Brighton driver pays high price for ignoring ticket

A Brighton driver has paid a high price for ignoring a ticket from Sussex Police with a one-year ban and a bill for more than £1,700. Farshad Nasirpour, 53, of Ship Street, Brighton, denied one charge of failing to tell police who was driving his Land Rover when an offence was...
Posted On 09 Feb 2017 at 11:23 pm

Balding taxi passenger wanted for spitting at people

A balding taxi passenger is wanted by police for spitting at people in the street in the Seven Dials area. Sussex Police published CCTV images and said: “Do you recognise this man who spat at two people from a taxi? “Two men were walking at the Seven Dials at around 7pm on Friday...
Posted On 09 Feb 2017 at 6:59 pm

Coastguard flies injured wind farm worker to hospital

The coastguard flew an injured wind farm worker to hospital after being called out by the RNLI Shoreham all-weather lifeboat. The lifeboat crew were out on a training exercise when they were diverted to a platform being used to install the Rampion wind farm last night (Wednesday...
Posted On 09 Feb 2017 at 6:56 pm

Fire crews called out to blaze, flood and stuck lift – and steam triggering a false alarm

Firefighters from Brighton and Hove were called out to deal with a blaze, flood and broken down lift – and steam triggering a false alarm – in the space of a single shift. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that firefighters from Brighton were sent to tackle a car fire in...
Posted On 09 Feb 2017 at 5:44 pm

Why the Housing White Paper is like a wet Tuesday in Bognor

Brighton Housing Trust chief executive Andy Winter looks at what the government’s Housing White Paper has to offer. … There has been widespread criticism of previous announcements, and this White Paper marks a major shift in government policy. I welcome the new direction of...
Posted On 09 Feb 2017 at 3:37 pm

Housing White Paper – a planner’s response

Commercial planner Alex Bateman looks at some of the key points from the government’s Housing White Paper published this week. … Top ten planning highlights from the Housing White Paper 1 “The consensus is that we need from 225,000 to 275,000 or more homes per year to keep up...
Posted On 09 Feb 2017 at 3:24 pm

Gatwick Airport sponsors Brighton Pride parade

Gatwick Airport is sponsoring the Brighton Pride parade this summer, the organisers said today (Thursday 9 February). Britain’s second biggest airport will cement the partnership formed over the past few years as the festival celebrates 50 years since homosexuality was...
Posted On 09 Feb 2017 at 2:02 pm

Drivers urged to avoid A27 after pedestrian hit by car

Drivers from Brighton and Hove were being urged to avoid a stretch of the A27 for several hours after a pedestrian was hit by car this morning (Thursday 9 February). A 59-year-old man from Sompting died at the scene of the collision, near Lancing, despite attempts by paramedics...
Posted On 09 Feb 2017 at 10:11 am
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