Traffic delays as workers run new power supply to Brighton hospital

Traffic delays are expected in and around Eastern Road, Brighton, as workers run a new power supply into the Royal Sussex County Hospital. The work was due to start yesterday (Saturday 30 May) and continue today (Sunday 31 May). The same arrangements will apply on the weekend of...
Posted On 31 May 2015 at 12:41 pm

Summer drink and drug driving crackdown starts tomorrow

The summer crackdown on drink and drug drivers by Sussex Police will start tomorrow (Monday 1 June). The crackdown- known as Operation Dragonfly – involves the force’s traffic officers mounting dedicated patrols looking for offenders. In previous campaigns, Sussex...
Posted On 31 May 2015 at 6:10 am

Contractor starts pouring 4,000 tonnes of concrete to create Brighton i360 foundation

More than 4,000 tonnes of concrete are being poured into the ground on Brighton seafront this weekend to create the foundation for the i360 viewing tower. The milestone in the building of the 162-metre i360 has involved a steady flow of lorries arriving every five minutes at the...
Posted On 30 May 2015 at 6:07 pm

Cars banned from two Brighton streets from today 

Cars, vans and lorries will be banned from two Brighton streets from today (Saturday 30 May). East Street will be pedestrianised every weekend from today. And Ship Street will be pedestrianised between North Street and Ship Street from 11am each day. Brighton and Hove City...
Posted On 30 May 2015 at 2:16 pm

Brighton man jailed over fake Viagra scam

A Brighton man has been jailed for his part in a £10 million fake Viagra scam. Darrell Jacob, 38, of Hereford Street, Brighton, was sent to prison four years at the Central Criminal Court – better known as the Old Bailey – in London today (Friday 29 May). Jacob was...
Posted On 29 May 2015 at 10:07 pm

Danger warning in Brighton woodland

Wires have been strung between trees at least twice in a Brighton wood. Sussex Police said: “Walkers, cyclists and others using tracks through Coldean Woods in Brighton are being warned to look out for wires being strung between trees to create danger. “Two such...
Posted On 29 May 2015 at 8:46 pm

Medics treat one person after kitchen fire in Portslade

One person was treated for shock after a kitchen fire in Portslade. The fire service said: “East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to a report of a kitchen fire in Portslade.  “Two appliances from Hove attended the address in North Road at 6.43pm on...
Posted On 29 May 2015 at 8:37 pm

Suspected drug dealer charged over Brighton man’s death

A suspected drug dealer is due to appear before a judge charged with supplying the heroin that killed a Brighton man. Sussex Police said: “A man has been charged in connection with the death of man in Brighton. “Robert Skipper, 28, of no fixed address was found dead...
Posted On 29 May 2015 at 8:15 pm

Former Scout leader charged with sexually abusing Brighton boy

A former Scout leader and train guard is due to face court on charges of sexually abusing boys in Brighton and elsewhere. Sussex Police said: “A Lancing man has been charged with historic sexual offences against boys. “Taffy Mark Evans, 54, of Old Shoreham Road,...
Posted On 29 May 2015 at 7:59 pm

Brighton and Hove’s mental health trust needs to improve, say inspectors

The mental health trust that serves Brighton and Hove “requires improvement”, according to the Care Quality Commission. The official watchdog gave its verdict this week after carrying out an inspection earlier this year on the trust which runs Mill View, in Hove, among many other...
Posted On 29 May 2015 at 2:28 pm
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