Corbyn supporters win key posts in Hove Labour elections

Supporters of the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn were elected to the executive of the newly formed Hove Constituency Labour Party last night (Wednesday 1 March). Nine out of ten of those elected were on the slate backed by Momentum, the Corbyn-supporting political organisation. The...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017 at 1:38 pm

60-bike drag race at Brighton Marina sparks police operation

A massive drag race around the Asda car park has helped spark a crackdown on “risky and careless behaviour” by car drivers and motorcyclists this year. Activity has centred on Brighton Marina and the Asda supermarket, with those responsible gathering in numbers before...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017 at 12:57 pm

Almost 300 Brighton homes left without power

Almost 300 Brighton homes were left without electricity to make their morning cup of tea this morning after a cable fault in Hanover. Homes in Albion Hill, Grove Street and Jersey Street were affected by the fault, which knocked out power shortly after 8.30am. A speedy fix meant...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017 at 9:47 am

Brighton to host X-Factor auditions next week

The X-Factor – the TV talent show created by Simon Cowell – is coming to Brighton to hold open auditions next week. Crowds are expected at Churchill Square shopping centre where the auditions are being held from 10am to 5pm on Friday 10 March although don’t expect to see...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017 at 1:22 am

Crisis in cash-strapped Brighton police’s domestic and sex abuse unit and community policing ‘erosion’ fears flagged as force told to improve

A lack of domestic abuse officers in Brighton and Hove and fears of an erosion in neighbourhood policing have been flagged up by a government inspector as she tells Sussex Police it requires improvement today. The force’s official rating has fallen from good last year to...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017 at 12:01 am