Grand Hotel plunged into darkness after being hit by power failure

Here’s a sight you don’t see very often – Brighton’s Grand Hotel in complete darkness. The landmark hotel on Kings Road was hit by a power outage at about 6pm this evening, and is still affected more than four hours later. In the meantime, guests have been...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016 at 10:38 pm

Man’s ear slashed in Brighton knife incident

Part of the North Laine is cordoned off this evening after police were called to reports of a knife fight in Trafalgar Street. The fight between two men kicked off shortly before 8pm and one man has been taken to hospital with injuries to his ear. Police are still at the scene...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016 at 8:38 pm

Have you seen missing Hove woman in Brighton?

The public are being asked to help find a woman from Hove after police said that she had gone missing in Brighton. Sussex Police said: “A 78-year-old woman is missing in Brighton after walking out of a home in Hove. “Margaret Walker, who has joint British and Canadian citizenship...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016 at 8:04 pm

Doctors plan £400k extension so surgery can treat more patients

A doctors’ practice is planning a £400,000 extension so that more patients can be seen more quickly. The proposed changes will enable Hove Medical Centre to have seven consulting rooms instead of the current four and there will be three rooms for nurses. The upgrade involves...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016 at 7:50 pm

Biker faces jail after 100mph chase from Worthing to Brighton

A motorcyclist is facing jail after a police chase from Worthing to Brighton involving two helicopters backed up by dozens of officers on the ground. Gavin Collett, 32, was due to be sentenced at Chichester Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 12 April). He remains in prison, awaiting...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016 at 4:00 pm

Brighton Fringe director threatened with violence over pier comments

The director of Brighton Fringe Festival says he has received threats, including some of violence, after a piece in which he admits he hates the Brighton Pier in its current form was published yesterday. Julian Caddy said he had not realised he was sending his thoughts on the...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016 at 3:58 pm

OAP, 73, robbed of ‘lifeline’ mobile phone

A teenager threatened a 73-year-old man sitting on a seafront bench on Madeira Drive before robbing him of his “lifeline” mobile phone on Sunday. Police have launched an appeal for witnesses to the attack, which happened at 3.30pm when the victim, who was sitting on a...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016 at 12:36 pm

Scores join in Brighton game of house colour snap

An online game of house colour snap has seen enterprising Brightonians taking pictures of cars, dogs, bicycles camper vans and even their children next to matching colour Hanover homes. The fun first started a year ago by Amaze charity fundraiser Nicky Bagilhole, who was amused...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016 at 12:27 pm

Air ambulance called to Hove after man injured in three storey fall

A man was left left with serious injuries last night after an unexplained three-storey fall from a house in Hove. The air ambulance was scrambled after emergency services were called out just before 1am in the early hours of this morning to a house in Lansdowne Place, Hove. A...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016 at 11:58 am

Full investigation launched after Brighton cyclist hit by bus

Brighton and Hove Buses has launched a full investigation into how a cyclist crashed with a bus on the Lewes Road last night. The cyclist, a 23-year-old Brighton man, was rushed to hospital with leg and head injuries after the crash at 7.10pm last night. It appeared to have...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016 at 10:21 am