Brighton Half Marathon organisers apologise for not going the distance

The organisers of the Brighton Half Marathon have apologised after the course for the past three years turned out to be almost a tenth of a mile short. They carried out checks after some runners claimed that it was too short and others that it was too long. The event is the...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017 at 10:03 pm

Boy, 15, in coma after falling from Brighton Marina car park

A 15-year-old boy is in a coma in hospital after suffering a serious head injury when he fell from a car park at Brighton Marina. Sussex Police said that they were not treating the boy’s fall as suspicious. The South East Coast Ambulance Service said: “We responded with a car and...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017 at 8:27 pm

Electric railway closed by gas pipe – Volk’s shut until autumn

The world’s oldest electric railway will stay closed during the summer season after workmen dug up a gas pipe. The old underground pipe has delayed the restoration of Volk’s Electric Railway which runs between the Palace Pier and Black Rock. Brighton and Hove City Council sai...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017 at 8:05 pm

Suspect charged with glassing man in the face in Brighton street

A suspect has been charged with glassing a man in the face in the centre of Brighton, Sussex Police said today (Friday 31 March). The force said: “Police are appealing for witnesses after a man who was dancing in New Road, Brighton, was glassed in the face. “The 36-year-old...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017 at 5:02 pm

Former chief constable joins Sussex county cricket board

The former chief constable of Sussex, Martin Richards, has joined the board of the county cricket club. Mr Richards, 57, was elected at the Sussex Cricket annual general meeting (AGM) earlier this week and becomes a non-executive director in place of Jim May. Mr May’s successor...
Posted On 31 Mar 2017 at 4:53 pm

Light aircraft crashes into sea at Shoreham

A light aircraft has crashed into the sea at Shoreham close to the shore this afternoon (Thursday 30 March). Well that ride took an interesting turn! #planecrash #shorehamairport #Shoreham #lancing #brightonandhovecityairpo… https://t.co/hOxuoOOG4j pic.twitter.com/DNaxfxkm7V...
Posted On 30 Mar 2017 at 5:11 pm

Brexit and the high cost of living in Brighton hit hospital staffing

Brexit and the high cost of living in Brighton are making it harder for health chiefs to recruit enough nurses. The day after the British government wrote to the European Union to start the formal process of leaving the EU – known as Brexit – a senior nurse spoke about the impact...
Posted On 30 Mar 2017 at 4:00 pm

Seafront traders fear they could go under if paving works overrun

Seafront business have been venting their frustrations this week at how seafront building work – or the lack of it – is hurting their trade. To the west, traders in the new West Pier Arches say they fear that work to repave the area outside their premises with...
Posted On 30 Mar 2017 at 12:51 pm

Brighton’s Disco Bunny stars in new Kasabian video

A dancer who reached global audiences when he starred in a video of him twisting and shouting with a pink-coated pensioner in Brighton has landed a new role in rock band Kasabian’s latest video. Pablo Woodward, better known as the Disco Bunny, plays an inpatient at the West...
Posted On 30 Mar 2017 at 12:37 pm

Teenage boy robbed of bike in Brighton street

A teenage boy was robbed of his bike in a Brighton street, Sussex Police said this morning (Thursday 30 March). The force said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to the robbery of cycle from a teenage boy in Brighton. “The 17-year old from Lewes was attacked in Surrenden Road,...
Posted On 30 Mar 2017 at 11:13 am