Police more likely to identify stalking and harassment in wake of Shana Grice tragedy

Sussex Police is recording more domestic abuse cases as harassment and stalking in the wake of the Shana Grice tragedy. Michael Lane was last week found guilty of murdering the Portslade teenager, who was found dead in her bungalow which he had set on fire in a bid to cover his...
Posted On 27 Mar 2017 at 4:11 pm

Praise for seafront heroes who tried to save drowned man

Brighton and Hove City Council leader Warren Morgan has praised the outstanding efforts of emergency services, the council’s seafront team and members of the Brighton Surf Club in trying to rescue a man who drowned near the Peace Statue on Hove seafront. After a search on...
Posted On 27 Mar 2017 at 4:09 pm

Four new Brighton buildings shortlisted for prestigious architecture prize

Four Brighton buildings have been shortlisted for RIBA’s south east awards. The i360, Brighton College’s entrance tower and music school, and a set of three houses in Withdean Road dubbed the Traffic Lights because of their green, yellow and amber cladding have been...
Posted On 27 Mar 2017 at 4:03 pm

i360 to remain closed for another day while tests continue

The i360 will remain closed for another day while investigations as to what caused it to get stuck for two hours on Saturday continue. The attraction came to a halt with a jerk at about 3.30pm on Saturday, and after the guests were brought back down to ground, the ride was...
Posted On 27 Mar 2017 at 3:53 pm

Teen arrested after man slashed in face by broken bottle

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of bottling a man on Brighton seafront and injuring his face. Sussex Police issued an appeal for witnesses this afternoon (Monday 27 March). The force said: “A 22-year-old man from London has sustained a serious injury to his face...
Posted On 27 Mar 2017 at 3:14 pm

Health chiefs aim to tackle £6m nursing crisis

Health chiefs are trying to recruit 150 extra nurses in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area to tackle a £6 million crisis. The recruitment campaign was announced today (Monday 27 March) by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which looks after mental health patients in...
Posted On 27 Mar 2017 at 1:31 pm

Boy, 16, given four years for stabbing outside Portslade corner shop

Three teenagers have been sentenced after one of them was stabbed just yards from a young child outside a corner shop in Portslade. The youngest – a 16-year-old boy from Portslade – was given four years’ detention for stabbing another 16-year-old boy in the neck and stomach. Both...
Posted On 27 Mar 2017 at 1:11 pm

More than one in five 101 calls went unanswered last summer

More than one in five non-emergency calls to Sussex Police went unanswered from July to September last year – with almost one in six abandoned across the year. The startling figures have been revealed in response to a freedom of information request made by Brighton...
Posted On 27 Mar 2017 at 11:18 am

Thousands in temporary accommodation in Brighton and Hove, latest figures indicate

Thousands of people – many of them children – are in temporary accommodation in Brighton and Hove, according to newly published figures. Some 1,655 households – many including children – were in temporary accommodation out of 21,570 households across England but outside London....
Posted On 27 Mar 2017 at 4:30 am

Former Brighton parliamentary candidate leaves Labour leader’s office to join social enterprise

Former Brighton parliamentary candidate Nancy Platts is leaving her job as part of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s backroom team to join a social enterprise called Campaign Collective. According to press reports she is one of a number of staff leaving Mr Corbyn’s team, with some...
Posted On 27 Mar 2017 at 3:46 am
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