Lightning, torrential showers, a closed road – and a rainbow and stunning sunset

Thunder, lightning and torrential rain hit Brighton and Hove this evening – but the heavens light display ended with a rainbow breaking through the stormclouds. This picture was taken by @BornTooLoose and posted on Twitter, one of several which captured the arch over the...
Posted On 22 Jun 2016 at 8:54 pm

Car flips over on Hove seafront

A woman was treated for a head injury after her car flipped over on the Kingsway during rush hour on Monday evening. The black Fiat 500 crashed into a parked car and overturned shortly after 6pm yesterday. The driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving, but then taken to...
Posted On 22 Jun 2016 at 3:12 pm

Ambulance service pleads with public to only call 999 in an emergency as it struggles to reach patients quickly

Sussex ambulances are failing to reach all patients as quickly as it would like following a surge in demand in the first half of this year. South east and coast ambulance service (SECAmb), which covers Kent, Surrey and Sussex, has received 11% more calls since January this year...
Posted On 22 Jun 2016 at 3:08 pm

Union wins big pay rise for low paid care staff

Some of the city’s lowest paid workers are set to get a big pay rise after the council and unions got contractors to agree to pay them the Living Wage – including for time spent travelling to work. Up until now, home care workers in Brighton and Hove had been paid the...
Posted On 22 Jun 2016 at 2:23 pm

32 years on, new fears of asbestos threat to victims of Grand Hotel bombing after rescue worker dies

More than three decades after the IRA bombed Brighton’s Grand Hotel, survivors of the blast and those who helped rescue them are being warned they may face a new threat – from asbestos in its debris. Sussex Police today issued an appeal to trace those who worked at...
Posted On 22 Jun 2016 at 1:17 pm

Caravan crackdown set to remove trailers from city streets

Caravans, trailers and other engineless vehicles left stored on roads or pavements in Brighton & Hove are set to be towed after four out of five people said they would support a crackdown. Councillors are being asked to approve the change in an attempt to tidy the streets...
Posted On 22 Jun 2016 at 12:56 pm

Bollywood ball in Brighton raises £80k for charity

A Bollywood ball in Brighton attracted 500 guests and raised more than £80,000 for two charities at the weekend. The annual midsummer charity ball at the Hilton Brighton Metropole had an Indian theme this year from the food to the entertainment. The proceeds are split between...
Posted On 22 Jun 2016 at 12:49 pm

Man punched in the face by muggers in Portslade

Detectives investigating a street robbery in Vale Gardens, Portslade, are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened or who may have other information that could help their enquiries. The incident happened shortly before 1am on Wednesday (15 June) as the victim, a 27-year-old...
Posted On 22 Jun 2016 at 11:31 am

Amber rain warning in force for Brighton and Hove

An amber weather warning is in place in Brighton and Hove tonight as torrential rain and thunderstorms are expected to batter the south. A yellow warning was already in place for a swathe of England from 6pm tonight until 6am on Friday, but Brighton and Hove is right in the...
Posted On 22 Jun 2016 at 10:54 am

Calls for review into ‘over-zealous’ new litter cops

Calls are being made for a review into Brighton and Hove’s new litter cops following a flood of complaints of over-zealous behaviour. Brighton and Hove News has reported how the new environmental enforcement officers, who were brought in to tackle fly-tipping, littering and...
Posted On 22 Jun 2016 at 10:36 am
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