Trio jailed for blowing up cash machines

Three men responsible for a series of cash machine gas explosions in seven different locations including Saltdean and Shoreham have been jailed for a combined total of 53 years. Joel Spears, 31, of Becket Close, Wimbledon, London, and Ermias Fekade, 36, of Moyne Close, Hove, were...
Posted On 24 Apr 2018 at 3:12 pm

Drug dealer found with 68 wraps of cocaine and heroin in his pants

A man has been jailed for two years after he was found to be hiding 68 wraps of cocaine and heroin in his underwear when he was searched by police in Brighton. Diogo Vaz, 22, unemployed, of Honiston Avenue, Rainhill, Liverpool, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on 18 April after...
Posted On 24 Apr 2018 at 1:29 pm

Hove Plinth officially unveiled tomorrow

After five years of planning and fundraising, the first Hove Plinth sculpture will finally be officially unveiled on Hove seafront tomorrow afternoon. Jonathan Wright’s sculpture Constellation, which was created with the help of Hove residents, was put up yesterday as...
Posted On 20 Apr 2018 at 2:25 pm

Brighton’s ‘oldest building’ used as a toilet

Police patrols are being stepped up in Preston Park to stop people using Brighton’s “oldest building” as a toilet. Brighton and Hove Police tweeted yesterday about the grim discovery at St Peter’s Church, a 13th century building which is no longer used as a place of...
Posted On 20 Apr 2018 at 11:19 am

Family stranded by rising tide rescued at Saltdean

A family cut off by the rising tide at Saltdean was rescued by the crew of the Brighton Lifeboat this lunchtime. Brighton RNLI and Newhaven Coastguard were called to the stranded father, child and dog at 12.30pm, on the hottest day of the year so far. Once there, a crewman swam...
Posted On 19 Apr 2018 at 3:18 pm

Medina House demolished as Dave Gilmour’s plans to rebuild it progress

A distinctive slice of Hove’s Victorian history has disappeared for good this week as the demolition of Medina House was completed. The late 19th century Turkish bathhouse fell into disrepair after being bought by developer Sirus Taghan, who tried and failed several times...
Posted On 19 Apr 2018 at 2:13 pm

£14m engineering building opened today

The University of Brighton’s new £14 million Advanced Engineering building will be officially opened today at an event which celebrates the role of women in engineering. The Advanced Engineering Building is a state-of-the-art facility which supports both undergraduate and...
Posted On 19 Apr 2018 at 1:18 pm

£500 reward in hunt for Hove assault suspect who escaped police custody

Police are offering a reward up to £500 for information leading to the arrest of Hove man Jessie Burbridge. The 22-year-old is wanted for an assault, criminal damage and escaping lawful custody in Worthing, and an assault in Brighton. He is believed to be in either of these...
Posted On 19 Apr 2018 at 12:11 pm

Shoreham crash pilot pleads not guilty to manslaughter

The pilot of the jet which crashed and killed 11 people at the Shoreham air show has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter at Westminster Magistrates Court this morning. Andy Hill, 53, of Sandon Road, Sandon, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, who was flying a vintage Hawker Hunter jet,...
Posted On 19 Apr 2018 at 11:23 am

Council ordered to pay homeless Brighton man £900 over delays to his case

Brighton and Hove City Council has been ordered by the ombudsman to apologise to a disabled homeless man and pay him £900 for delays and errors in how it handled his case. The man, referred to in the local ombudsman’s report as Mr B, was rehomed in Newhaven after being...
Posted On 18 Apr 2018 at 3:03 pm