Brighton Argus editor resigns weeks after landing top job

The new editor of the Argus has resigned just weeks after taking over the Brighton-based daily newspaper. Lucy Pearce, 28, succeeded Mike Gilson, 53, last month to become the first woman to edit the paper in its 137-year history. She took over as the paper completed a move from...
Posted On 05 Jan 2017 at 11:33 pm

Rail safety boss says driver-only operation is safe but union says rules are being broken

The rail safety regulator, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), said today (Thursday 5 January) that the driver-only operation of trains was safe. The ORR published the findings of a recent inspection, carried out in Sussex on a route where driver-only operation (DOO) had been...
Posted On 05 Jan 2017 at 11:01 pm

Brighton and Hove parents reminded about deadline to apply for school place

Parents across Brighton and Hove whose children are due to start school in September are being reminded to apply for a place before the deadline. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “Don’t miss the deadline. Deadline day is fast approaching for school place applications for...
Posted On 05 Jan 2017 at 10:04 pm

Four blocks of flats for hilltop site in Hove win backing from planning officials

A scheme to build four blocks of flats on a hilltop site in Hove, next to the A27 Brighton bypass, have won the backing of planning officials. But a final decision on the £19 million scheme is due to be made by councillors at a meeting next week. Thornton Properties, run by local...
Posted On 05 Jan 2017 at 7:32 pm

Man confronted by vigilantes to face court charged with child grooming

A man who was confronted by a group of vigilantes at Hove Station is to face court on charges of child grooming. Sussex Police said today (Thursday 5 January): “Christopher Hartfield, unemployed, 41, of Hamsey Road, Sharpthorne, East Sussex, has been charged with attempting to...
Posted On 05 Jan 2017 at 4:11 pm

Brighton robbers caught on camera using stolen bank card

Do you recognise these two men who were captured on CCTV using a bank card that had just been robbed from a victim in Mount Pleasant, Brighton? The two men approached a 33-year-old man at about 6.45am on 12 December on the junction of Edward Street and Mount Pleasant and one of...
Posted On 05 Jan 2017 at 10:21 am