Portslade man given trial date over murder of Mile Oak teenager Shana Grice

A Portslade man has been given a trial date after being charged with the murder of Mile Oak teenager Shana Grice. Michael Lane, 27, a tyre and exhaust fitter, of Thornhill Rise, Portslade, pleaded not guilty when he appeared at Hove Crown Court by video link before Judge...
Posted On 06 Sep 2016 at 8:56 pm

Arsonist starts fire on mother and baby floor at Brighton hostel

An arsonist is suspected of starting a fire on the mother and baby floor of a hostel in Brighton this morning (Tuesday 6 September). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called at 10.56am to reports of a fire in a hallway at an address in Percival Terrace, Kemp...
Posted On 06 Sep 2016 at 6:34 pm

Disco Pete and Brighton’s pink coat lady to host intergenerational disco

Two septuagenarian Brightonians who have danced their way into the hearts of the city will be encouraging people of all ages to throw some shapes at an intergenerational disco. Disco Pete will be the guest of honour at Timeless next weekend at Brighton Music Hall, where the...
Posted On 06 Sep 2016 at 4:57 pm

Drivers warned about wide loads on A23 and A27

Drivers are being warned that abnormally wide loads may affect traffic on the A23 and A27 in and around the Brighton and Hove area tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday 7 September). Sussex Police said that officers would escort similar extra wide loads on a further half dozen afternoons...
Posted On 06 Sep 2016 at 1:26 pm

Another setback for deserted Lansdowne Place hotel as buyer falls through

The future of one of Hove’s landmark buildings is still unclear as it goes back on the market thanks to a developer’s plans to buy it falling through. Permission was granted to turn The Lansdowne Place Hotel into 50 flats and mews houses, knocking down the middle...
Posted On 06 Sep 2016 at 1:06 pm

E fit of Brighton sex attacker released

Police have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a number of reported sexual assaults through touching in Brighton. On Wednesday, 24 August two sixteen-year-old girls were walking in Carden Avenue near Darcey Drive at around 10.45pm when...
Posted On 06 Sep 2016 at 12:11 pm

Health bosses urged to act before non-emergency ambulance service fails

A vital ambulance service is at risk of collapse, according to some of the companies working with troubled contractor Coperforma. Four companies say that they are owed more than £1.2 million in a complaint to the clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) responsible for the service....
Posted On 06 Sep 2016 at 11:54 am