Dog walker attacks woman in Brighton park

A dog walker attacked a woman in a Brighton park after she pointed out that dogs were not allowed in the children’s play area, Sussex Police said today (Thursday 25 May). The force said: “Officers are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in a children’s play park...
Posted On 25 May 2017 at 3:16 pm

Deliveroo warned by police over nuisance riding

Police have warned Deliveroo its riders will face action if they are caught on the pavement after receiving complaints. The warning was made to the multinational company on Twitter after a video of one of its mopeds being driven on the pavement on Western Road was posted on...
Posted On 25 May 2017 at 12:59 pm

Fire service wants full-time recruits for the first time in eight years

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting full-time firefighters for the first time in eight years. The fire service, which has three fire stations in Brighton and Hove, said that it was anticipating the retirement of a number of existing staff. Chief Fire Officer Dawn...
Posted On 25 May 2017 at 10:41 am

The Great Escape 2017 Exclusive Gig Reports & Photos by Nick Linazasoro & Martin J Fuller – Day 1: Thursday 18th May

Act 1: MOLLY MOLLY (12:00-12:30 Prince Albert). You might be surprised to learn that Molly is in fact a duo of young chaps from The Alps, who musically got together in a little basement in November 2014. I must say that this is shoegaze of the highest order. The drummer struck...
Posted On 25 May 2017 at 12:40 am

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