Homeless camp rebuilds after windswept night

A homeless camp at St Peter’s Church has survived being battered by gale force winds overnight. An appeal has been launched to raise funds to replace any equipment damaged or lost in the high winds which have seen trees come down in Brighton this morning. But people close...
Posted On 06 Jun 2017 at 5:17 pm

New ‘specials’ team to target drink and drug drivers in Brighton tomorrow

A new team of special constables has been set up to tackle bad driving, drink and drug drivers and other traffic offences. One of their first tasks will be to target drink and drug drivers in Brighton as part of the month-long annual summer crackdown by Sussex Police. Chief...
Posted On 06 Jun 2017 at 4:24 pm

Overheating lift sparks six-pump fire response

Six fire engines were sent to a nine-storey block of flats in Brighton after reports of a burning smell inside. East Sussex Fire and Rescue put its high rise procedures were put in place and sent the six pumps, as well as the aerial ladder platform, and the command unit to...
Posted On 06 Jun 2017 at 2:44 pm

Police investigate dog poisoning in Portslade

Police are investigating a dog poisoning in Portslade and reported attempts to poison others in an area of open space popular with dog walkers. Sussex Police said that a warning letter was being sent to people living near where a cockapoo was poisoned with blue pellets in...
Posted On 06 Jun 2017 at 2:04 pm

A terror attack aimed at girls

The terrorist attacks in London and Manchester have prompted many questions, including questions about what the authorities knew and how they responded to what they knew. The Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi had been to Libya – a country in violent turmoil – and had links...
Posted On 06 Jun 2017 at 1:35 pm

Corbyn to be beamed into Brighton as part of multi-city rally

A live feed of Corbyn speaking to a rally in Birmingham will be broadcast to an audience of hundreds this evening as part of a multi-town rally across the UK. Emily Thornberry will be speaking in person at the Synergy Centre alongside live streamed speech from the Labour leader...
Posted On 06 Jun 2017 at 12:50 pm

Royal Albion fire treated as arson

A fire at a Brighton hotel is being treated as deliberate following a fire investigation, the fire service has announced. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called out at 7.12pm on Sunday to the Royal Albion Hotel on Old Steine following reports of a fire on the fifth...
Posted On 06 Jun 2017 at 10:45 am

Trees down as high winds hit Brighton

A pedestrian narrowly missed being hit by a falling elm tree as it crashed down on to a busy Brighton road this morning. At least three trees have come down in high winds this morning as gales hit the south coast, with a yellow weather warning in place for the region until this...
Posted On 06 Jun 2017 at 10:25 am

Visit the valley of Rota’s people – it might be nearer than you think!

It’s a gloriously warm Sunday afternoon in early June and a well-earned historic village culture-vulture stroll is in order and so I eagerly head over to the valley of Rota’s people. Judging by the name, one would surmise that such a place is located within deepest...
Posted On 06 Jun 2017 at 12:18 am