Southern Water staff tackle April shower from leaking main in Brighton

It’s the time of year when we can expect April showers – and Southern Water workers were called out when this one started in Brighton yesterday (Tuesday 11 April) at about noon. Described by one local resident as a “pop-up fountain”, the spout reached about 40ft as it doused the...
Posted On 12 Apr 2017 at 11:52 pm

Watchdog urges EDF customers to shop around after second price rise in four months

The official energy watchdog Ofgem has urged EDF customers to shop around after the company put up its prices for the second time in four months. The French company has many customers in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area, having bought the local electricity company...
Posted On 12 Apr 2017 at 8:40 pm

Former Brighton councillor speaks about death threats after man jailed for saying he would stab MP

The Lewes MP and former Brighton councillor Maria Caulfield has spoken about receiving death threats. Her comments came as a man was jailed at Brighton Magistrates’ Court for threatening to stab her fellow Conservative MP Caroline Ansell to death. Mark Sands, 51, of Upperton...
Posted On 12 Apr 2017 at 8:10 pm

Brighton girl, 4, must stay with adoptive parents in ‘profoundly concerning’ case

A four-year-old girl from Brighton must stay with her adoptive parents, the most senior family court judge in the country has ruled. Her father is raising her three siblings but Brighton and Hove City Council put his youngest child – referred to as “W” for legal reasons – up for...
Posted On 12 Apr 2017 at 7:42 pm

Planners turn down scheme to build 125 homes in Portslade

Councillors have turned down planning permission for 125 homes to be built on a greenfield site in Mile Oak after hundreds of objections from neighbours. More than 360 people opposed plans by Crest Nicholson for land between Overdown Rise and Mile Oak Road, Portslade. The company...
Posted On 12 Apr 2017 at 4:18 pm