Ambulance workers’ phones cut off as contractor fails to pay phone bills, says union

Ambulance workers’ phones have been cut off because contractor VM Langfords has not paid its phone bills, according to the GMB union. The phones were the means by which details of patients were sent to drivers for the troubled non-emergency ambulance contract known as the patient...
Posted On 23 Jun 2016 at 10:46 pm

Dame Judi Dench opens £8.9m Brighton radiotherapy centre

Dame Judi Dench opened a new radiotherapy centre in Brighton this morning (Thursday 23 June). The actress formally opened the Park Radiotherapy Centre, in Preston Road, Brighton, where she met the NHS team behind the £8.9 million project. The 81-year-old actress also met patients...
Posted On 23 Jun 2016 at 8:42 pm

Peacehaven house on fire after lightning strike

A lightning strike has apparently set a house on fire in Peacehaven this evening, leading to the diversion of traffic while firefighters deal with the blaze. Paul Stevens took this video of smoke billowing from the house in Ambleside Avenue shortly after 6pm: At least two fire...
Posted On 23 Jun 2016 at 7:01 pm

Brighton and Hove charity aims to tackle loneliness with new campaign

A Brighton and Hove charity aims to tackle loneliness with its latest campaign by encouraging even small gestures to help people who may be isolated. The charity Impetus said: “Brighton and Hove has one of the highest rates of loneliness in the UK. “Research shows that being...
Posted On 23 Jun 2016 at 6:47 pm

Brighton officer dismissed for gross misconduct after using racist language

A police officer based in Brighton has been dismissed without notice from Sussex Police after using racist language while on duty last year. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Thursday 23 June): “Appearing before the public gross misconduct hearing PC Paul Revell, who was based...
Posted On 23 Jun 2016 at 4:53 pm

Fears for primary school as march of the HMOs reaches Bevendean

Fears have been raised that a clutch of new student houses in a Brighton suburb could spell trouble for its primary school. In the past six months, three applications have been made to convert family homes in just one road, Plymouth Avenue, Bevendean, into houses of multiple...
Posted On 23 Jun 2016 at 2:50 pm

Flood-hit Southern services won’t recover until tomorrow

Southern services will continue to be disrupted all day after almost a month’s worth of rain last night flooded track and earlier blocked Clapham Junction and Victoria stations. At 1pm, two out of the four tracks between Balham and Clapham Junction, London’s busiest station, were...
Posted On 23 Jun 2016 at 1:42 pm

Concern for driver of abandoned crashed car in Bevendean

Police are appealing for witnesses after a disturbance was heard in Bevendean Brighton and a car found damaged in the road. Officers were called at around 2.30am on Sunday (19 June) but on arrival no one was present. A black Ford Focus car was abandoned at the junction of...
Posted On 23 Jun 2016 at 12:50 pm

More strikes halt trains – but this time they’re lightning strikes and torrential rain

Many commuters have been unable to make it from Brighton and Hove to Victoria this morning (Thursday 23 June) because of the storms overnight. Thunder, lightning and heavy rain over several hours has left flooding between East Croydon and the London terminus used by tens of...
Posted On 23 Jun 2016 at 8:37 am
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