5 unusual structures around Brighton & Hove that you might not be familiar with

1. Hangleton Manor Dovecote: This 17th-century dovecote stands in the grounds of Hangleton Manor in Hangleton Manor Drive, which is said to be the oldest secular building in Brighton and Hove and dates from 1540. The circular dovecote has reputedly been haunted by ghost pigeons...
Posted On 20 Jun 2017 at 11:47 pm

Police investigation into Shoreham air show crash almost complete

A second pre-inquest review was held today (Tuesday 20 June) into the deaths of 11 people who died in the Shoreham air show crash in August 2015. West Sussex senior coroner Penelope Schofield was given an update on the current investigations by Sussex Police. The police said that...
Posted On 20 Jun 2017 at 7:19 pm

Man arrested over Brighton restaurant fire

A man has been arrested on suspicion of starting a fire at a Brighton restaurant, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Tuesday 20 June). The 52-year-old Hove man was questioned about the fire that started at La Tana, in Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, in the early hours of Sunday...
Posted On 20 Jun 2017 at 7:06 pm

Disappointing Ofsted report for Brighton primary school

A Brighton primary school has received a disappointing Ofsted report under the tougher inspection framework having previously been graded good. Ofsted told Moulsecoomb Primary School that it “requires improvement” – the third best grade out of four. The school, in The Highway,...
Posted On 20 Jun 2017 at 6:52 pm

Sex abuse, drugs, booze and grooming – schools and police send warning to thousands of Brighton and Hove parents

Schools and police have sent letters to the parents and carers of thousands of teenagers across Brighton and Hove, warning them about the dangers of “harmful behaviour”. Sussex Police asked all the secondary schools in the city to write to parents about the threat of sex abuse,...
Posted On 20 Jun 2017 at 6:20 am

Opinion – Brighton housing charity chief explores the politics of the Grenfell Tower fire

This has been a week full of tragedy – the fire at Grenfell Tower. There has been an appalling loss of life and acts of amazing heroism. We have been told that this is not the time to be political. But why not? Housing is political. The death of even one person is political. This...
Posted On 20 Jun 2017 at 5:59 am

Train driver shortlisted for national award after track death

A train driver has been shortlisted for a national award for his outstanding help to colleagues after a train from Brighton – on which he was a passenger – hit and killed a 19-year-old. Mo Latif offered support to the train driver and fellow passengers after the incident on the...
Posted On 20 Jun 2017 at 5:59 am

Half the residents at closed Brighton care home given help finding somewhere new by council

Half of the 22 residents at a Brighton nursing home which closed last month were given help finding somewhere new to live by Brighton and Hove City Council. At least five of them were having their fees at Dane House paid by the council which was given notice of the closure in...
Posted On 20 Jun 2017 at 2:15 am

Every tower block to have fire safety checks across Brighton and Hove

Every tower block is to have a fire safety check across the area, Brighton and Hove City Council said last night (Monday 19 June). The council also vowed to double-check its own 43 high-rise blocks of flats to reassure residents after the Grenfell Tower fire last week. It will...
Posted On 20 Jun 2017 at 1:18 am