Man arrested over ‘Babes in the Wood’ murder of two Brighton girls

A man has been arrested over the “Babes in the Wood” murder of two Brighton girls who were found dead in Wild Park, Moulsecoomb, 30 years ago. He was arrested this morning but has not been named for legal reasons. The victims, Nicola Fellows, 10, and Karen Hadaway, 9, went...
Posted On 10 May 2016 at 4:30 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Time to stop being rotten to Dean and concentrate on Wednesday

Lots had been said both locally and nationally about premier league referee Mike Dean’s dismissal of Dale Stephens in Albion’s crucial promotion decider at Middlesbrough last Saturday. Sure it’s frustrating to have a player sent off. But many have forgotten or...
Posted On 10 May 2016 at 4:12 pm

Latest attempt to build on Diplocks Yard knocked back on appeal

The latest in a long line of attempts to build on a much-loved historical Brighton market has been dismissed on appeal. Councillors defied officers’ recommendation to approve owner John Blake’s plans to build a one-storey block of eight offices on Diplocks Yard in...
Posted On 10 May 2016 at 3:51 pm

50 tonnes of rubbish cleared from Brighton beach last weekend

Thousands of tourists and sunseekers attracted to the city as temperatures soared last weekend left nearly 50 tonnes of rubbish on the beach. Brighton and Hove City Council’s litter pickers removed the massive amount of trash, starting as early as 5am to keep the pebbles as...
Posted On 10 May 2016 at 2:55 pm

Green MEP defends European Union’s role in making war ‘impossible’

A Green Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Keith Taylor, has spoken out about the European Union’s role in keeping the peace on the continent. Mr Taylor, an MEP for the South East England constituency, which includes Brighton and Hove, challenged the argument of those who...
Posted On 10 May 2016 at 1:51 pm

Brighton crime fighters urged to stop swearing

Members of a crime reduction partnership are being asked to stop swearing over the airwaves when they communicate by radio. The plea was made by the Brighton and Hove Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP). The partnership said: “The BCRP are disappointed to have to remind...
Posted On 10 May 2016 at 11:55 am

Are rain gardens the answer to Portslade floods?

Two new rain gardens could help stop flooding in Portslade by pooling water during heavy downpours – and improve water quality at the same time. Brighton and Hove is a national flood risk area, ranked in the top 10 most vulnerable locations country wide. In July 2014 over...
Posted On 10 May 2016 at 10:33 am

Hove swimming pool to reopen three months after storm damaged roof

By Claire Jacobs The King Alfred swimming pool is to reopen this month after damage from Storm Imogen caused it to close. The storm loosened the pool’s roof in early February and it’s been shut ever since. The pool was closed while building work was carried out to repair the...
Posted On 10 May 2016 at 10:33 am

Grand plans to replace Brighton’s ugliest building with 200 homes and hub for start-ups

Grand plans to replace Brighton’s ugliest building with more than 200 homes in three tower blocks will also include office space for Brighton start-ups. The city has the fourth-highest rate of start-up businesses per capita in the country, but a lack of suitable office...
Posted On 10 May 2016 at 10:25 am

Brighton churchyard cordoned off after sex attack

Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault at St Nicholas Church yard in Brighton. The offence, against a 28-year-old woman, is alleged to have occurred at the location, off Dyke Road, sometime before 3.30am in the early hours of this morning. The area has been...
Posted On 10 May 2016 at 9:14 am
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