Fewer bikes being stolen in Brighton and Hove, say police

Fewer bikes are being stolen in Brighton and Hove, according to Sussex Police, who credited a sustained operation targeting thieves. The force said: “A police operation to tackle bike thefts in Brighton and Hove is proving to be a success with the city hitting the lowest amount...
Posted On 12 Dec 2017 at 7:24 pm

Suspected crystal meth gang busted in Brighton drug raids

A suspected crystal meth drug dealing gang have been busted in a series of police raids in Brighton. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Tuesday 12 December): “Police targeted an organised crime group who are believed to have been supplying crystal meth and other controlled drugs...
Posted On 12 Dec 2017 at 5:40 pm

Wet wipes blamed for huge number of blocked pipes and floods

Wet wipes and baby wipes are blamed for a huge number of blocked pipes and floods in a new study. The findings have prompted Southern Water, which supplies water to homes in Brighton and Hove and pipes sewage away, to issue a warning about wipes and other “unflushables”. Southern...
Posted On 12 Dec 2017 at 1:28 pm

Brighton girl’s family launches fundraising bid to save her leg

A Brighton Mum has launched a crowdfunding campaign in a desperate bid to save her young daughter’s leg. Westdene Primary School pupil Kyra Warrell, age six, was born with a rare condition called Proximal Focal Femoral Deficiency (PFFD), which means her left leg is deformed...
Posted On 12 Dec 2017 at 11:38 am

Strike-weary commuters outraged at permanent withdrawal of packed rush hour train

Brighton commuters who have suffered many months of strike-hit and disrupted services have hit out at the decision to permanently cancel a jam packed morning train. The 6.37am Southern service from Brighton to London Bridge has been withdrawn ahead of new Thameslink services...
Posted On 12 Dec 2017 at 11:30 am

Eight city schools opt out of extended half term next year

Eight Brighton and Hove schools have opted out of the extended autumn half term after just one year of the two-year trial. All the city’s Catholic schools except Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School have followed Cardinal Newman’s lead, and they are joined by new free...
Posted On 12 Dec 2017 at 11:15 am

Concern grows for woman, 84, last seen driving to Brighton from Rottingdean

UPDATE: As we were publishing this story, police were preparing to put out an update to say she’d been found. Police are growing concerned for a woman who has been missing overnight. Jean Winser from Chaucer Drive in West Wittering was reported missing by her lodger at...
Posted On 12 Dec 2017 at 10:30 am