Brighton and Hove Mayor urges people to sign up for Martlets Midnight Walk at Hove Carnival

The mayor of Brighton and Hove encouraged people to sign up for Martlets Midnight Walk at Hove Carnival yesterday (Monday 30 May). The carnival, held in Hove Park and organised by the Martlets Hospice, raised thousands of pounds for good causes, especially the hospice, in...
Posted On 31 May 2016 at 9:58 pm

Arsonist sets skip alight in Portslade

An arsonist set a skip alight in Portslade yesterday evening (Monday 30 May). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 7.29pm yesterday a Hove appliance was mobilised to a skip fire in a park in Beaconsfield Road, in Portslade, where firefighters wearing breathing apparatus...
Posted On 31 May 2016 at 8:45 pm

Brighton man wanted by police for recall to prison 

A man from Brighton is being hunted by police so that he can be returned to prison. Sussex Police said: “Police in Brighton want to find 26-year-old Sam Oram after a warrant was issued for his recall to prison. “Sam was jailed for one year and eight months for GBH at...
Posted On 31 May 2016 at 3:28 pm

Comedian Sandi Toksvig joins party celebration in Brighton

Sandi Toksvig came to the first birthday celebration held by the Women’s Equality Party in Brighton. The comedian was a co-founder of the national party and she was joined by party leader Sophie Walker as they marked a year of the party’s Brighton and Hove branch. They went along...
Posted On 31 May 2016 at 1:57 pm

Brighton scientist to crack the whip on BBC television show

A Brighton scientist is to crack the whip on the BBC television programme The One Show this evening (Tuesday 31 May). The Brighton University academic, Guillaume de Sercey, will show what a sonic boom from a whip crack looks like. Dr de Sercey, a research fellow at t...
Posted On 31 May 2016 at 1:35 pm

Ambulance trust chief executive leaves after 111 call handling scandal

The chief executive of the ambulance trust serving Brighton and Hove has left in the wake of the 111 call-handling scandal. Paul Sutton has left his post at the South East Coast Ambulance Service to “pursue other interests”.  A critical report suggested that Mr...
Posted On 31 May 2016 at 11:38 am

Brighton-born secret agents to be honoured

Plans to honour four Brighton-born secret agents were announced on what would have been the 100th birthday of one of them, Jacqueline Nearne. The initiative, which includes unveiling blue plaques, was announced by the Sussex educational charity the Secret WW2 Learning Network....
Posted On 31 May 2016 at 9:46 am
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