Man dies after falling from cliff at Saltdean

A man has died after he fell from the clifftop at Saltdean this morning (Wednesday 7 December). The emergency services were called out shortly after 7.30am. Sussex Police said: “Just after 7.35am a man was seen to fall from the top the cliffs at Saltdean, opposite the bottom of...
Posted On 07 Dec 2016 at 11:51 pm

Jailed marine from Brighton given fresh hope

A jailed marine from Brighton has been given fresh hope after his case was sent to appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Alexander Blackman, 42, known during his court martial trial as Marine A, was convicted of murdering a wounded enemy in Afghanistan. But new expert...
Posted On 07 Dec 2016 at 9:31 pm

Passengers to learn tomorrow whether Southern train drivers’ strike can go ahead

A High Court judge will decide tomorrow (Thursday 8 December) whether to grant train operator Southern an injunction to halt a strike planned by the train drivers’ union Aslef. The union started an indefinite overtime ban yesterday (Tuesday 6 December) and has called a three-day...
Posted On 07 Dec 2016 at 6:14 pm

Hove boy, 12, arrested after two robberies

Two youths, including a 12-year-old boy from Hove, have been arrested after a robbery in Lancing. The victim was punched in the face several times and had his phone stolen before two good samaritans stepped in. Sussex Police said: “Police are appealing for witnesses after a young...
Posted On 07 Dec 2016 at 4:18 pm

Plans to build nine storey block and convert listed Hove pub to cafe set for approval

An elegant but tall nine-story development in a prominent site on Hove seafront looks set to be given the green light by the city’s planning committee next week despite a wave of objections. Rocco Homes and the Co-Op have applied to build on the site of the former Texaco...
Posted On 07 Dec 2016 at 3:02 pm

Early morning flat fire in Hangleton

A fire broke out early this morning at a flat in Storrington Close in Hangleton. Three fire engines from Preston Circus and Hove were sent to the blaze in the ground floor flat at 6am. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to put out the flames. The...
Posted On 07 Dec 2016 at 12:08 pm

Brighton remains one of Britain’s busiest railway stations

Brighton remains one of Britain’s busiest railway stations, according to the Office of Road and Rail (ORR). The regulator said that Brighton was the 25th busiest railway station in Britain, with more than 17 million entries and exits in 2015-16, according to estimates. The latest...
Posted On 07 Dec 2016 at 11:47 am

Brighton and Hove’s Playbus rides out for the last time today

Brighton and Hove’s popular Playbus will make its last ever visit today as the service finally ends thanks to huge cuts in council finances. The city council decided to stop funding the bus, which tours Brighton and Hove’s parks with equipment for children to play...
Posted On 07 Dec 2016 at 10:25 am

A27 closed after rush-hour crash

Hundreds of people from Brighton and Hove faced much longer journeys this morning after a rush-hour crash on the A27 between Drusillas Zoo and Polegate. The two-car crash, which left one driver with serious injuries, has led to diversions, with the main road closed in both...
Posted On 07 Dec 2016 at 10:05 am