Brighton and Hove fire chiefs caution against ‘merger’ with police

The fire authority with responsibility for Brighton and Hove has told the government it opposes the prospect of being taken over by the police and crime commissioner (PCC). It set out its objections in response to a proposal by the government last month to allow PCCs to take...
Posted On 31 Oct 2015 at 8:52 pm

The Royals escape – Brighton & Hove Albion lose lead but stay top

Reading 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Brighton and Hove Albion dropped two points at the Madejski Stadium as their nearest pursuers closed to within two points this afternoon (Saturday 31 October). Oliver Norwood had the first real chance of the match but his free-kick was well...
Posted On 31 Oct 2015 at 8:38 pm

Woman attacked at Hove bus stop

A woman was attacked as she stepped off a number 2 bus in broad daylight in the centre of Hove. The 49-year-old woman was attacked at around 4pm last Friday (23 October) at the junction of Church Road and Tisbury Road. A man barged into the woman as she got off the bus, knocking...
Posted On 30 Oct 2015 at 8:42 pm

Volunteers flag up food waste by ‘Feeding the 5,000’ in Brighton

By Joshua Walton Dedicated food waste campaigners served up 5,000 free meals on The Level in Brighton yesterday (Thursday 29 October) made from food destined for landfill. Several anti-food waste organisations, protest groups and guest speakers attended the Feeding the 5,000...
Posted On 30 Oct 2015 at 7:13 pm

Missing teenage girl found safe in Brighton

A teenage girl who was missing from home for more than a fortnight has been found safe and well in Brighton, Sussex Police said today (Friday 30 October). Lacey Easen, 16, failed to arrive at school in Worthing, where she has been living, on Tuesday 13 October. She had been...
Posted On 30 Oct 2015 at 5:22 pm

Man mugged at knifepoint on Brighton beach

By Emily Collis A man was forced at knifepoint to hand over his wallet and pin before muggers withdrew £250 from his card and spent a further £245 shortly after. Matthew Jarrett, 21, from Warwickshire, was visiting friends in Brighton when he was approached by a man outside...
Posted On 30 Oct 2015 at 4:00 pm

Retired Brighton vicar jailed for sex abuse

A retired Brighton vicar has been jailed for six and a half years for five sexual offences against four young men in the 1970s and 1980s. Vickery House, 69, the former vicar of St Bartholomew’s Church, denied the charges. House, of Brighton Road, Handcross, was sentenced at...
Posted On 30 Oct 2015 at 3:09 pm

Council officials back £61k loan to save Open Market in Brighton

Council officials are backing a request for a £61,000 loan to save the Open Market in Brighton. The money has been requested by the Open Market Community Interest Company (CIC). The Open Market CIC board includes traders and representatives of Brighton and Hove City Council, the...
Posted On 30 Oct 2015 at 2:38 pm

Parking bill would have little effect on Brighton hospital trust

An MP is trying to change the law to exempt carers from having to pay to park in hospital car parks. The Hospital Parking Charges (Exemption for Carers) Bill is due to be discussed in the House of Commons today (Friday 30 October). But the main hospital trust for Brighton and...
Posted On 30 Oct 2015 at 11:54 am

Five homes to be built on site of Hove YMCA

Five family homes are to be built on the site of the Marmion Road YMCA in Hove. Planning permission has been given by Brighton and Hove City Council for the three and four-bedroom properties to go up next to the Drill Hall. They will replace the current two-storey community...
Posted On 30 Oct 2015 at 2:03 am