Fire authority appoints new chief fire officer

  East Sussex Fire Authority has appointed a new chief fire officer, confirming the promotion of deputy chief fire officer Dawn Whittaker, who has served as the interim chief since April. She said: “It has been a great experience joining East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service....
Posted On 05 Oct 2017 at 6:46 pm

Trio jailed for trafficking and pimping vulnerable women

Three people who pimped out trafficked vulnerable women at hotels around the south east, including Brighton, are facing lengthy jail sentences after being found guilty on prostitution and trafficking charges. Hong Chin, 45, Lin Wei Gao, 44, and Tingli Lu, 47, were all charged...
Posted On 05 Oct 2017 at 2:46 pm

Drive to make Brighton the UK’s first plastic-free city

Brighton pubs, cafes and restaurants have been sucked into a campaign to remove plastic straws from their venues in order to help clean up our seas. The Plastic Free Pledge asks venues to replace plastic straws with alternatives such as reusable stainless steel, or biodegradeable...
Posted On 05 Oct 2017 at 1:26 pm

Brighton’s ‘oldest building’ wins £64k grant to restore stencils

Beautiful stencils at the 13th century St Peter’s Church at Preston Park will be restored and conserved thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £64,000. The Edwardian stencils were designed in a medieval style by Philip Mainwairing Johnston to replace the original ones...
Posted On 05 Oct 2017 at 11:49 am