Portslade parents and children protest about road dangers with pop-up crossing

Parents and children set up a pop-up zebra crossing to protest about a dangerous road outside a Portslade school earlier today (Wednesday 8 June). The idea came from parents at St Peter’s Community Primary School who said that they were frustrated that their requests for a safe...
Posted On 08 Jun 2016 at 8:57 pm

Police raid six Brighton and Hove properties in search for drugs

West Street was closed off for a dramatic arrest yesterday afternoon, one of several across Brighton and Hove made as part of co-ordinated drugs raids. Sussex Police officers have raided six properties in Brighton and Hove and arrested 10 people for conspiracy to supply class A...
Posted On 08 Jun 2016 at 3:45 pm

Planners back scheme to create 28 homes on Brighton children’s home site

Planners have approved 28 new homes on the site of an old council children’s home in Preston Road, Brighton. Housing association Southern wants to replace a 1950s link building between the two existing Victorian villas and turn the complex as a whole into 22 flats. The flats will...
Posted On 08 Jun 2016 at 3:14 pm

Hove pensioner, 90, charged with sexually assaulting a child in Tesco superstore six years before it was built

UPDATE: Sussex Police issued a statement on Saturday 11 June saying that the charges referring to the Tesco car park in Church Road, Hove, on the charge sheet and court list relate to the Tesco in Station Road, Portslade. A 90-year-old man from Hove has been accused of sexually...
Posted On 08 Jun 2016 at 12:18 pm

Hove MP grills Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley over unacceptable working practices

Hove MP Peter Kyle grilled Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley over working practices which the businessman himself described as “not acceptable” and “unbelievable”. The Labour MP asked Mr Ashley about some of the testimony from workers heard by the House of Commons Business,...
Posted On 08 Jun 2016 at 5:06 am

Sussex Police used handcuffs, leg restraints and spit hood on mentally ill girl, 11, and twice locked her in cells overnight

Sussex Police has been criticised for handcuffing a mentally ill 11-year-old girl and using leg restraints and a spit hood on her. Officers from the force also locked her in police cells overnight on two occasions in a matter of weeks and held her for more than 60 hours in total....
Posted On 08 Jun 2016 at 12:50 am
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