Terror raid carried out in Brighton

A property in Brighton was searched today in relation to yesterday’s terror attack in Westminster, the Metropolitan Police have said. Detectives investigating the terrorist attack in which Khalid Masood killed three people searched the address earlier today as part of a...
Posted On 23 Mar 2017 at 6:35 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

Hove man caught with child porn is spared prison

A Hove man caught with hundreds of pornographic pictures of children has been spared an immediate prison sentence. Andrew Cook, 33, of Woodlands, Hove, pleaded guilty to four charges of having indecent photographs of children at Lewes Crown Court on Monday (20 March). The court...
Posted On 23 Mar 2017 at 3:20 am

Brighton junior school pupils corner impressive sponsored read total

Two pupils at Stanford Junior School in Brighton have inspired their fellow students to help raise much-needed funds to develop and refurbish the reading corner for each year group. Ten-year-old year 5 students Ellie and Ruby decided that the area in their class was a little drab...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017 at 8:45 pm

Hove MP gives eye-witness account of public fleeing terror attack as Brighton MPs locked in Commons chamber

All three Brighton and Hove MPs were safe after a terror attack at Westminster this afternoon (Wednesday 22 March) in which a police officer and a woman were among four dead. Hove MP Peter Kyle has told how dozens of people rushed for safety into Portcullis House as he was...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017 at 5:22 pm

Portslade man convicted of murdering Mile Oak teenager Shana Grice

A tyre fitter from Portslade has been found guilty of murdering Mile Oak teenager Shana Grice by a jury at Lewes Crown Court. There were cheers and tears in court when the jury took just under two and a half hours to convict Michael Lane, 27, of Thornhill Rise, of taking...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017 at 2:24 pm

Futuristic pod set to land in Brighton Square

Brighton Square is set to get a futuristic makeover with plans for a wood and fabric pod for diners to eat al fresco in all weathers – with the much loved dolphin fountain set to remain as its centrepiece. The square’s owners, Centurion Group, have already got the...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017 at 12:45 pm

Hove MP joins calls for more regulation of Airbnb and party houses

A bill proposing that short term and holiday lets must be registered with a local authority in a bid to crack down on commercial operators taking advantage of the sharing economy has been sponsored by Hove MP Peter Kyle. The ten minute rule bill was introduced in the House of...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017 at 12:08 pm

Brighton and Hove secondary heads warn joy of learning could be lost as cuts hit

Brighton and Hove’s secondary heads have added their voices to a growing chorus of teachers and parents concerned at the implications of looming education funding cuts, saying the joy of learning could be lost as schools struggle to balance their budgets. The government...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017 at 6:29 am

Man to stand trial charged with raping woman in Brighton

A man has been given the date for his trial on a charge of raping a woman in Brighton last month. Dongxu Su, 32, of Caius Court, Stoney Lane, Shoreham, is in custody as he waits for his case to come before a jury. He appeared by video link at Hove Crown Court today (Tuesday 21...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017 at 6:55 pm
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