Fire deaths cited as safety rules updated by Brighton and Hove councillors

Safety rules have been tightened by councillors after they were told that fires had killed five people in Brighton and Hove over the past six years. Although not all of those fires were in council-owned homes, council officials and fire chiefs prepared an updated policy...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017 at 11:46 pm

Proposed youth service cuts – Council chiefs urge young people from Brighton and Hove to respond to consultation

The council is urging young people to respond to a consultation about proposed cuts to youth services in Brighton and Hove City Council’s budget for the coming financial year. The council said: “Public consultation has started on proposals by Brighton and Hove City Council to...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017 at 8:05 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Taking the Mike – who’d be with Dean at the Amex?

Controversial Premier League referee Mike Dean appears to have been demoted to the Championshipthis weekend and will take charge of the Yorkshire derby between Barnsley and Leeds. Dean is not too popular with Albion fans after dismissing Dale Stephens in the Seagulls’...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017 at 6:22 pm

Brighton and Hove tennis clubs given reassurance after petitioning council about Parks League proposal

Tennis players in Brighton and Hove were given a reassurance about the future of 68 local courts by a senior councillor yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 17 January). Gill Mitchell, the deputy leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, spoke in response to a petition from almost 2,000...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017 at 2:56 pm

Teenage boy left with face scars after midnight attack

A 17-year-old boy was left needing stitches and with scarring on his face after two men launched an unprovoked attack on him as he walked along a residential road. The victim was walking along Staplefield Drive shortly before midnight on Friday when he was attacked by two men...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017 at 2:46 pm

Independent investigators call for witnesses to fatal police chase hit and run

An independent investigation into a police chase which when the car being pursued hit a pedestrian, killing him at the scene, is appealing for witnesses to come forward. Two men have been released on police bail while Sussex Police investigates the crash itself, which happened on...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017 at 11:57 am

Brighton teenager arrested over McDonald’s stabbing

A 19-year-old man has been arrested over the stabbing of another teenager at McDonald’s in London Road yesterday, which happened after a fight broke out in front of families and children. The victim, an 18-year-old man, was treated at the scene and taken to hospital with...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017 at 11:24 am

See the stars at Sussex University tonight as astronomers prepare to share their telescopes

University astronomers are preparing to share their telescopes with the public tonight at a free Stargazing Live event for adults and children. If it’s a clear night – and the forecast is good – it may be possible to see Mars, Venus, Orion and various star clusters from the...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017 at 11:18 am

Armed thieves steal computers from Hove shop

Thieves believed to be armed with a knife or screwdriver walked into a computer store and brazenly fled with three computers. The theft happened at 5.15pm on Tuesday (10 January), at Solutions Inc in Old Shoreham Road, Hove. The two thieves ran from the shop after the security...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017 at 10:31 am

Full Southern service to be restored from Tuesday

Southern says it is restoring its full service from Tuesday following news that the Aslef union has suspended its industrial action pending talks hailed yesterday as “an important and significant development”. Aslef has called off the three strikes next week, and also...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017 at 10:16 am
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