MP urges government to break up Southern and Thameslink franchise ‘sooner rather than later’

An MP and former Brighton councillor urged the government to break up the Southern and Thameslink rail franchise “sooner rather than later”. Maria Caulfield, the Conservative MP for Lewes, made the call in the House of Commons this afternoon (Wednesday 16 May). The former...
Posted On 16 May 2018 at 10:16 pm

Brighton homeless bus to visit Royal Wedding

A bus converted into a homeless shelter will be driving from Brighton to Windsor this weekend to help rough sleepers wanting to avoid the royal wedding. The leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead provoked an outcry in January when he tweeted about “an...
Posted On 16 May 2018 at 12:37 pm

Cannabis factory discovered in Hove flat

A strong whiff of cannabis in a Hove Street helped police find a cannabis factory inside a flat – but the tenant was nowhere to be found. Neighbours of the flat in Palmeira Avenue tipped off police after they smelt the distinctive whiff, and officers traced it to the...
Posted On 16 May 2018 at 11:32 am

Man suffers broken cheek in unprovoked attack in Brighton park

A man suffered a broken cheek bone in a vicious and unprovoked attack in a Brighton park, Sussex Police said this morning (Wednesday 16 May). The force said: “A visitor to Brighton ended up needing hospital treatment after being attacked in East Brighton park on Tuesday (15 May)...
Posted On 16 May 2018 at 10:43 am

NHS apologises over failings in Janet Muller’s care

The NHS has apologised to the family of a patient who was killed after absconding from Mill View Hospital in Hove. Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust, which runs Mill View, apologised for failings in the way in which it cared for 21-year-old Janet Muller. Her body was found in...
Posted On 16 May 2018 at 9:47 am