Brighton roads closed for bomb squad to deal with ‘mortar shell’

A cordon was placed around a road in Moulsecoomb after a suspected mortar shell was found in a garden there. Sussex Police were called at about 3pm to Moulsecoomb Way. The bomb squad arrived at about 7pm but left with the shell within about 15 minutes and the cordon was lifted. A...
Posted On 25 Nov 2015 at 6:52 pm

Brighton reacts to George Osborne’s autumn statement

This afternoon’s statement from George Osborne may have contained u-turns on some of its more unpopular policies – but it has still been strongly criticised by many city leaders. The spending review includes five years of cuts to the Government grant received by local...
Posted On 25 Nov 2015 at 6:41 pm

Can you help find Brighton off-licence thief

A Brighton off licence has released these CCTV images in a bid to catch a thief who stole booze and fags then fled on foot last night. A man came into Southover Wines shortly after 9pm last night, and distracted the cashier so he could take two bottles of spirits and a packet of...
Posted On 25 Nov 2015 at 6:10 pm

Construction on Brighton’s new traveller site “now back on track”

Drainage work at Brighton’s new traveller site is now back on track after problems drilling under the A27, councillors were told yesterday. Work to build 13 new permanent pitches at the site in Horsdean is dependent on being able to connect the toilet blocks to the sewer in...
Posted On 25 Nov 2015 at 5:09 pm

Litter bins repeatedly dumped in Queen’s Park pond

A determined vandal who seems intent on dumping all the litter bins in Queen’s Park into its duck pond has struck again this week. All the park’s bins were uprooted and thrown into the pond last night – at least the third time it’s happened since the...
Posted On 25 Nov 2015 at 4:51 pm

Almost 8,000 people petition Brighton and Hove council to open empty buildings for the homeless

Almost 8,000 people have signed an online petition urging Brighton and Hove City Council to open empty buildings for the homeless over the winter months. The petition was started less than three weeks ago on the 38 Degrees website – www.38degrees.org.uk – by freelance designer...
Posted On 25 Nov 2015 at 3:25 pm

New Thameslink trains successfully complete first UK test run

Any trainspotters at Brighton Station last night would have been in for a treat as the next generation of Thameslink trains completed its first ever UK test run. Govia Thameslink Railway took Siemens’ Class 700 train on its first-ever test run on national rail tracks between its...
Posted On 25 Nov 2015 at 3:24 pm

Southern up for national rail awards

Southern has been shortlisted as finalists in the national Rail Business Awards, in five categories including rolling stock excellence, customer information and safety and security. The train company has been recognised for its rail neighbourhood officers, who as well as issuing...
Posted On 25 Nov 2015 at 3:18 pm

Brighton Conservative MP welcomes Chancellor’s autumn statement

Brighton Kemptown Conservative MP Simon Kirby has welcomed the Chancellor’s autumn statement this afternoon (Wednesday 25 November). Mr Kirby, a government whip, said that he particularly welcomed the mention during the Chancellor’s House of Commons speech of the fully funded...
Posted On 25 Nov 2015 at 3:01 pm

Sussex Police sends out hoax scam warning by mistake

Sussex Police apologised yesterday after it accidentally sent out a hoax scam warning to people signed up to its community policing alerts. The email contained a warning to people not to fall for a courier bringing unordered flowers and wine then asking for a card payment fo...
Posted On 25 Nov 2015 at 1:38 pm
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