Two teenagers remanded by court after Portslade baseball bat attack

Two teenagers have appeared before magistrates after a baseball attack in Portslade left a 15-year-old boy with serious head injuries. Joshua Tester, 18, from Flint Close, Portslade, was charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent and having an offensive...
Posted On 12 Oct 2015 at 5:41 pm

Brighton and Hove Labour Party chair stands down to focus on union role for Corbyn

Nancy Platts has stood down as the chair of the Brighton and Hove Labour Party. Her resignation follows her appointment as part of new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s team. Ms Platts is to liaise with the trade unions on behalf of the Mr Corbyn. She has twice stood for Parliament...
Posted On 12 Oct 2015 at 4:36 pm

Brighton mum urges schools to combine inset days to beat high holiday prices

By Natalie Heath A petition started by Brighton mother Annie Heath calls for schools to combine inset (in-service training) days so families can afford a holiday. The petition calls on Brighton and Hove City Council to ask schools to arrange consecutive training days so parents...
Posted On 12 Oct 2015 at 4:19 pm

Brighton street closed after basement fire

A Brighton street has been closed this lunchtime while emergency services respond to reports someone was trapped in a basement fire. Firefighters, paramedics and police officers are currently in Coleman Street, Hanover after 999 calls were made at 12.43pm today. Breathing...
Posted On 12 Oct 2015 at 1:16 pm

Catalogue of objections made to Uber’s application to operate cabs in Brighton and Hove

A catalogue of strong objections have been made to a bid by the smartphone app Uber to operate cabs in Brighton and Hove, despite concerns the company could sue the city council if it is rejected. Established taxi firms say Uber’s record of employing uninsured drivers,...
Posted On 12 Oct 2015 at 12:03 pm

Thug who broke man’s eye socket over exchanged words jailed

A thug who broke a man’s eye socket in a vicious daytime attack provoked by nothing more than a minor exchange of words has been jailed for two years. Mohammed Abusetta has been sentenced to 21 months in prison at Lewes Crown Court on October 5 and told he faces deportation...
Posted On 12 Oct 2015 at 11:38 am

Thug spits in face of Brighton bus driver

A Brighton bus driver was left shaken after a passenger spat in his face because he would not let him off the bus before it got to the next stop. CCTV is to be handed to police so they can try and track down the attacker after the incident on the 5A bus in Gloucester Place...
Posted On 12 Oct 2015 at 9:18 am

Brighton vicar goes on trial at Old Bailey today accused of abusing boy, 15

A Brighton vicar is due to go on trial at the Old Bailey today (Monday 12 October) charged with two counts of abusing a 15-year-old boy. Vickery House, the former vicar of St Bartholomew’s Church, in Brighton, is also accused of abusing five men ranging in age from 17 to 34 over...
Posted On 12 Oct 2015 at 6:46 am
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