Body found on Brighton beach near Palace Pier

A man’s body has been found on a Brighton beach near the Palace Pier, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Saturday 30 September). The force said at lunchtime: “Following an extensive search for a 28-year-old man reported missing in the sea near Brighton’s Palace Pier on...
Posted On 30 Sep 2017 at 2:02 pm

Brighton councillor shortlisted for national award

A Brighton councillor has been shortlisted for a national award two years after becoming chairman of the local Health and Wellbeing Board. Daniel Yates, 44, who represents Moulsecoomb and Bevendean Ward on Brighton and City Council, is in the running for the Health and Care Award...
Posted On 30 Sep 2017 at 12:42 pm

Lifeboat crews and coastguard search for missing Brighton swimmer

Lifeboat crews and the coastguard have been searching for a missing swimmer who was reported to have gone into the sea in Brighton early this morning (Saturday 30 September). The Brighton RNLI crew were called out at about 7.45am – quarter of an hour after the swimmer was seen...
Posted On 30 Sep 2017 at 10:47 am

Armed police to patrol Brighton music festival today

Armed police are to patrol a music festival in Brighton today (Saturday 30 September). They will be sent to keep almost 10,000 people safe at the Boundary Festival in Stanmer Park where sniffer dogs will be deployed to help enforce a zero-tolerance approach to drugs. Sussex...
Posted On 30 Sep 2017 at 8:27 am

Davina McCall to join Brighton and Hove Memory Walk for her father

TV presenter Davina McCall is due to join the Memory Walk in Brighton and Hove today (Saturday 30 September) with her father Andrew, who is living with Alzheimer’s disease. She and her family helped to publicise the series of 34 fundraising walks on behalf of the Alzheimer’s...
Posted On 30 Sep 2017 at 2:37 am

Palace Pier boss promises big makeover as profits soar

Palace Pier boss Luke Johnson has promised a £1.3 million upgrade to the Brighton seafront attraction’s bars and restaurants as profits soared. Work is due to start start in October. Mr Johnson, executive chairman of the Brighton Pier Group, said: “As well as a major upgrade to...
Posted On 29 Sep 2017 at 11:55 pm

Greater Brighton bosses map out digital future

Greater Brighton bosses have spent two days setting out their vision of the area’s future in a pitch to senior civil servants. Members of the Greater Brighton Economic Board hosted a two-day workshop at which they spoke about the huge challenges around housing and mapped out a...
Posted On 29 Sep 2017 at 9:03 pm

Police ask public for help to find missing Brighton man

Police have issued a public appeal for help finding a man who has been missing for the past two days. The force said this afternoon (Friday 29 September): “Have you seen missing man Sean Duffin? “Police are extremely concerned for the wellbeing of Sean Duffin who has been missing...
Posted On 29 Sep 2017 at 5:45 pm

Bogus taxman calls dozens of people across Brighton and Hove

Bogus tax collectors have called dozens of people across Brighton and Hove over the past few days pretending to be from Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Sussex Police said: “Police are reminding people to remain vigilant after they received 45 reports on scam phone calls in just two...
Posted On 29 Sep 2017 at 2:40 pm

New online parking permit system says no – days before zones go live

Three days before a raft of new parking zones are due to go live, the council’s new online parking permit system is still riven by bugs stopping people buying permits. The problems first started becoming apparent more than a month ago, when thousands of letters were sent...
Posted On 29 Sep 2017 at 12:45 pm