Shoreham air crash pilot to face court charged with manslaughter, victims’ families told

Shoreham air crash pilot Andy Hill will face court charged with manslaughter, the families of the 11 victims were told this evening (Wednesday 21 March). The 11 victims – six of them from Brighton and Hove – died when Hill, flying a vintage Hawker Hunter jet aircraft,...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018 at 8:07 pm

Expelled Labour member’s role in Brighton Momentum raises questions

Questions have been raised over the status of the Brighton and Hove Momentum group after an expelled Labour member said he remained on its steering committee and the group ignored national rules. Tony Greenstein was expelled from Labour last month over a series of abusive tweets...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018 at 6:35 pm

Court sentences care worker for sex offence in front of Brighton woman

A care worker has been given a suspended prison sentence for a sex offence at a care home in Brighton. Jezreel Garcia, 25, was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison, suspended for two years, and will be registered as a sex offender for seven years. Garcia admitted “engaging, while a...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018 at 5:21 pm

Brighton students given lesson from whistleblower who exposed Britain’s biggest child sex abuse scandal

Brighton students were given a talk by a whistleblower who exposed Britain’s biggest child sex abuse scandal. Speaking in Falmer, youth worker Jayne Senior called for more education and training to spot the early signs of abuse. Mrs Senior, who revealed how 1,400 children had...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018 at 3:22 pm

Excellent turnout for Brighton and Hove Primary Swimming Gala

The annual Brighton and Hove primary schools swimming championships took place at the Prince Regent baths in Brighton today (Wednesday 21 March). The gala was well attended by parents and carers alike, with Balfour being the most vocal, suggesting that the coffee shops around...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018 at 3:10 pm

Teenager punches taxi driver in the face

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a Brighton taxi driver who was attacked in Saltdean Park Road, East Saltdean on Wednesday, 14 March. The 36-year-old victim was with his vehicle which was parked, when the assault took place at 5.20pm. A boy approached him and...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018 at 2:42 pm

More reliable Brighton mainline promised after upgrade completed

Brighton commuters are being promised a more reliable service following an upgrade of the line between Redhill and Gatwick. Engineering works have been ongoing for almost a month – resulting in dangerous overcrowding at Redhill one weekend when not enough rail replacement...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018 at 2:34 pm

Brighton and Hove council leader’s departure lamented at Prime Minister’s questions

The impending departure of Brighton and Hove City Council leader Warren Morgan was lamented by the Prime Minister as she answered questions in the House of Commons today (Wednesday 21 March). Theresa May praised Councillor Morgan for building homes, providing good local services...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018 at 2:05 pm

Missing teenage girl found safe and well

A missing schoolgirl has been found safe and well four days after she disappeared, Sussex Police said today (Wednesday 21 March). The force issued an appeal for help finding Lily Asinde on Monday (19 March) after she went missing on Friday morning (16 March). Police suspected...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018 at 12:44 pm

Meerkats let loose on Hove streets for Easter

Ten Meerkats are being let loose in and around the streets of Central Hove over the Easter school holiday. The Meerkats feature on two walking trails aimed at encouraging families with young children to get out and about having fun and exploring their local environment. The...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018 at 12:19 pm
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