Four men jailed for 37 years after Brighton drugs bust

Four men, including a father and son from Brighton, have been jailed for 37 after a drugs bust at Brighton Station. Robert Compton, 53, of Wicklands Avenue, Saltdean, was sent to prison for 12 years. His son, Lee Compton, 32, of Roundhill Road, Brighton, was given a seven-year...
Posted On 24 May 2017 at 10:15 pm

Child stuck in lift freed by firefighters

A child had to be rescued by firefighters this afternoon after their hand became stuck in a lift. Two fire engines from Roedean and Preston Circus were sent to a block of flats in Donald Hall Road just before 4pm after receiving a call. A fire service spokeswoman said: “The...
Posted On 24 May 2017 at 5:33 pm

Armed police patrol Brighton – but no army for Sussex yet

Armed police have been stationed in Brighton and Hove today – but as yet, no armed forces are being deployed in the country. Commuters and shoppers have been both alarmed and reassured to see policemen carrying guns at Brighton Station and Churchill Square today, as the UK...
Posted On 24 May 2017 at 5:22 pm

Two car crash causes tailbacks

A two car crash on the south coast road caused huge tailbacks during yesterday’s afternoon rush hour. The occupants of the cars, which crashed shortly after 4pm, escaped with nothing more than minor injuries. Emergency services stayed at the scene to clear the road for...
Posted On 24 May 2017 at 4:52 pm

Missing Portslade schoolgirl found safe

A missing Portslade schoolgirl, Alice Lastra-Wescomb, has been found safe, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Wednesday 24 May). The force issued a public appeal on Monday afternoon to try to find Alice, 14, who left for school in Shoreham on Monday morning but failed to arrive....
Posted On 24 May 2017 at 4:44 pm

Hove doctors surgery taken out of special measures

A Hove doctors surgery has been taken out of special measures after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). A report by the CQC, published last week, said that, overall, Hove Medical Centre requires improvement – better than its previous inadequate rating. The GP...
Posted On 24 May 2017 at 4:33 pm

Concern grows for missing Brighton teen

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 16-year-old Klodian Marku who is missing from his home in Brighton. He was last seen at around midday on Sunday, 21 May. This is extremely out of character for Klodian and he has never failed to return home previously....
Posted On 24 May 2017 at 2:13 pm

Vigils held in Brighton and Hove

A number of vigils are being held in Brighton and Hove today in memory of the victims of the Manchester bombing. This morning, more than 200 people gathered outside Brighton and Hove town halls for a minute’s silence. More vigils are to be held this evening, at 6.30pm...
Posted On 24 May 2017 at 1:12 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion to host Madrid in friendly – it’s not Real

Brighton and Hove Albion are to host Atletico Madrid at the Amex in their final pre-season friendly. The Seagulls will play Los Rojiblancos – the red and whites – on Sunday 6 August with a 4pm kick-off. Diego Simeone’s side finished third in La Liga behind...
Posted On 24 May 2017 at 11:10 am

Brighton hospital trust had one of biggest funding deficits in the country, according to new figures

The hospital trust serving Brighton and Hove had one of the biggest deficits in the NHS in the past financial year, according to new figures. An analysis by the Health Service Journal (HSJ) listed deficits totalling £770 million – with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals...
Posted On 24 May 2017 at 9:24 am