Dog destroyed after a series of attacks in Brighton

A dog has been put down after a series of attacks in Brighton in the past few months. And Brian Ellett, of Bodiam Avenue, in Bevendean, has been ordered to pay compensation to two victims of Mandela, his rottweiler. Ellett was prosecuted at Eastbourne Magistrates’ Court last...
Posted On 08 Jul 2015 at 8:19 pm

Brighton MP criticises train company in Commons debate

The main train operator serving Brighton and Hove has been criticised by MPs from across the area in a House of Commons debate today (Wednesday 8 July). One MP, quoting a constituent, said: “Southern rail services are beyond a joke for those of us who have to use them regularly.”...
Posted On 08 Jul 2015 at 7:23 pm

Brighton crash bus driver remains in coma in intensive care

The driver of the bus that crashed in Brighton on Monday (6 July) remains in a coma in intensive care. Sussex Police said that two other people are also still in hospital being treated for serious injuries that have either required surgery or will do. The driver, Mark Gould, from...
Posted On 08 Jul 2015 at 7:03 pm

Brighton and Hove commuters head home early as Tube strike starts

Thousands of commuters are heading home early to Brighton and Hove as Tube workers prepare to go on strike this evening (Wednesday 8 July). The 24-hour strike is due to start at 6.30pm although by mid to late afternoon delays were being reported on some lines, including the...
Posted On 08 Jul 2015 at 6:20 pm

Brighton firefighters rescue man from blaze believed to be arson

A man was rescued from a fire last night that firefighters believe was arson. The fire service said: “East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a fire with persons reported in Brighton last night (7 July). “Three fire engines from Preston Circus and Roedean,...
Posted On 08 Jul 2015 at 10:50 am

Flexible season tickets for commuters kicked into long grass, says Hove MP

The arrival of flexible train season tickets is running late, according to Hove Labour MP Peter Kyle. Mr Kyle asked Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin about the proposal. It was announced almost two years ago when Norman Baker, the former Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes, was...
Posted On 08 Jul 2015 at 10:35 am

Brighton and Hove council drops opposition to university’s plans for 4,000 student homes

Brighton and Hove City Council has dropped its opposition to plans by Sussex University to build more than 4,000 homes on its Falmer campus. The council said that the decision was taken after receiving legal advice in light of information presented during the planning appeal...
Posted On 08 Jul 2015 at 10:20 am