Hove man becomes first deaf swimmer to complete solo Channel crossing

A 48-year-old accountant from Hove has become the first deaf swimmer to complete a solo Channel crossing. Andrew Rees, of Nevill Avenue, Hove, swam the Channel on Sunday (17 July) setting off shortly after 8.30am. He reached a French beach 15 hours later at 11.30pm GMT – or...
Posted On 18 Jul 2016 at 11:46 pm

Brighton Labour member accused of spitting at party meeting makes formal complaint

A Brighton Labour Party member accused of spitting at a college caretaker at a packed meeting has made formal complaints as he attempts to clear his name. Matt Tully, 36, said today (Monday 18 July) that he did not spit at anyone although a Labour Party staff member accused him...
Posted On 18 Jul 2016 at 9:57 pm

Hole new excuse for commuters trying to get home to Brighton and Hove

Commuters trying to get home to Brighton and Hove were offered a “hole” new excuse this afternoon (Monday 18 July). Network Rail said that passengers on Southern and Thameslink services were being delayed “after a hole was found underneath the railway tracks at Forest Hill” in...
Posted On 18 Jul 2016 at 8:33 pm

Man left with smashed face after being knocked out cold in daylight attack in Brighton

A thug attacked a 29-year-old local man in broad daylight in the street in Brighton, leaving him unconscious and with nasty injuries to his face. Sussex Police said: “The victim was knocked to the floor and lost consciousness, sustaining a fracture to his cheek and eye socket....
Posted On 18 Jul 2016 at 6:57 pm

Thieves steal paving from Patcham war memorial

Thieves have stolen paving slabs from the Patcham Peace Garden, a war memorial created after the First World War. They took out a roadside barrier before they dug up and stole tons of heavy York stone slabs from the memorial in Old London Road, Brighton. Other slabs were left...
Posted On 18 Jul 2016 at 6:40 pm

Caroline Lucas slams Corbyn’s leadership ahead of Trident vote

Brighton Pavilion’s Green MP Caroline Lucas has said Jeremy Corbyn has failed to make a convincing case for one of the causes he most believes in as the Labour Party splits yet again, this time over Trident renewal. Today’s Parliamentary debate will see Labour MPs...
Posted On 18 Jul 2016 at 10:59 am
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