Wanted man may have returned to Brighton

A wanted man may have returned to Brighton, according to Sussex Police. The force has issued a public appeal for help in finding Aaron Barrett, 26, who is wanted for recall to prison for breaking the terms of his release licence. Sussex Police said: “Barrett, 26, was jailed in...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017 at 11:44 pm

African schools and clinics cry out for Brighton and Hove’s old computers

An aid charity is coming to Brighton and Hove to collect old computers to help schools and clinics in Africa. Computers 4 Africa is coming to the Sackville Trading Estate, in Hove, tomorrow (Thursday 23 February) and on Friday with an appeal for unwanted IT equipment. All data is...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017 at 7:31 pm

City businesses facing rates hike of as much as 400% promised more help after Brighton MP’s Commons question

More help is to be given to businesses facing huge rates hikes after Brighton MP Caroline Lucas revealed some city businesses are facing eye watering hikes of as much as 400%. The Brighton Pavilion MP raised the case of Blanch House’s massive bill, as well as a 123% rise...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017 at 5:45 pm

Storm Doris leads to cancellations and delays on the trains tomorrow

Passengers are advised to check before travelling on Thursday as gale force winds from Storm Doris have prompted Network Rail to put speed restrictions in place in the South East of England. As a result, there will be delays and cancellations to some Southern, Thamelink,...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017 at 5:30 pm

Caroline Lucas deploys classic social media putdown in spat with Katie Hopkins

U okay hun? Originally the first response to vaguebooking which morphed into a classic social media insult, the phrase has now been used as a political putdown by Brighton MP Caroline Lucas. Ms Lucas was responding to a tweet from Katie Hopkins linking to her column, in which she...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017 at 11:40 am

Second Brighton seagull rescued from netting

Another seagull was rescued after getting trapped in netting this morning, just days after a bird was freed to cheers from crowds in London Road. Today, the aerial ladder platform was used to help a bird in Lower Rock Gardens after firefighters were called at 9.49am. The RSPCA...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017 at 11:40 am

Storm Doris now set to hit south coast, Met Office warns

The Storm Doris weather warning has just been updated to include the south coast, with the Met Office warning of winds of up to 60mph tomorrow. The warning previously covered most of England and Wales, but not the south. However, at 10am today the yellow warning area was...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017 at 10:43 am

Mystery of ‘screwdriver stabbing’ on London Road yesterday

Detectives are hunting for the victim of a brawl involving a metal pole and a shovel in which someone was allegedly stabbed with a screwdriver yesterday. Police rushed to the scene following a report of a fight between a group of men off London Road at 11.45am yesterday. But when...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017 at 9:38 am
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