Thousands in temporary accommodation in Brighton and Hove, latest figures indicate

Thousands of people – many of them children – are in temporary accommodation in Brighton and Hove, according to newly published figures. Some 1,655 households – many including children – were in temporary accommodation out of 21,570 households across England but outside London....
Posted On 27 Mar 2017 at 4:30 am

Former Brighton parliamentary candidate leaves Labour leader’s office to join social enterprise

Former Brighton parliamentary candidate Nancy Platts is leaving her job as part of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s backroom team to join a social enterprise called Campaign Collective. According to press reports she is one of a number of staff leaving Mr Corbyn’s team, with some...
Posted On 27 Mar 2017 at 3:46 am

Man’s body pulled from sea on Brighton and Hove border

A man’s body has been pulled from the sea by the Peace Statue on the border of Brighton and Hove. It was spotted by a member of the public hours on Saturday (25 March) after a search by members of the Brighton RNLI lifeboat crew and the coastguard. The lifeboat was launched after...
Posted On 27 Mar 2017 at 3:29 am

Protesters hold demo at Brighton University open day

Protesters held a demo at a Brighton University open day on Saturday (25 March) in support of a union pay campaign. More than 50 students and teaching staff took part in the protest outside the Cockcroft building, on the Moulsecoomb campus, in Lewes Road, after marching from The...
Posted On 27 Mar 2017 at 3:14 am

Brighton lifeboat crew search for man missing in sea

UPDATE AT 12.30pm – The search has been called off. Nothing found. UPDATE AT 1.30pm – A body has been pulled from the water after being spotted by a member of the public. The Brighton RNLI lifeboat crew are searching for a naked man who was seen walking into the sea...
Posted On 25 Mar 2017 at 11:14 am

Brighton hotel guest speaks about chance encounter with Westminster terrorist

A guest at a Brighton hotel spoke of a chance encounter with terrorist Khalid Masood before he mowed down 20 people on Westminster Bridge and killed a policeman outside Parliament. Businessman Michael Petersen briefly met 52-year-old Masood at the Preston Park Hotel, in Preston...
Posted On 24 Mar 2017 at 7:59 pm

Brighton Marine could be free next week when judges pass sentence for manslaughter

Brighton Royal Marine Alexander Blackman will find out on Tuesday (28 March) whether he can leave prison after more than three years. Five senior judges will announce their decision when they sentence 42-year-old Sergeant Blackman for manslaughter. Sergeant Blackman, who grew up...
Posted On 24 Mar 2017 at 7:12 pm

Brighton teacher jailed for sexually abusing pupils at Boris Johnson’s old boarding school

A Brighton teacher, who taught science to Boris Johnson, has been jailed for 12 years for sexually abusing four pupils and for having child porn on his computer. Martin Haigh, 67, unemployed, of Lavender Street, Brighton, committed 11 sex offences against four pupils at the...
Posted On 24 Mar 2017 at 4:41 pm

Passenger complaints soar at strike-hit Southern

Complaints by passengers have soared at Southern after a year of industrial action in the dispute with guards. The company – part of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) – has also been embroiled in a dispute with train drivers. Yesterday the Office of Road and Rail (ORR) published...
Posted On 24 Mar 2017 at 3:29 pm

Portslade man jailed for 25 years for murder of Shana Grice

A Portslade man has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 25 years for the murder of 19-year-old Shana Grice. Michael Lane, 27, of Thornhill Rise, Mile Oak, was jailed at Lewes Crown Court this morning (Thursday 23 March). The judge, Sir Nicholas Green, known as Mr Justice...
Posted On 23 Mar 2017 at 11:05 am
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