Pupil approached by unknown man near Brighton school

Police are investigating an approach to a pupil by an unknown man near a Brighton school. And they asked parents to remind their children about stranger danger in light of the incident. Sussex Police said this afternoon (Friday 5 January): “Police are investigating an...
Posted On 05 Jan 2018 at 6:34 pm

Coast road closed as paramedics treat motorcyclist hurt in crash with van

The A259 coast road was closed as paramedics treated a motorcyclist who was injured in a crash with a van in Saltdean this afternoon (Friday 5 January). The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in the crash which happened at about 4pm on the westbound side of South Coast Road...
Posted On 05 Jan 2018 at 6:04 pm

Brighton crystal meth drug dealer jailed for nine years

A Brighton drug dealer who was caught selling crystal meth has been jailed for nine years at Hove Crown Court. Ashley Richardson, 29, of Springfield Road, Brighton, advertised “party bags” containing a cocktail of drugs including crystal meth, cocaine and amphetamines. Richardson...
Posted On 05 Jan 2018 at 3:02 pm

10,000 smokers quit in Brighton and Hove in four years

More than 10,000 people have given up smoking in Brighton and Hove over the past four years, the council said today (Friday 5 January). And with smoking blamed for hundreds of deaths a year locally and even more hospital admissions, people who still smoke are being encouraged to...
Posted On 05 Jan 2018 at 2:00 pm

Trust fund encourages Brighton community groups to apply for grants

A charitable trust is encouraging community groups in some of the poorer parts of Brighton to apply for grants as a funding round deadline looms. East Brighton Trust said: “Small grants of up to £500 are available to groups in Moulsecoomb, Bates Estate, Saunders Park, Manor...
Posted On 05 Jan 2018 at 1:20 pm

Drink driver flees barefoot across freezing fields after crash

A drink-driver crashed into a car and fled the scene across fields in freezing temperatures in Brighton. Henry McKeever was later located at the BP petrol station in Mill Road covered in mud, cuts and grazes. He had made his way across country without any shoes, and had a large...
Posted On 05 Jan 2018 at 10:28 am

Conservatives pick 20-year-old politics student to stand in East Brighton by-election

The Conservatives have chosen a 20-year-old politics and international relations student to stand in the East Brighton by-election. The Tory candidate is a second-year undergraduate at Sussex University who describes himself as a compassionate Conservative. He hopes to win the...
Posted On 05 Jan 2018 at 12:22 am