Breaking: Fire in Brighton’s North Laine and at Hove engineerium

Two large fires have broken out in Brighton’s North Laine and at Hove Engineerium, with smoke billowing over the North Laine towards the beach and visible for miles around. Reports on social media suggested a flat in the Argus Lofts in Robert Street is ablaze. Incident...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015 at 5:55 pm

Brighton park patrols stepped up after needles found

Brighton police is stepping up patrols around Queen’s Park after needles were found in the playground several times over the last month. Officers are also visiting premises around the park suspected of dealing drugs in a bid to nip the problem in the bud. St Luke’s...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015 at 4:49 pm

Sprinkler saved lives at Brighton hostel fire

A sprinkler helped save lives when fire broke out at a Brighton hostel this week. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service crews from Preston Circus and Roedean were called at 7.50pm on Tuesday night to the hostel in Grand Parade. On arrival, they found a small fire in a bedroom at...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015 at 4:28 pm

Fire breaks out above shops in Western Road

A fire broke out in flats above the Co-Op in Western Road, Brighton this afternoon. Firefighters were called to the scene after receiving reports people were trapped at 3.40pm. The fire was soon brought under control with all people accounted for. Faisal Aris, a barber working at...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015 at 4:01 pm

Brighton hospital trust sentenced in legionella case

Brighton’s main hospital trust has been sentenced over a legionella outbreak at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust admitted the breach of health and safety law. The case was brought by the Health and Safety Executive after a...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015 at 3:27 pm

Unauthorised Brighton student houses to be converted back into family homes

Two Brighton houses currently occupied by students will have to be converted back into family homes after a planning inspector agreed they should never have been converted. Henfield developers Mr and Mrs Donald Rayward appealed against an enforcement notice issued by Brighton and...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015 at 2:58 pm

Dog mess team planned as new figures show just one fine for fouling issued last year

A new neighbourhood team to tackle issues such as dog mess is being planned in a bid to clear up Brighton and Hove streets. The news comes as figures show just one fine was paid for dog fouling last year – which was an improvement on 2013, in which no penalty notices were...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015 at 1:38 pm

Sussex and England wicketkeeper Matt Prior retires

Sussex and England wicketkeeper-batsman Matt Prior has announced his retirement from cricket with immediate effect. Sussex said: “The 33-year-old has been forced to call time on his illustrious cricketing career because of his serious injury, which has kept him out of...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015 at 12:03 pm

Eco Tech Show returns to Brighton

The Eco Tech Show has returned to Brighton, opening today (Thursday 11 June) for the first of two days. The show – targeting trade and consumers – is back at the American Express Community Stadium where it was first held in 2012. For the past two years the show took...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015 at 11:40 am

Former Brighton and Hove Albion chief executive David Bellotti dies

The former chief executive of Brighton and Hove Albion David Bellotti has died at the age of 71. He became a hate figure for fans after Albion owners Bill Archer and Greg Stanley sold the club’s home, the Goldstone Ground, in Hove. Mr Bellotti had been a long-serving...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015 at 10:12 am
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