Police appeal for help to find missing 14-year-old boy from Hove

Police have asked the public for help to find a missing 14-year-old boy from Hove. Sussex Police issued an appeal this afternoon (Friday 10 November) just over 48 hours after Zen Daniels was last seen. The force said: “Police are concerned for Hove boy Zen Daniels who has...
Posted On 10 Nov 2017 at 7:46 pm

Every penny of Brighton and Hove council tax now spent on social care

Every penny the city council receives from council tax is now spent on social care, leaving services close to breaking point, council leader Warren Morgan warned today. A new analysis of council budgets nationally published today has found that for every £1 of council tax...
Posted On 10 Nov 2017 at 2:05 pm

Brighton police officers praised for running into burning flats

Three new Brighton transport police recruits found themselves thrown into the deep end when they rescued an elderly disabled couple from a burning block of flats. PC Sacha Patterson and his colleagues PC Melissa Knight and PC Sean Booth – who were both only a few weeks into the...
Posted On 10 Nov 2017 at 1:45 pm

Calls for return of lollipop crossing after boy hit by car outside school

Parents have called for the return of a school crossing patrol outside a busy Brighton primary school after a young child was injured at the junction once watched over by a lollipop man. A young boy was injured after scooting into Queen’s Park Terrace and being hit by a car...
Posted On 10 Nov 2017 at 12:18 pm

Police helicopter search for man and baby draws a blank

An extensive search involving the police helicopter for a man and a baby in Mile Oak was launched last night – but despite carrying on for at least five hours, no trace was found of them. A concerned member of the public called police shortly after 5.30pm saying they were...
Posted On 10 Nov 2017 at 11:51 am

Forgotten frying pan causes fire at Portslade retirement flats

A pensioner suffered smoke inhalation after an unattended frying pan caught fire at a retirement flat in Portslade yesterday evening. Fire Crews from Hove, Roedean and West Sussex were sent to the Hazel Holt retirement flats in Chalky Road at 6.52pm. Firefighters wearing...
Posted On 10 Nov 2017 at 11:00 am

Two candidates pitch for Labour councillor’s seat but he says ‘there’s no vacancy – yet!’

At least two people have said that they intend to apply to be the next Labour candidate for East Brighton Ward even though the sitting councillor has said: “There’s no vacancy – yet!” Former parliamentary candidate Nancy Platts leads the field as rivals...
Posted On 10 Nov 2017 at 1:16 am