Brighton campaigners urge councillors to stop family homes from being turned into shared houses

Campaigners from a Brighton housing estate petitioned councillors, urging them to stop family homes from being turned into shared houses. One of them, Bill Gandy, who chairs the Bevendean Local Action Team (LAT), painted a graphic picture of what many have called the...
Posted On 21 Oct 2016 at 10:31 pm

Customers evacuated as fire starts at waterfront pub

Customers were evacuated from a popular waterfront pub after a fire started in the kitchen this evening (Friday 21 October). Three fire engines tackled the blaze at the Schooner Inn, in Albion Street, Southwick, which overlooks Shoreham Harbour. One customer, David Croydon, from...
Posted On 21 Oct 2016 at 9:17 pm

Man jailed for 13 years for child sex abuse in Hangleton, Falmer and Saltdean

A man who sexually abused two primary school boys in Hangleton, Falmer and Saltdean was jailed for 13 years for today (Friday 21 October). Roy Thorp, 72, was jailed for 11 counts of sexually assaulting the boys and five counts of gross indecency with a child. Some of the offences...
Posted On 21 Oct 2016 at 6:16 pm

Schools alert parents after Brighton girl approached by man in silver car

A 14-year-old Brighton girl was approached by a man in a silver car this morning (Friday 21 October), prompting schools to warn parents and pupils to be alert. A message to parents from St Luke’s Primary School said: “Please could we ask you to be alert to the presence of a man...
Posted On 21 Oct 2016 at 5:18 pm

Heading for home? Train company warns of delays and cancellations because of electrical fault

Passengers preparing to head home to Brighton and hove on the train have been warned to expect delays and disruption this afternoon (Friday 21 October). Thameslink said: “Passengers are being urged to check before they travel this evening after an electrical fault with the...
Posted On 21 Oct 2016 at 4:57 pm

Number of apprenticeships up 19 per cent in Brighton and Hove

The number of people starting an apprenticeship in Brighton and Hove has risen 19 per cent in the past year, according to the Skills Funding Agency. The latest provisional figures from the agency show 1,560 apprentice starts in the 2015-16 academic year – up 19 per cent from...
Posted On 21 Oct 2016 at 2:07 pm
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