more in Brighton and Hove than in most of the rest of the country, according to a report published today (Friday 10 October). Brighton and Hove City Council said that provisional data suggested that there had been a drop locally of eight percentage points in...
Posted On 10 Oct 2014 at 3:48 pm
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