‘Explosion’ at Brighton Station was blown fuse, police say

A loud bang which sent sparks flying over the platform and passengers at Brighton Station was a fuse blowing underneath a train, police said this afternoon. Worried commuters contacted police after hearing the bang, which some described as an explosion, at about 9.35am this...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017 at 5:47 pm

Sussex students refuse to pay rent for ‘dilapidated’ halls

More than one in three students living at a Sussex University halls of residence are going on an indefinite rent strike over ongoing building works and ‘unsanitary’ conditions – and campaigners say the campaign may spread to other halls. The students at Kings...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017 at 5:19 pm

Pair sought over burglary at Brighton jewellers

Police are looking for this Brighton pair who are wanted in connection with a burglary at a jewellers in Bond Street in the city on 6 December. Stuart McCue, 33 and Lacey Gunn, 32, are likely to be together and may also be linked to a theft of a purse in Lewes on 8 December....
Posted On 11 Dec 2017 at 5:02 pm

Hunt for teenage girl who disappeared on the way to school

Police are concerned for missing teenager Keziah Pateman from Brighton. Keziah, 14, was last seen walking to school at 8.40am this morning. She is black, 5ft 3in, of large build and with black hair tied up in a bun. Keziah was wearing black leggings, a red puffer jacket with a...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017 at 4:54 pm

Brighton road closed as man talked down from window ledge

A Brighton road was closed for two hours yesterday as police talked down a distressed man who had climbed onto a window ledge. Emergency services, including armed police, descended on Baxter Street shortly before 9am yesterday after the man climbed out of a window onto the ledge....
Posted On 11 Dec 2017 at 4:32 pm

Woman dies after falling from building

An elderly woman has died after falling from a block of flats on the Bristol Estate this morning. Emergency services were called after a passer by found the 72-year-old woman shortly after 10am today. But despite the best efforts of paramedics and staff at the Royal Sussex County...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017 at 4:07 pm

Warning after woman filmed diving into stormy seas to rescue dog

A video showing the moment a woman dived into high waves to rescue her dog after it jumped into the stormy sea from the Donut groyne has prompted warnings for people not to do the same. The film was shot by photographer Alessandro Intini yesterday at 3.15pm, when winds were near...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017 at 3:08 pm

Brighton school wins national sports award

A Brighton school has been rated one of the best in the country for sport. Carden Nursery and Primary School is one of only 104 schools in the country to receive the new School Games Platinum Award from the Youth Sport Trust, a national charity. The platinum award was open only...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017 at 12:42 pm

Lucky escape for four OAPs rescued from flipped car

Four pensioners who had to be cut out of a car which flipped over in Seven Dials on Saturday evening escaped with no injuries Emergency services were called to the single-car crash in Prestonville Road at 11pm. “We were called to a crash involving a single car with four...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017 at 11:07 am

Snow and ice weather warning extended to just north of Brighton

11am UPDATE: Two cold weather warnings have been issued as sleet falls over Brighton and Hove and snow settles on the South Downs. A weather warning for snow and ice was extended to just north of Brighton and Hove this morning – but the city is still very unlikely to see...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017 at 9:58 am