Two men charged with two knifepoint robberies in Hove

Two men have been charged with two knifepoint robberies in Hove over the past fortnight. Scott Thompson, 29, unemployed, of Sheridan Terrace, Hove, and Jamie Paris, 26, a labourer, of Ashton Rise, Brighton, have both been charged with the robberies. The first took place at Poets...
Posted On 24 Oct 2016 at 9:50 pm

Hove MP asks regulator for update meetings after health trusts placed in special measures

Hove MP Peter Kyle has written to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) asking for progress meetings after the hospital and ambulance trusts serving his constituents were placed in “special measures”. The Labour MP was responding to the CQC’s verdict on Brighton and Sussex University...
Posted On 24 Oct 2016 at 9:38 pm

Missing 82-year-old Brighton man found safe

A missing 82-year-old man from Brighton has been found safe, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Monday 24 October). The force said that Michael Burtenshaw returned home of his own accord on Friday (21 October). Mr Burtenshaw was said to have last been heard from on Friday 23...
Posted On 24 Oct 2016 at 8:54 pm

Brighton hospital A&E diverts patients after water main bursts

Part of the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital was closed this evening (Monday 24 October) after a water main burst. Some ambulance patients were diverted from the Brighton hospital’s A&E to the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in...
Posted On 24 Oct 2016 at 7:35 pm

Hotel evacuated as fire crews tackle blaze in North Street, Brighton

Six fire engines were sent to tackle a fire in North Street, Brighton, this afternoon (Monday 24 October). The Premier Inn hotel was evacuated as smoke was coming in. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that the fire was in a small electrical sub-station and crews used CO2...
Posted On 24 Oct 2016 at 5:12 pm

Hove Rolex robber hunted by police

A Hove man was robbed in his own home after answering a knock at the door, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Monday 24 October). A man armed with a knife threatened the victim and stole his Rolex watch and iPhone in the robbery which happened 11 days ago on Thursday 13 October...
Posted On 24 Oct 2016 at 3:57 pm

Prince Philip to carry out official opening of Brighton i360

Prince Philip is to carry out the official opening of the Brighton i360 on Friday (28 October). The Duke of Edinburgh will unveil a plaque and take a trip in the viewing pod up what has been described as the world’s first vertical cable car. He will also meet civic leaders and...
Posted On 24 Oct 2016 at 2:51 pm

Inspectors praise Varndean College for helping keep more students from heading to Syrian conflict

Inspectors from Oftsed have praised Varndean College for helping to prevent more of its pupils from travelling to join the conflict in Syria. The praise comes after the death of two former students – Ibrahim Kamara and Jaffar Deghayes – who were among several teenagers at the...
Posted On 24 Oct 2016 at 11:06 am
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