Greens come out fighting over Labour threat to Valley Gardens scheme in Brighton

The Greens have urged Labour not to risk losing millions of pounds of external funding for a major project in the heart of Brighton. The party warned that Brighton’s reputation as “can do” city was also in jeopardy if Labour scuppered the Valley Gardens scheme. Councillor Pete...
Posted On 11 May 2015 at 8:44 pm

Rescue helicopter to star in Hove Lawns search exercise

A live airborne search and rescue exercise is being staged on Hove Lawns in Brighton on Wednesday lunchtime. The demonstration, from 12.50pm to 13.30pm, is part of a two-day search and rescue conference, SAR 2015, for maritime and aviation professionals including the Maritime and...
Posted On 11 May 2015 at 7:22 pm

Police helicopter scrambled in pursuit of burglar with floppy ginger hair

A hunt for a ginger burglar was sparked when a man popped out and returned home 20 minutes later to find a man in his kitchen. The police helicopter was enlisted in pursuit of the burglar after he left the flat in Wilbury Crescent with a small amount of cash. The thief broke into...
Posted On 11 May 2015 at 6:15 pm

Brighton businessman charged with bribery and corruption over alleged fire service fraud

A Brighton businessman has been charged with eight counts of bribery and nine of corruption after an investigation into alleged fraud at East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. Company director Wesley Mezzone, 34, of Ridge View, is one of two men charged in connection with the...
Posted On 11 May 2015 at 5:08 pm

Woman hurt after collision with taxi in Western Road

Western Road has been partly closed after a woman pedestrian was hit by a taxi. The accident happened just before 4pm this afternoon. A police spokeswoman said the woman was with a nurse and complaining of arm pain. Buses travelling westbound between Churchill Square and Palmeira...
Posted On 11 May 2015 at 4:10 pm

Madeira Drive barricades extended in case of collapse as council warns terraces will be closed ‘for many years’

A four-metre barricade is being put up around the decaying Madeira Terraces today as the city council warns they will be closed “for many years”. Seafront development manager Toni Manuel wrote to traders on Friday to inform them parking bays are to be suspended for...
Posted On 11 May 2015 at 3:52 pm

Brighton skateboarder grabs onto back of bus to ride up hill

A video of a skateboarder who grabbed onto the back of a bus to hitch a ride up Elm Grove has shocked thousands of people. (Warning – film contains strong language) Peter Smith was filmed on his skateboard gripping onto the back of the number 22 as it travelled from Lewes...
Posted On 11 May 2015 at 2:41 pm

Brighton beach sex attack detectives try to trace potential witnesses

Police are trying to track down a group of people who could help find a man who sexually assaulted a woman on a beach in Brighton. The 22-year-old victim was assaulted in the early hours of 28 February by a man she had met earlier that night. They had gone to sit on the beach...
Posted On 11 May 2015 at 12:58 pm

Plans to build flats and shops where Astoria now stands submitted

The new owners of the Astoria have submitted plans to knock it down and build scores of flats aimed at people who can’t afford Brighton’s high rental prices. Unicity, the new arm of Knightsbridge Student Housing, has applied to put up a new building of 73 flats,...
Posted On 11 May 2015 at 12:48 pm

Happy birthday Brighton Station

Brighton Station is celebrating its birthday today, 175 years after it was first built. It opened on May 11, 1840 for trains to Shoreham, with trains to London running the following year. Its striking arched iron rooves were added later in the 1880s to replace the original slate...
Posted On 11 May 2015 at 11:15 am
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