Brighton lifeboat crew joins major search after man jumps from pier

The Brighton RNLI lifeboat crew joined a major search for a man who was reported to have jumped off the Palace Pier this afternoon (Thursday 20 November). The Brighton crew were joined by colleagues from Shoreham and Newhaven in a sea search after a call to the Solent coastguard...
Posted On 20 Nov 2014 at 11:58 pm

Brighton and Hove bus drivers accept pay offer and lift strike threat

Bus drivers in Brighton and Hove have accepted a pay offer and called off the threat of strike action. Brighton and Hove Buses said today (Thursday 20 November): “Following further negotiations with the Unite trade union and reballot of staff, the pay offer has been accepted and...
Posted On 20 Nov 2014 at 11:42 pm

Brighton man says Jobcentre is making it harder for him to find work

A Brighton man has accused the Jobcentre of victimising him and making it harder for him to find work. Unemployed copywriter Peter Styles, 43, raised his concerns after being told to sign on each day and was then “sanctioned” – had benefit payments withheld. He has since made an...
Posted On 20 Nov 2014 at 11:34 am

Girl admits Ovingdean rape allegations were false

Detectives are no longer investigating an allegation of rape in Brighton after the alleged victim admitted no incident took place. The 14-year-old girl is now being offered counselling after dropping the allegations following an extensive investigation by Sussex Police. Detective...
Posted On 20 Nov 2014 at 11:19 am

Robbers steal cash and phone from man in Brighton street

Two men stole cash and a mobile phone from a man as he walked home along a busy Brighton street on Sunday evening (16 November). The mugging happened at about 9pm in North Street, in the town centre, Sussex Police said, as they issued an appeal for witnesses to come forward. The...
Posted On 20 Nov 2014 at 1:07 am