A27 Brighton bypass to close overnight for resurfacing

The A27 Brighton bypass is to close overnight between Holmbush in Shoreham and the Hangleton interchange. The overnight closures are due to start from 8pm on Monday (13 July) so that workers can resurface the road. The closures will affect drivers heading east – towards Bright...
Posted On 10 Jul 2015 at 11:48 pm

Missing Brighton schoolboy found safe and well

A Brighton schoolboy who had been missing since Monday (6 July) has been found safe and well in the town this morning. Sussex Police said yesterday (Thursday 9 July) that officers were growing concerned for the welfare of 14-year-old Harvey Andrews, who lives in Burgess Hill....
Posted On 10 Jul 2015 at 11:22 pm

10 things you might have forgotten about Hangleton

Here are 10 thing s you might have forgotten – or never even known – about Hangleton (and we’re talking Greater Hangleton, including West Blatchington and Benfield Valley). 1)  In the 1970s a small aircraft would fly low over West Blatchington schools as it...
Posted On 10 Jul 2015 at 10:19 pm

Bus company promises to support passengers involved in Brighton crash

Brighton and Hove Buses said that the crash on Monday was an unforeseeable accident but that it had accepted responsibility. And the company also promised to support the passengers who were involved in the crash in North Street, close to the Clock Tower. The driver, Mark Gould,...
Posted On 10 Jul 2015 at 7:11 pm

Brighton rapist faces jail after being convicted for a second time

A man who raped a woman in Brighton earlier this year had previously been convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl. Philip Olliver, 32, is being held in prison while he awaits sentence for his latest attack. At Lewes Crown Court Judge Charles Kemp warned him that he would be...
Posted On 10 Jul 2015 at 6:03 pm

Brighton production company shut down over missing £3m

A Brighton film production company has been closed down after more than £3 million went missing. Warlord Productions Ltd has been wound up in the High Court in London for failing to record, manage or account for in excess of £3 million of private investment funds. The winding up...
Posted On 10 Jul 2015 at 5:12 pm

Relief for Brighton and Hove commuters as rail union suspends next week’s strike

The RMT union has suspended the five-day strike that was due to start on Sunday (12 July). It said: “The RMT has agreed today to suspend its proposed industrial action among Southern engineers following successful pay talks. “During the forthcoming pay talks, Southern (with the...
Posted On 10 Jul 2015 at 3:28 pm

Lib Dem leadership contender brings message of hope to Brighton

By Roz Scott Liberal Democrat leadership contender Tim Farron brought his message of hope and optimism to an audience of party supporters in Brighton yesterday (Thursday 9 July). He said that there was a market for Liberals in Brighton and Hove and throughout Britain. Mr Farron...
Posted On 10 Jul 2015 at 3:03 pm

Brighton school goes from special measures to good in under two years

A Brighton primary school has gone from special measures to good within two years, according to Ofsted. The watchdog published its latest report this morning (Friday 10 July) rating City Academy Whitehawk as good. This is the second best of the four ratings used by Ofsted. The...
Posted On 10 Jul 2015 at 1:15 pm

Have you seen missing Brighton schoolboy?

A Brighton schoolboy has been missing since Monday (6 July) and police have appealed for the public’s help in finding him. Sussex Police said: “Police are concerned for the welfare of missing 14-year-old Harvey Andrews, from Burgess Hill. “Harvey was last seen on Monday (6 July)...
Posted On 10 Jul 2015 at 6:02 am
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