More than a thousand veterans march on Parliament in support of jailed Royal Marine from Brighton

More than a thousand veterans marched on Parliament in support of a jailed Royal Marine from Brighton yesterday (Wednesday 28 October). Serving Marines were ordered not to take part in the protest over the treatment of Sergeant Alexander Blackman but some were reported to have...
Posted On 29 Oct 2015 at 7:55 pm

Missing girl last seen in Brighton

A teenage girl has been missing from home for more than two weeks and was last spotted in Brighton, Sussex Police said today (Thursday 29 October). The force said: “Police are growing increasingly concerned for teenager Lacey Easen who has now been missing for more than two...
Posted On 29 Oct 2015 at 3:56 pm

Brighton disability advocates ask Uber for reassurance on wheelchair-friendly cabs

A Brighton and Hove disability charity has voiced concerns about how Uber operating in the city might negatively impact wheelchair users. The controversial smartphone app company was granted a taxi operator’s licence by Brighton and Hove City Council last week. Among...
Posted On 29 Oct 2015 at 2:07 pm

Council pledges not to cut autism school support as consultation extended

Brighton and Hove City Council says it has no plans to reduce special educational school places or services for autistic children in response to a huge campaign against proposed cuts to its SEN team. More than 8,000 people have now signed a petition urging the council not to cut...
Posted On 29 Oct 2015 at 11:51 am

Fake fall compensation claim lands Brighton man in jail

A Brighton man has been jailed for nine months after attempting to defraud a supermarket by staging a fall in their store and claiming compensation for £11,000. But CCTV of the fall did not support his story and was used in the prosecution. Louis Dempsey, 35, unemployed, of Mount...
Posted On 29 Oct 2015 at 9:50 am

Electrical fault delays rush-hour commuters from Brighton and Hove

An electrical fault in the Balham area is causing delays to commuters from Brighton, Hove and Portslade. Journeys to London Victoria are running about 45 minutes late and some services may be cancelled. Train operator Southern said that it could take until this afternoon to fix...
Posted On 29 Oct 2015 at 8:37 am

Dozens of homes to be built on old Brighton library site

Dozens of homes are to be built on the site of the old Whitehawk library in Brighton. Planning permission was granted today (Wednesday 28 October) for two blocks of flats on the site, providing 57 homes. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “The development, by the city council...
Posted On 29 Oct 2015 at 12:07 am