Domestic violence and sexual offending up – but support services face funding cut

More cases of domestic violence have been reported to the police and the number of sexual offences has risen but support services for victims face a budget cut in the coming year. More than 4,500 incidents of domestic violence and crimes were reported to Sussex Police in 2015-16...
Posted On 22 Nov 2016 at 7:11 pm

Brighton and Hove health visitors criticise £1m-a-year budget cut to children’s services

Brighton and Hove health visitors have criticised a budget cut of £1 million a year to children’s health services this afternoon (Tuesday 22 November). The cut was due to be agreed by the Brighton and Hove City Council Health and Wellbeing Board as part of its Public Health...
Posted On 22 Nov 2016 at 6:11 pm

Woman fights off sex attacker in Hove street

A woman fought off a sex attacker in a busy town centre street in Hove at the weekend, Sussex Police said today (Tuesday 22 November). The 21-year-old woman was left shocked and scared after the struggle in Church Road, Hove, which happened between Misty’s and the corner of...
Posted On 22 Nov 2016 at 11:43 am

More high winds for rush hour, weather chiefs warn

Expect a stormy journey to work, the Met Office has warned, with a severe weather warning in place until 9am this morning (Tuesday 22 November). The official forecaster said yesterday: “Southwesterly winds will increase on Monday night and into Tuesday morning, bringing gusts of...
Posted On 22 Nov 2016 at 7:41 am

Train guards begin another 48-hour strike

Train guards belonging to the RMT union have started another 48-hour strike. Their employer, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), which runs Southern, promised extra services as it brought in a strike timetable. The dispute is over the role of guards or conductors on new trains...
Posted On 22 Nov 2016 at 7:31 am

Union boss calls for inquiry after thousands of Brighton fans stranded after Villa match

A union boss has called for an official inquiry after thousands of football fans were stranded after Brighton and Hove Albion played Aston Villa because trains were cancelled at short notice. RMT general secretary Mick Cash accused Southern bosses of “managerial incompetence” and...
Posted On 22 Nov 2016 at 7:17 am