Varndean parents protest over new sock policy

Parents of children at Varndean school have set up a petition in protest at a ban on colourful socks. The petition, which has so far been signed by 129 people, objects at the lack of consultation and complains that the new rule suppresses pupils’ individuality. The petition...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 4:06 pm

Brighton man beaten and bundled into car boot

A Brighton man was bundled into a BMW car boot then driven to a remote lay-by and beaten before he was eventually able to escape last weekend. Four men have been arrested for kidnap, three of whom were also arrested for causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) and the fourth for having...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 4:01 pm

Ambulances routed away from Royal Sussex because of IT issues

Some ambulances are being routed away from the Royal Sussex this morning because of IT issues. Patients who are seriously ill or with major trauma and children are still being taken to the Brighton hospital, but lower priority patients are being taken to other hospitals. The...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 11:50 am

Formal review launched into homeless accommodation deaths

A systematic review of all homeless deaths is being carried out by Brighton and Hove City Council as concerns rise over the health of rough sleepers. This afternoon, councillors are due to discuss a spate of deaths in council-provided emergency and temporary accommodation in the...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 3:01 pm

Santa returns to Volks Railway

Tickets are now available for this year’s Santa Express on Brighton seafront. From 1 December, Father Christmas will be joining the Volk’s Railway, spreading some magic at the railway’s new Visitor Centre every weekend up until Christmas as he gets ready for the big night. While...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 2:25 pm

Photographer’s bubble picture turns out ruder than expected

When a photographer saw someone blowing giant bubbles on Brighton beach in front of the West Pier, he thought it would make a wonderful picture. But when he came to look at the photo he’d taken, it didn’t come out quite as he’d expected to. Instead, the result...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 1:58 pm

Southwick-family run skip firm fined over tax breaches

A Southwick family who were prosecuted when an employee at their skip business was badly hurt by machinery have now been fined for breaking tax rules. Mark and Rachel Penfold, directors of Skip It Containers and Recycling, were given suspended sentences in May over the health and...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 12:26 pm

Lorry pierced by pub scaffolding

A busy road was closed for more than an hour this morning after a lorry crashed into scaffolding around a pub. The accident happened shortly after 7.30am this morning when the HGV collided with scaffolding around the Victoria, on the corner of Victoria Road and Carlton Terrace,...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 10:49 am

Hove solicitor who stole from clients followed example of crooked secretary jailed for fraud

A former Hove solicitor has been sentenced for stealing almost £110,000 from three elderly clients – the first fraud coming just months after a legal secretary he had employed was jailed for similar offences. Paul Arscott, 49, of Woodland Avenue, Hove, avoided prison today...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018 at 2:21 pm

Baron Homes plans new rooftop restaurant on top of ugly Brighton towerblock

Plans for a new rooftop restaurant in a “jewel-like extension” on top of one of Brighton’s ugliest tower blocks have been approved. Tower Point in North Road is home to a car park on the lower floors, and its appearance doesn’t get that much better above...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018 at 11:37 am