Two residents die after start of ‘inadequate’ Hove care home inspection triggered by whistleblowers

Two residents died between the start and end of an unannounced care home inspection in Hove, which was triggered by whistleblowers. The registered manager walked out on the second day of the three-day inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the official government...
Posted On 31 May 2017 at 9:51 pm

Firefighters rescue dog from sea after it goes over Brighton Marina wall

Firefighters rescued a dog from the sea after it went over the sea wall at Brighton Marina early this morning (Wednesday 31 May). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 6.03am Roedean firefighters were mobilised to Brighton Marina after a dog was reported to be in the sea...
Posted On 31 May 2017 at 6:27 pm

Man arrested after two women groped in Brighton

A man has been arrested after two women were groped in Brighton, Sussex Police said today (Wednesday 31 May). And detectives want to hear from any other women who may have been targeted but who did not report the incidents. The sexual assaults took place in the Jubilee Library...
Posted On 31 May 2017 at 6:00 pm

Bong signs deal for another year with Brighton and Hove Albion

Brighton and Hove Albion defender Gaetan Bong has agreed a new one-year contract with the club. Albion said: “The Cameroonian was one of four players to be offered a new deal earlier this month, and has now committed his future to Albion for another year once his current contract...
Posted On 31 May 2017 at 5:49 pm

Tenant deposits dip slightly in Brighton and Hove but remain well above national average

The price of a deposit for tenants in Brighton and Hove dipped slightly in the latest quarter for which figures are available but remained well above the national average. The Deposit Protection Service (DPS) said: “Tenancy deposits for properties with Brighton’s ‘BN’ postcode...
Posted On 31 May 2017 at 1:55 am

From cake sales and jelly wellies to an online way to pay for politics

Many parliamentary candidates and smaller political parties may have welcomed the introduction of fixed-term elections under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011. It gave them time to plan, develop campaigns and fundraise. But the snap election has wiped out the time to raise...
Posted On 30 May 2017 at 11:28 pm

Police ask for help identifying knife attacker who stabbed man in Brighton on Saturday

A man was stabbed in the centre of Brighton on Saturday night, Sussex Police said today (Tuesday 30 May) as they asked for help identifying him. The force said: “Police in Brighton are appealing for witnesses after they were called shortly before 10pm on Saturday night (27 May)...
Posted On 30 May 2017 at 10:28 pm

Man attacked on Brighton to London train

A man was attacked on a late-night train from Brighton to London, the British Transport Police (BTP) said today (Tuesday 30 May). The BTP said: “Officers have launched an investigation following an assault on board a train from Brighton to London Victoria. “The incident happened...
Posted On 30 May 2017 at 10:33 am

Union threatens strike as schools cut 51 jobs across Brighton and Hove

The GMB union is exploring the support for a strike as nine schools prepare to lay off 51 teaching assistants and cut pay for other staff across Brighton and Hove. The union said today (Tuesday 30 May): “This reduction in staff in schools and the classroom will have an extremely...
Posted On 30 May 2017 at 10:12 am

Brighton and Hove candidates to take part in Older People’s Council election hustings

Brighton and Hove candidates in the general election are taking part in hustings aimed at older people tomorrow (Tuesday 30 May). The event, at the Brighthelm Centre, in North Road, Brighton, has been organised by the Older People’s Council and the Brighton branch of the National...
Posted On 29 May 2017 at 11:00 pm