A23 reopens after lorry overturns at just north of Brighton

The A23 has reopened after a lorry overturned just north of Brighton this morning (Thursday 18 May). Sussex Police said: “The A23 at Pyecombe reopened at noon after being closed for nearly three hours. “A lorry shed its load of rocks and collided with a BMW car just...
Posted On 18 May 2017 at 5:40 pm

Brighton and Hove welcomes new mayor

Brighton and Hove has a new mayor with the election of Mo Marsh this afternoon (Thursday 18 May) by her fellow councillors. The 69-year-old Labour councillor for Moulsecoomb and Bevendean will put aside party politics for the coming year as she becomes the city’s first citizen....
Posted On 18 May 2017 at 5:32 pm

Albion bosses thank players and fans as they accept the freedom of Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove Albion’s bosses thanked players, staff and fans as they accepted the freedom of the city this afternoon (Thursday 18 May). The football club’s manager Chris Hughton said: “It’s a hugely emotional day for me and my family. It’s certainly something that we didn’t...
Posted On 18 May 2017 at 4:04 pm

Break in at Brighton tea shop

The owner of a Brighton tea shop says he is overwhelmed by the support of his customers after a break-in this week. Vas Onica was devastated to find that Talk of Tea in Spring Street had been broken into when he arrived there on Tuesday morning. Fortunately, the burglars only...
Posted On 18 May 2017 at 2:41 pm

Mike Holland manslaughter trial halted

The trial of Brighton millionaire and his foreman for manslaughter over the death of a worker at Stanmer has been halted because of juror issues. The trial, which opened on Tuesday, was stopped this morning but will be relisted for a later date. A spokeswoman for the Crown...
Posted On 18 May 2017 at 12:20 pm

Lorry overturns in crash with car on A23 just north of Brighton

A lorry has overturned in a crash with a car on the A23 just north of Brighton, leaving one person injured and the road closed. Sussex Police said: “A lorry has overturned on the A23 at Pyecombe, colliding with another vehicle. “Emergency services were called to the scene, on the...
Posted On 18 May 2017 at 11:16 am

Spreading mayoral charity wide has led to a bumper fundraising year

Last year, when Cllr. Pete West had just been appointed as Mayor, he was criticised for selecting 27 mayoral charities instead of the usual two or three. At the time I wrote: “The new mayor, Cllr Peter West, is taking an interesting and novel approach to his charities. Rather...

Paris to Brighton Bike Ride crew raise £37k for charity

A team of cyclists have raised £37,500 for the mayor’s charities by cycling from Paris to Brighton. The event started with Brighton and Hove Mayor Pete West in Paris remotely setting off the Brighton Fringe opening fireworks by live video link. Councillor West then joined 30...
Posted On 18 May 2017 at 1:59 am

New music in Brighton and Hove

The Great Escape is thankfully finally here in Brighton and Hove. For those of you that maybe are not aware of what it is all about, it is a three day music festival held at a majority of venues in the city, that aims to promote brand new up-and-coming music artists as opposed to...
Posted On 18 May 2017 at 12:00 am