TV historian given honorary Sussex Uni degree

Leading TV historian Dr Lucy Worsley has been made an honorary doctor of letters by the University of Sussex this afternoon – the first of a clutch of leaders in their field to be awarded honorary degrees. The presenter and author already has a PhD from Sussex for her 2001...
Posted On 13 Jul 2015 at 5:07 pm

Second Brighton beach safety film warns of dangers of drink diving

The second in a series of short films highlighting common dangers on the beaches of Brighton and Hove warns against braving the waves after a drink. The film, already viewed by hundreds of people, shows a group of young people enjoying a night out in the city, then heading down...
Posted On 13 Jul 2015 at 5:00 pm

Open Market celebrates year of opening with a giant Scalextric

The Open Market is celebrating a year of opening with a party on Saturday, the centrepiece of which will be a giant Scalextric. The popular market, which opened last July following a £20m renovation of the market and surrounding area, is promising music, fun and balloons as well...
Posted On 13 Jul 2015 at 3:39 pm

Autistic boy with fascination for trains goes missing from Woodingdean

UPDATE: Reece has been found. An autistic boy with a fascination for buses and trains which has led him miles from home before has disappeared from a school fair in Woodingdean. Police say they are concerned for the safety and welfare of Reece Patemen, 14, who went missing from...
Posted On 13 Jul 2015 at 3:18 pm

Brighton and Hove Conservatives condemn spate of attacks on Hove offices

Brighton and Hove’s Conservative offices have become the target of political vandals who are daubing its windows with paint, leaving dog mess on the doorstep and posting “undesirable things” through the letterbox. In the latest attack, graffiti was sprayed over...
Posted On 13 Jul 2015 at 2:50 pm

Brighton drink-driver abandons car after being spotted by police

A Brighton man spotted drink driving by police abandoned his car and tried to walk home to avoid being caught in the act. Mark Griffin, 27, was seen by police driving his Vauxhall Astra at speed in Wilson Avenue, Brighton. But when he saw them turn their car around to pursue him,...
Posted On 13 Jul 2015 at 2:18 pm

Brighton council tenants prosecuted for sub-letting flats

Two council tenants who made thousands of pounds by illegally sub-letting their flats have been ordered to do community service. George William Keates, who made £15,244 by letting out his flat in Swanborough Place, Whitehawk, after moving to Coventry, has been given 280 hours of...
Posted On 13 Jul 2015 at 1:25 pm

Man wanted to answer questions over Brighton heroin dealing ring

Brighton police are appealing for help in finding a Liverpool man wanted in connection with an alleged £5m conspiracy to supply heroin from Liverpool to the south coast. Thomas Wynn, 49, failed to answer police bail in relation to Operation Wildwood, which saw homes across...
Posted On 13 Jul 2015 at 12:49 pm

Horse holds up commuters heading down A23 into Brighton

A horse held up drivers heading down the A23 into Brighton this morning (Monday 13 July). The runaway nag went against the flow of the traffic, trotting north up the southbound side of the road. The incident happened between Pyecombe and Hickstead shortly before 7am. The horse...
Posted On 13 Jul 2015 at 7:14 am