Man treated in hospital after attempted robbery in Hove

A man was treated in hospital after being injured during an attempted robbery in Hove, Sussex Police said today (Friday 17 March). The force said: “Detectives are investigating an attempted robbery in Hove. A group of men, all in their twenties, were walking from Brighton at...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017 at 7:36 pm

Southern guards to strike again as RMT calls for ‘meaningful talks’ in trains dispute

Another strike on the railways has been called for Tuesday 4 April as part of a long-running dispute between guards, belonging to the RMT union, and train operator Southern. Guards will walk out for 24 hours from midnight in just over a fortnight’s time in the row over the...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017 at 7:26 pm

Scooter teens brandish knives in attempted robbery in Brighton street in broad daylight

Two teenagers on a moped tried to rob a man at knifepoint in broad daylight in a Brighton street, Sussex Police said today (Friday 17 March). The force said: “Officers are investigating after a man was threatened with a knife at around 2.45pm on Tuesday (14 March). “The victim, a...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017 at 1:39 pm

Brighton MP’s letter proves just the ticket for shopkeepers

A couple who bought a shop had a run of bad luck with lottery firm Camelot until their MP got involved. James and Michelle Johnson took over the Ovingdean Village Stores, in Longhill Road, Ovingdean, last year. Mr Johnson said: “When we bought the shop the lottery machine wasn’t...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017 at 12:12 pm

Former Transport Minister takes the wheel at Brighton bus company

Former Transport Minister Norman Baker starts a new job running the Big Lemon bus company in Brighton and Hove next week. Mr Baker, the Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes from 1997 to 2015, aims to steer the environmentally friendly bus business to even greater success. He served as...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017 at 9:00 am

Brighton Gogglebox family prepare to share private passions on public stage

Three members of a family best known for sitting in front of the television and spouting their views are preparing to share their passions on stage for a special club night. The Michaels, from Brighton, have won fame on the Channel 4 TV show Gogglebox. Now Andrew, Pascal and...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017 at 4:15 am

Case against suspected child sex offender dropped after defendant found dead

The court case against a suspected child sex offender has been dropped after the defendant was found dead by police. The case was discontinued after a death certificate for John Melly, 51, of Havencrest, in Cavell Avenue, Peacehaven, was handed to Judge Janet Waddicor at Lewes...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017 at 3:32 am

Hove car thief jailed after 130mph chase

A car thief has been jailed after stealing a Range Rover from Hove and trying to get away from police at speeds of more than 130mph. Anwar Abdulrahman, 25, stole the £106,000 black Range Rover Sport belonging to IT consultancy boss Tim Thrower, 46, from his driveway in Tongdean...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017 at 1:10 am

Electric bus trials start in Brighton and Hove

Trials of an electric bus have started in Brighton and Hove as two local companies vie to get more environmentally friendly services up and running. Brighton and Hove Buses started testing a small single-deck electric bus – known as a Streetair – on the number 50 route between...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017 at 12:02 am