Circus performer ambushes Brighton Kemptown election contest

The general election campaign in Brighton Kemptown has been ambushed by the Circus of Horrors. Doktor Haze – real name John Hayes Mabley – has thrown his hat, well, one of them, into the ring that is the contest for a seat in the House of Commons. The 60-year-old is also...
Posted On 11 May 2017 at 10:29 pm

Man in car smashes bottle over cyclist’s head on Hove seafront

A man in a car smashed a bottle over the head of a cyclist on Hove seafront after a row. Sussex Police said today (Thursday 11 May): “Police are appealing for further witnesses to a serious assault in Brunswick Terrace, Hove. “The incident happened at around 4.35pm on Thursday 20...
Posted On 11 May 2017 at 9:16 pm

Hove man sentenced for attacking transgender woman in Brighton

A man from Hove has been given a suspended prison sentence after he attacked a transgender woman in St James’s Street, in Brighton. Philip Poole, 41, a cleaner, of Shirley Street, Hove, verbally abused 25-year-old Connie McLaughlan and punched her and pulled her hair. When a...
Posted On 11 May 2017 at 7:10 pm

Coming to a screen near you – the wanted Brighton cinema vandal

A vandal caused £1,500 damage when he smashed the screen of a ticket machine at the Odeon cinema in Brighton on Monday (8 May). The man believed to have smashed the screen was captured on CCTV and is now being hunted by Sussex Police. The force said today (Thursday 11 May): “A...
Posted On 11 May 2017 at 6:06 pm

General election latest – 14 candidates stand for the three seats in Brighton and Hove

Fourteen candidates are standing for the three parliamentary seats in Brighton and Hove at the general election on Thursday 8 June. The Conservatives and Labour are putting up candidates for a seat in the House of Commons in all three seats while the Greens will try to retain...
Posted On 11 May 2017 at 5:31 pm

Homeless Brighton teen died after falling from pier

A homeless teenager who friends say was moved from Brighton after being evicted from a hostel for bringing friends round died last week after falling from Eastbourne Pier. Callum King, who was just 18, fell from the pier on Friday at about midday. He was pulled from the water by...
Posted On 11 May 2017 at 2:51 pm

Brighton care home requires improvement says official watchdog

A Brighton care home requires improvement, according to the government’s official watchdog. Sycamore Court, in Fitzherbert Drive, off Bear Road, Brighton, was given the overall rating of “requires improvement” in a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Inspectors said that...
Posted On 11 May 2017 at 1:28 pm

Pubgoer robbed in Duke Street

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a robbery in Duke Street, Brighton, during the early hours of Friday morning (5 May). The victim, a 24-year-old man from Shoreham, was walking home from an evening at the pub when he was approached by three men...
Posted On 11 May 2017 at 12:12 pm