Smear test rates fall in Brighton and Hove and remain worst in south east

Smear test rates have fallen in Brighton and Hove and remain the worst in the south east. And health chiefs suspect that many who miss out on their tests are too embarrassed about their bodies. The rate in Brighton and Hove fell to 68.6 per cent in 2016-17 from 69.5 per cent the...
Posted On 22 Jan 2018 at 7:17 pm

One taken to hospital after motorbike crash closes A27 in Brighton

One person was taken to hospital after a motorbike crash closed a stretch of the A27 Brighton bypass this morning (Monday 22 January). Three vehicles were involved in the crash and initial reports suggested that the motorcyclist suffered minor injuries. The accident, just after...
Posted On 22 Jan 2018 at 2:54 pm

Hove woman suffers serious back injuries in A23 crash

A woman from Hove suffered serious back injuries in a crash as she headed towards home down the A23. A second woman from Hove suffered minor injuries in the crash which led to the road being closed for nearly four hours. Sussex Police issued an appeal for witnesses today (Monday...
Posted On 22 Jan 2018 at 1:51 pm

Missing teenage girl found safe

A missing teenage girl who was believed to be in Brighton has been found safe. Yasmin Price, 15, went missing on Saturday 13 January. She was spotted in Churchill Square, Brighton, the next day. Sussex Police said: “Missing Eastbourne girl Yasmin Price has been found safe....
Posted On 22 Jan 2018 at 1:37 pm

Drivers face week-long mobile phone crackdown starting today

Drivers have been warned that Sussex Police will start a crackdown on mobile phone use at the wheel from today (Monday 22 January). Those caught in the week-long crackdown risk a £200 fine and six penalty points on their driving licence. The force said: “It could also cost...
Posted On 22 Jan 2018 at 1:16 pm

Driver accuses traffic warden of vendetta against him

A driver was so angry at being given a series of parking tickets by the same warden he took his complaint all the way to the local ombudsman. The anonymous complainant, referred to as Mr A in the ombudsman’s report, called for the warden to be disciplined for harassment...
Posted On 22 Jan 2018 at 12:28 pm

Nile Rodgers and Chic to headline this year’s Pride

Disco legend Nile Rodgers and his band Chic will headline the LoveBN1Fest in Preston Park on the Sunday of this year’s Pride, it was announced this morning. LoveBN1Fest is the brand new Pride Sunday Festival which has been organised to raise more money for good causes, and...
Posted On 22 Jan 2018 at 9:36 am