Former Brighton police chief teams up with Peter James for a book of true crime stories

Brighton and Hove’s former police chief Graham Bartlett has teamed up with bestselling author Peter James to pen a book of true crime stories. And the retired chief superintendent’s debut book is due to go on sale in just under two months’ time. Mr Bartlett, 51, who joined Mr...
Posted On 19 May 2016 at 10:28 pm

Do you know your neighbours? Brighton and Hove residents are urged to get mixing

Brighton and Hove’s first ever Know My Neighbour Week gets under way this weekend with the aim of encouraging residents to become better neighbours and help tackle social isolation. The organisers have put together a programme of free events and activities, including a week-long...
Posted On 19 May 2016 at 10:24 pm

Hove man jailed for holding gun to woman’s head during robbery

A man from Hove has been jailed for nine years after holding a gun to a 21-year-old woman’s head during a robbery. Leon Hazel, also known as Leondre Cohen, was convicted of robbing the young mother and having a firearm at Chichester Crown Court. Hazel, 37, of Wilfrid Road, Hove,...
Posted On 19 May 2016 at 8:34 pm

Dog chase along Hove seafront ends in tragedy as hound dives beneath bus

A desperate attempt to catch a runaway dog racing along Hove seafront ended in tragedy on Tuesday night when the bull terrier ran into the path of a bus. The dog charged along the seafront for at least a mile with two cyclists in pursuit before it dived into the path of the...
Posted On 19 May 2016 at 8:26 pm

Teenage drug dealer broke Level skater’s jaw

A 15-year-old drug dealer punched a skater he had tried to sell cannabis to at the Level skatepark so hard he broke his jaw. The Brighton boy, who is now 16 and cannot be named for legal reasons, attacked the 23-year-old on Thursday, 4 June last year. Last week, he was given a...
Posted On 19 May 2016 at 8:09 pm

Praise for Brighton shopkeepers who looked out for rough sleeper over winter

Shopkeepers along the Lewes Road have been praised for taking care of a rough sleeper during the harsh winter months when she was on the streets The rough sleeper, Emma, has just been found accommodation, but for the last few months she was often found by the team at Vision...
Posted On 19 May 2016 at 2:42 pm

Licensing panel trashes zero waste Brighton restaurant’s off licence bid

A revolutionary zero-waste restaurant’s bid to sell craft ale to hipsters to drink at home has fallen foul of strict city centre regulations designed to crack down on booze fuelled street violence. Silo in Upper Gardner Street, which has been feted by the national press for...
Posted On 19 May 2016 at 1:56 pm

Hove woman defies gun-wielding masked teenage robber

A young Hove woman bravely stood up to a masked teenage robber who pointed a gun at her and demanded her car keys yesterday afternoon. The incident happened at around 2pm outside Nash Watsons estate agents in Wilbury Road, Hove. The woman, 23, refused to part with her keys and...
Posted On 19 May 2016 at 12:12 pm

Free legal advice via Skype for Brighton and Hove tenants

Tenants fighting to get their deposits back from landlords are now able to access free legal advice – via Skype. The innovative new service is being launched by Brighton Housing Trust, which is working with two law students from the University of Sussex. Hannah Brown and...
Posted On 19 May 2016 at 10:54 am

Three crashes and a break down cause chaos on A27 between Lewes and Brighton this morning

Four separate incidents within the space of an hour brought severe traffic congestion to the A27 between Lewes and Brighton early this morning. Just before 7am a Volkswagen Sharan taxi heading for Gatwick Airport broke down on the westbound carriageway some 200 yards before the...
Posted On 19 May 2016 at 9:56 am