Consultation on parking scheme for city centre’s ‘last free car park’ begins tomorrow

An area dubbed Brighton’s “last free car park” which is even advertised online as a good place to park for Gatwick is set to be consulted on a residents parking scheme. Hanover and Elm Grove previously rejected a scheme in 2010 – but since then, new...
Posted On 29 Mar 2016 at 9:15 pm

Crime writer fronts police campaign to protect public against cyber crooks

Brighton crime writer Peter James is to front a Sussex Police campaign to protect the public against cyber crooks, under the tagline “Protect Your Privates”. The bestselling author said: “It is an incredibly difficult area to police but I am proud to be able to support Sussex...
Posted On 29 Mar 2016 at 7:08 pm

Two fall from Marine Parade within minutes of each other in ‘distressing coincidence’

Two people fell from the railings along Marine Parade this evening, within minutes and yards of each other in a “distressing coincidence”, leading to the closure of the seafront. Police believe the falls are unconnected, and initial indications are that neither the...
Posted On 29 Mar 2016 at 6:42 pm

Hove school wins international art and poetry prize

A Hove school has won an international art and poetry prize, seeing off competition from more than 2,000 children from places such as Kenya, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates. Pupils from Hangleton Primary School were awarded the Jonny Lambert Personal Choice Award in a...
Posted On 29 Mar 2016 at 5:19 pm

Reptiles to be let loose in Hove

By Claire Jacobs Reptiles including an 11ft long python will be coming to Hove next week. Brighton company RepTylers are running an event at St Richard’s Church Hall, in Egmont Road, Hove, on Wednesday 6 April from 1pm to 3.30pm. RepTylers founder Luke Tyler said: “You will be...
Posted On 29 Mar 2016 at 10:49 am

Flood closes Brighton police station and triggers electrical fire

Flooding closed John Street Police Station, in Brighton, yesterday (Monday 28 March) and triggered an electrical fire. No @sussex_police are not now using #watercannon in #BrightonandHove this is @EastSussexFRS pumping away the flood! pic.twitter.com/EWR7wtSLR8 — Nev Kemp...
Posted On 29 Mar 2016 at 3:39 am

Brighton doctors’ surgery rated good by inspectors

A Brighton doctors’ surgery has been rated as good overall by inspectors although they flagged up safety concerns in two non-medical areas. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that the Albion Street Surgery, in Albion Street, Brighton, was good when it came to being effective,...
Posted On 29 Mar 2016 at 3:00 am

Inspectors to visit Brighton hospital for second time in three weeks

Official inspectors are about to visit a Brighton hospital for the second time in three weeks. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is sending about 40 inspectors to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, in Brighton, in a week’s time. They are expected to spend four days at the Royal...
Posted On 29 Mar 2016 at 1:30 am