Police appeal for help tracing suspected Brighton burglar

Sussex Police issued an appeal for help tracing a burglary suspect today (Friday 23 June).    The force said: “Police are searching for Nicholas Cooney, who is wanted on suspicion of committing two burglaries in Brighton. “Officers would like to speak to the...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017 at 10:12 pm

Corbyn mobbed by cheering crowd in Brighton

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn emerged from a union conference in Brighton to a sea of cheering supporters this morning (Friday 23 June). And to the crowd’s delight he gave an impromptu speech outside the Brighton Centre in which he said he was proud of his party’s election...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017 at 5:03 pm

Brighton fire crews tackle smoker’s accidental fire

Firefighters from Preston Circus and Roedean in Brighton joined colleagues from Newhaven to tackle a smoker’s accidental fire in Peacehaven. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that when the fire was reported, at 5.20pm yesterday (Thursday 22 June), there were people...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017 at 3:37 pm

Southern plans revised timetable as train drivers prepare for overtime ban

Southern said that it would operate a revised timetable if the company’s train drivers go ahead with a proposed overtime ban from next Thursday (29 June). The company said: “Southern Railway plans to operate a revised timetable that would give passengers more reliable services if...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017 at 1:51 pm

Sussex pick new skipper for rest of county championship season

Sussex County Cricket Club announced that Ben Brown would captain the side for the rest of the county championship season today (Friday 23 June). Brown hopes that Sussex will challenge for promotion in their remaining eight fixtures, with their next match, against...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017 at 1:37 pm

Driver due before court after A27 crash with police car

A man is due before magistrates this morning (Friday 23 June) accused of dangerous driving and assault on the A27 just west of Brighton and Hove. He was arrested after crashing into a police car in an incident blamed for delaying thousands of people between Brighton and Hove,...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017 at 10:24 am

Our highest priority has always been tenant safety, says council leader

The image of Grenfell Tower against the backdrop of the London skyline is something that will stay with all of us for a very long time. We must always remember the victims who sadly lost their lives and the emergency and public services who, alongside volunteers and the local...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017 at 5:40 am

Bishop of Chichester responds to report into handling of abuse claims against Peter Ball

The Bishop of Chichester Martin Warner has responded to a report about the church’s failings when claims of sexual abuse were made against the former Bishop of Lewes Peter Ball. Dr Warner said: “We who serve in the diocese of Chichester welcome the report of the independent...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017 at 2:36 am

Opinion – Why being transgender was irrelevant in my general election campaign

As I stood on stage, a room full of expectant people looking up at me, I was totally focused on the next words that I would hear: “Sophie Rose Cook, Labour Party, 20,882.” In the space of five short weeks we’d achieved the seemingly impossible, taking a previously safe Tory seat...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017 at 2:04 am

Wheelie bins for recycling delivered to 60,000 homes across Brighton and Hove

About 60,000 homes are being given wheelie bins for recycling instead of black boxes for paper, card, cans and plastic bottles. Black boxes will stay in use for glass. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “The bins are being introduced in response to requests from residents as...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017 at 1:13 am