Deliveroo warned by police over nuisance riding

Police have warned Deliveroo its riders will face action if they are caught on the pavement after receiving complaints. The warning was made to the multinational company on Twitter after a video of one of its mopeds being driven on the pavement on Western Road was posted on...
Posted On 25 May 2017 at 12:59 pm

Child stuck in lift freed by firefighters

A child had to be rescued by firefighters this afternoon after their hand became stuck in a lift. Two fire engines from Roedean and Preston Circus were sent to a block of flats in Donald Hall Road just before 4pm after receiving a call. A fire service spokeswoman said: “The...
Posted On 24 May 2017 at 5:33 pm

Armed police patrol Brighton – but no army for Sussex yet

Armed police have been stationed in Brighton and Hove today – but as yet, no armed forces are being deployed in the country. Commuters and shoppers have been both alarmed and reassured to see policemen carrying guns at Brighton Station and Churchill Square today, as the UK...
Posted On 24 May 2017 at 5:22 pm

Two car crash causes tailbacks

A two car crash on the south coast road caused huge tailbacks during yesterday’s afternoon rush hour. The occupants of the cars, which crashed shortly after 4pm, escaped with nothing more than minor injuries. Emergency services stayed at the scene to clear the road for...
Posted On 24 May 2017 at 4:52 pm

Concern grows for missing Brighton teen

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 16-year-old Klodian Marku who is missing from his home in Brighton. He was last seen at around midday on Sunday, 21 May. This is extremely out of character for Klodian and he has never failed to return home previously....
Posted On 24 May 2017 at 2:13 pm

Vigils held in Brighton and Hove

A number of vigils are being held in Brighton and Hove today in memory of the victims of the Manchester bombing. This morning, more than 200 people gathered outside Brighton and Hove town halls for a minute’s silence. More vigils are to be held this evening, at 6.30pm...
Posted On 24 May 2017 at 1:12 pm

Break in at Brighton tea shop

The owner of a Brighton tea shop says he is overwhelmed by the support of his customers after a break-in this week. Vas Onica was devastated to find that Talk of Tea in Spring Street had been broken into when he arrived there on Tuesday morning. Fortunately, the burglars only...
Posted On 18 May 2017 at 2:41 pm

Mike Holland manslaughter trial halted

The trial of Brighton millionaire and his foreman for manslaughter over the death of a worker at Stanmer has been halted because of juror issues. The trial, which opened on Tuesday, was stopped this morning but will be relisted for a later date. A spokeswoman for the Crown...
Posted On 18 May 2017 at 12:20 pm

Spreading mayoral charity wide has led to a bumper fundraising year

Last year, when Cllr. Pete West had just been appointed as Mayor, he was criticised for selecting 27 mayoral charities instead of the usual two or three. At the time I wrote: “The new mayor, Cllr Peter West, is taking an interesting and novel approach to his charities. Rather...

Drivers overtime ban set to cause fresh misery on Southern service

Southern drivers are set to begin a new overtime ban after talks between rail bosses and the Aslef union broke down last night. The union, which represents 1,000 drivers, has ordered a continuous and indefinite overtime ban which could affect one in four services from Brighton...
Posted On 17 May 2017 at 11:46 am