Interview: Emma Edwards and Abigail Dooley talk about their new show Enter The Dragons

“Imagine the W.I. run by the Mighty Boosh” says Emma Edwards of A+E Comedy about their award-winning show. I spoke earlier to Emma and her co-creator Abigail Dooley to get the lowdown on Enter The Dragons – a show “for anyone who’s considered ageing”. What’s the show about?...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018 at 4:44 pm

Students occupy building site in strike and rent protest

A half-completed new student accommodation block on Falmer has been occupied by students in support of striking university staff – and in protest at the level of proposed rent for the new halls. About 40 students broke into the site, which is managed by Balfour Beatty, in...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018 at 2:57 pm

Log mistaken for struggling swimmer

Emergency services including the coastguard helicopter were launched in response to reports of someone in the water this morning – but the “swimmer” turned out to be a log. Crews from Brighton Lifeboat, Sussex Police, Newhaven Coastguard, Shoreham Coastguard,...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018 at 2:52 pm

Snow now more likely as second weather warning issued

It’s now more likely Brighton and Hove will wake up to a winter wonderland on Sunday as another yellow weather warning is issued. Forecasts now predict snow will start falling overnight on Saturday and through to Sunday morning – although as ever, these are likely to...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018 at 2:31 pm

Bike thief suspect caught on CCTV

Police have released these CCTV images of a man suspected of stealing a bike from BHASVIC College in Hove. The 18-year-old victim had locked up his green Cannondale Trail bike in the bikes shelter on Friday (9 March) but when he returned at 5.30pm it was no longer there. CCTV...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018 at 2:12 pm

Another stolen bike abandoned after big police response

Dozens of police officers descended on Bevendean last night in a bid to track down a stolen motorbike – just three days after the police helicopter was used in the search for another bike. The bike was stolen from Wilson Avenue in Whitehawk at about 4.30pm. But like the...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018 at 2:04 pm

Dodgy 3am offy ‘attempts to get round’ loss of licence

An off licence boss who tried to dodge the authorities while his shop sold smuggled booze to customers – including children – until 3am is appealing the loss of its licence – and officers believe a new licence application from a “new owner” is an...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018 at 12:58 pm

Brighton PC in court accused of stalking and groping

A Brighton police officer has been charged with stalking and sexual assault by touching. Alexander Walsh, 33, a police constable based at Brighton, has been summonsed to appear before Crawley Magistrates’ Court on April 11 to face the charges. He has been suspended from duty.
Posted On 15 Mar 2018 at 9:37 am

Huge fire breaks out by Hove Lagoon

Residents are being told to keep their windows closed because of a huge fire which has broken out in a woodyard at Shoreham Port by Hove Lagoon. The fire broke out shortly before 9am at Chandlers Builders Supplies in Shoreham Port. Police advised motorists to avoid the area and...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018 at 9:11 am

Brighton University formally pulls the plug on new secondary school

Brighton University has pulled the plug on its plans to open a new secondary school in the area. The university, working with Brighton and Hove City Council, had hoped to open the proposed school  in the east of the city. But changing circumstances prompted a rethink after a long...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018 at 1:46 am