Brighton MP speaks up for Greeks as debt crisis escalates

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas is taking part in a demonstration intended to show solidarity with the people of Greece as the country’s debt crisis worsens. The Green MP is joining the demo in Trafalgar Square in London this evening (Monday 29 June). She wrote an article for...
Posted On 29 Jun 2015 at 7:07 pm

Baby Artful Dodger enlisted to steal £700 pram from King Alfred

Do you recognise this couple? They are believed to have stolen a Bugaboo pram, worth £700, from the King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove. PC Grant Hebblewhite said: “CCTV reveals that they used one of the young children they were with to push the pram into the lift before the...
Posted On 29 Jun 2015 at 6:48 pm

Wheelie bins trialled for recycling

A trial for recycling wheelie bins is being considered as part of a move towards providing a “tailor-made” refuse collection for Brighton and Hove. Members of the city council’s environment committee are being asked to give the go ahead for the pilot for 4,300 homes...
Posted On 29 Jun 2015 at 6:42 pm

Roedean firefighters hold open day at Brighton Marina

Roedean firefighters held their annual open day at Brighton Marina and left with almost £500 in donations for the Fire Fighters Charity. The event was held on Saturday (27 June). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “Roedean firefighters teamed up with Asda to hold their...
Posted On 29 Jun 2015 at 5:15 pm

Brighton man charged with drink driving

A Brighton man has been charged with drink driving after Sussex Police said that he was found slumped asleep at the wheel of his car. The force said: “Gary McCue, 51, was arrested at 2.10am on (Saturday) 27 June after officers found him slumped over his steering wheel in Marine...
Posted On 29 Jun 2015 at 4:17 pm

Brighton funnyman hailed as south coast’s best comedian

An aspiring Brighton comedian has his sights set on a career in comedy after beating 100 other hopefuls in a new competition. Joe Foster, 25, was crowned the second ever South Coast Comedian of the Year last week, winning £400 and a slot at a professional gig. The contest,...
Posted On 29 Jun 2015 at 2:15 pm

Visitor information point to open in Rottingdean

A visitor information point is to open in Rottingdean. The Mayor of Brighton and Hove Lynda Hyde will officially open the visitor information point at Rottingdean Library, in the Grange, on Thursday afternoon (2 July). Visit Brighton, the official tourism body for Brighton and...
Posted On 29 Jun 2015 at 11:38 am

Fiveways parking scheme out to public vote

Plans for a new controlled parking zone in Fiveways and Surrenden are being put to the public vote next week. Residents and businesses are being asked for their feedback on two schemes, one for five days and another for seven days a week, from 9am to 8pm. And the council says...
Posted On 29 Jun 2015 at 11:23 am

London to Brighton cyclists in scrap by Hove Lagoon

A group of London to Brighton cyclists became involved in a scrap last Sunday which ended with a woman’s bike being stolen. Police were called to Woodie’s Longboard Diner in Portslade at 3.25pm by a woman who said she and a friend had been confronted by four cyclists...
Posted On 29 Jun 2015 at 10:42 am

Hunt for motorist who stopped gang dragging Hove schoolboy down alley

The driver of a black car who stopped to help a 16-year-old boy who had been assaulted in Hove is being urged to come forward by police. The Good Samaritan is thought to be called Reuben but officers have no other information. The incident occurred at around 5.30pm on Saturday 23...
Posted On 29 Jun 2015 at 9:27 am