Brighton hospital trust staff urged to have flu vaccine

Brighton hospital trust staff are being urged to have the flu vaccine – or to tell their bosses in writing that they don’t want the jab. The plea went out from Gillian Fairfield, the interim chief executive at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016 at 5:31 pm

Have you seen Brighton rape suspect – captured on CCTV?

Detectives are asking the public to help them find a man suspected of raping a woman in Brighton and have released a CCTV picture of him. Sussex Police said: “Police investigating a report of a rape on a woman would like to talk to this man. “He was captured on CCTV following the...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016 at 4:57 pm

Southern strikes to go ahead

Southern has lost its appeal against the refusal of an injunction to stop its drivers striking in a series of dates over the next month which starts tomorrow. Earlier today, the train operator said that even if the injunction was granted at the Court of Appeal, services would...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016 at 4:56 pm

Power cut to more than 200 homes in Hove after surge which lifted manhole cover

More than 200 homes are without power in Hove this afternoon after a suspected electrical surge in Lansdowne Place which lifted a manhole cover. Firefighters were called to a manhole cover in the road shortly after 12.30pm, and UK Power Networks are now working to restore power...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016 at 4:05 pm

Man jailed for stalking and raping Brighton girl he had groomed for five years

A man who groomed a Brighton girl on Facebook and then stalked and raped her has been jailed for 15 years Shaun Harrad, from Laindon, met the girl on Facebook when he posed as a 21-year-old called Paul. At the time she was 13, and he was actually aged 47. After gaining her...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016 at 3:25 pm

Grayling: ‘Unions threatened a decade of strikes’

Chris Grayling says that the general secretary of the Aslef union Mick Whelan threatened ten years of industrial action with “virtually his first breath” when they met shortly after he became transport secretary in July. The minister made the claim in a lenthy letter...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016 at 12:35 pm

Don’t travel tomorrow even if strike is called off, Southern warns

Passengers have been warned not to travel tomorrow even if Southern wins a high court injunction against the drivers’ strike this afternoon. The first of three Aslef strike days this week is due to begin at midnight, but even if the Court of Appeal bans the walkout,...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016 at 11:47 am

Woman tells how Brighton handyman jailed for indecent assault and cruelty ruined her childhood

A woman whose childhood was spent in fear of a Brighton handyman has spoken of how she took back control of her life after he was jailed for three years for child sex and cruelty offences. John Denian, 65, a handyman, of Dewe Road, Brighton, was sentenced on Friday after a jury...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016 at 11:34 am