Portslade hit by flash floods

Parts of Portslade were affected by flash floods this afternoon (Tuesday 7 June). Fire crews were called out to a number of properties in less than an hour after thunder and lightning and a sudden heavy downpour. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “The Met Office has...
Posted On 07 Jun 2016 at 11:59 pm

Brighton ‘schools chief’ threatens to get tough with secondary heads

The politician responsible for school standards in Brighton and Hove has threatened to get tough with secondary heads if they continue to let down the most disadvantaged. Councillor Tom Bewick spoke out yesterday (Monday 6 June) with a “state of the city” address to a Brighton...
Posted On 07 Jun 2016 at 11:44 pm

Annual summer crackdown on drink and drug drivers under way

The annual summer crackdown on drink and drug drivers by Sussex Police is under way. The force said: “Operation Dragonfly is a year-round strategy, run in conjunction with Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, which targets offenders in a bid to prevent collisions and save lives on the...
Posted On 07 Jun 2016 at 6:39 pm

Fiveways Co-op hit by string of steak thefts

A convenience store in one of Brighton’s most desirable areas has been hit by a string of steak thefts in the past few weeks. After regularly having its stock of steaks cleared out by shoplifters, the Fiveways Co-Op store has now put up a sign informing customers that if...
Posted On 07 Jun 2016 at 5:26 pm

Pair jailed for 25 years for grooming and abusing teenage girls

A court heard from the teenage victims of two Hove sex attackers about how being groomed and abused had turned their lives upside down. Osmon Koroma and Max N’Gasa were sentenced to a total of 25 years in prison after being convicted of a string of sexual offences including...
Posted On 07 Jun 2016 at 5:01 pm

Brighton and Hove political leader warns of ‘greatest threat to our NHS’

By Phélim Mac Cafferty After countless top-down reorganisations of the NHS over the last few decades, it has become abundantly clear that if you really have to change the system, it needs to be done carefully, rationally, and above all, led and owned by patients, frontline staff...
Posted On 07 Jun 2016 at 2:31 pm

Brighton police search for sex offender who punched man

A Portslade sex offender is facing a return to prison for breaching the terms of his licence after he punched another man and stopped sleeping at his designated hostel. Kasey Knowles, 22, was given a ten-month suspended prison sentence in August last year after pleading guilty to...
Posted On 07 Jun 2016 at 2:23 pm

New tourist sign featuring Brighton Wheel to be replaced

A new tourist information sign is to be replaced after it was spotted it was still giving directions to the Brighton Wheel. The sign in St James’s Street was put up in March, just two months before the wheel was due to be dismantled after a lease extension was refused...
Posted On 07 Jun 2016 at 1:01 pm

Voters urged to register today for EU referendum with Brighton Town Hall staying open until 10pm

Today is the deadline for voters to register to take part in the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU). Council chiefs are keeping Brighton Town Hall open until 10pm to give people a chance to beat the midnight deadline today (Tuesday 7 June). Almost...
Posted On 07 Jun 2016 at 12:15 pm

Brighton researchers highlight parakeet threat

Parakeets were once a rare site in Europe but new research co-led by the University of Brighton shows there are now as many as 85,000 across the continent – and the numbers are increasing all the time. In fact, the non-native Ring-necked Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) is now a...
Posted On 07 Jun 2016 at 11:02 am
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