Met Office issues wind warning

The Met Office has issued a yellow be aware warning, with high winds expected to sweep the south of England on Saturday. The warning says: “A spell of strong southwesterly winds is expected. Some coastal routes and communities are likely to be affected by large waves, with...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017 at 11:24 am

Government, university and council all still committed to new Brighton school

Plans for a new Brighton school remain unchanged in the face of opposition from the city’s existing secondary heads. Last week, every secondary head in Brighton and Hove, from local authority controlled schools, faith schools, academies and free schools, signed an open...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017 at 9:57 am

Victims of 2016 celebrity death curse join Prince Albert mural

The famous mural commemorating late, great rock stars on the Prince Albert pub in Trafalgar Street has been updated to include victims of last year’s celebrity death curse. A clutch of recently departed rock and pop stars, including George Michael, Leonard Cohen, Lemmy and...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017 at 9:29 am

Brighton Kemptown seat to include Newhaven and Seaford under boundary review

Brighton Kemptown will stretch as far east as Newhaven and Seaford under proposals put forward in a boundary review. But the parliamentary constituency – to be called Brighton Kemptown and Seahaven – will lose the Brighton and Hove City Council ward of Moulsecoomb and Bevendean...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017 at 12:17 am

Trio jailed for dealing heroin and crack in Brighton

Three men have been imprisoned for supplying heroin and crack cocaine in Brighton and Hove and another two people given suspended sentences following a major police operation to bust drug dealing rings. The five were arrested during a six-month long operation carried out by...
Posted On 17 Oct 2017 at 3:57 pm

Fifth boy arrested over suspected attempted murder in Patcham

A fifth boy has been arrested over a suspected attempted murder in Patcham using a stolen pick-up truck. Sussex Police said that the force had set up a dedicated contact point as the investigation continues. The force said: “A teenager was seriously injured after being hit by a...
Posted On 17 Oct 2017 at 2:21 pm

Did you see missing OAP?

Police and family are concerned for the welfare of 65-year-old Peter Sparkes, from Rustington, who has not been seen since Tuesday 10 October. Peter is described as white, 5’8″, and slim, with short brown hair. He had a goatee beard when last seen, when he was also...
Posted On 17 Oct 2017 at 12:23 pm

Gary Numan brings his post apocalyptic future to Brighton as Hurricane Ophelia’s orange gloom lingers above

Sometimes life is filled with strange coincidences and tonight (Monday 16th October 2017) the people of Brighton bared witness to one of these. The Godfather of Synth, Gary Numan was in town at the Dome as part of his ‘Savage’ album tour. The album was unleashed just...
Posted On 17 Oct 2017 at 12:12 pm

Teenage girl missing for three days

A girl who was due back from a party by 11pm on Saturday evening (October 14) has been reported missing after failing to return home. Francesca Laker, 15, left her home in Kemptown, Brighton, saying that she was off to a party in Falmer. She returned home briefly around 10.30pm...
Posted On 17 Oct 2017 at 12:07 pm

Harvey Weinstein scandal delays release of Benedict Cumberbatch movie part-filmed in Brighton

The Harvey Weinstein scandal has delayed the release of a film starring Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch which was part-filmed in Brighton earlier this year. Weinstein, a leading Hollywood producer, faces several allegations of rape and sexual assault and has been sacked by...
Posted On 17 Oct 2017 at 2:27 am