Boy, 13, reported missing

Sussex Police issued an appeal for help to find a missing 13-year-old boy this evening (Thursd1y 16 March). The force said: “Police are concerned about the welfare of missing 13-year-old Leon Anderson, from Peacehaven. “Leon was last seen at his address in Westview Close on...
Posted On 16 Mar 2017 at 9:22 pm

Three held after drugs raid in Portslade

Three people have been arrested after Sussex Police officers carried out a drugs raid at an address in Wickhurst Road, Portslade, this morning (Thursday 16 March). Officers executed a warrant at about 7.40am and seized four bags of cannabis. They also found what they described as...
Posted On 16 Mar 2017 at 6:21 pm

Thousands of pounds worth of food vouchers go unclaimed in Brighton and Hove

A campaign has been launched to tell families they could be missing out on government vouchers worth up to £900 per child to help with healthy food and vitamins. For families on a tight budget, one of the biggest barriers to eating well is the cost of healthy food including fruit...
Posted On 16 Mar 2017 at 1:40 pm

Rival union slams proposed Southern driver deal

The RMT has described a proposed agreement reached by Aslef and Southern as “the old deal in a new envelope” and says it believes drivers will reject it. The agreement was announced yesterday by GTR, which owns Southern, and the Aslef union, weeks after another deal...
Posted On 16 Mar 2017 at 12:00 pm

Plans for penthouse flat in ‘dull’ Bartholomew Square approved

A third attempt to get permission for a penthouse flat overlooking Brighton Town Hall and “uninspiring” Bartholomew Square has been approved on appeal. West Acre UK Investments applied in June last year to build the flat on the top of Priory House, which has been...
Posted On 16 Mar 2017 at 10:17 am

Ambassadors for Brighton wanted – to boost trade as Victorian town hall becomes business hub

Brighton Town Hall is to become a business hub attracting international trade and inward investment under plans to go before councillors next week. The scheme includes recruiting city ambassadors – a small pool of people drawn from the business world – to meet and greet and help...
Posted On 16 Mar 2017 at 4:45 am

As Brighton marine awaits sentence for manslaughter, BBC film offers insights into combat stress

As Brighton marine Alexander Blackman learnt that his conviction for murdering a Taliban fighter had been reduced to manslaughter, the BBC broadcast a film giving insights into combat stress. The BBC TV episode of Panorama included footage filmed in the moments surrounding the...
Posted On 16 Mar 2017 at 3:35 am

‘I was a political prisoner’ says Hove Corbyn supporter expelled by Labour

The Jeremy Corbyn supporter expelled by Labour for having been jailed for breaking United Nations sanctions against Iraq said that he was “a political prisoner”. Riad El-Taher, 77, was elected to the executive of the newly formed Hove Constituency Labour Party earlier this month....
Posted On 16 Mar 2017 at 3:28 am