Health watchdog highlights better safety at Hove drug treatment home

A health watchdog has highlighted safety improvements at a residential drug treatment centre in Hove in an official inspection report. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that St Thomas Fund, in Cromwell Road, Hove, had tackled two areas of concern flagged up after the...
Posted On 21 Oct 2017 at 10:24 pm

Brighton man jailed for trying to kill ex-girlfriend

A Brighton man has been jailed for 14 years for trying to stab his ex-girlfriend to death at the home they used to share. Christopher Woolven, 39, a road sweeper, attacked Danielle Morrison at the seafront flat they lived in on Wednesday 2 August. After she broke up with him, the...
Posted On 20 Oct 2017 at 5:56 pm

‘Multiple incidents’ blamed for more train delays and cancellations

Southern blamed “multiple incidents” for another evening of delays and cancellations affecting thousands of people trying make their way home to Brighton and Hove last night (Thursday 19 October). Tempers became so heated at London Victoria that police were called to deal with...
Posted On 20 Oct 2017 at 3:18 am

Inquest date set for Brighton man who suffered electric shock while fixing brother’s computer

An inquest date has been set for a Brighton man who died after suffering an electric shock while trying to fix his stepbrother’s computer. A coroner will aim to establish how 25-year-old Aron Duplock died when an inquest is held on Monday 4 December at Brighton and Hove Coroner’s...
Posted On 19 Oct 2017 at 10:06 pm

Family panto returns to Brighton this Christmas

Singer and actor David Essex is the virtual star of a family pantomime playing in Brighton over Christmas this year. The 1970s pop star will appear on an LED video wall as Baron Hardup in Cinderella at the Hilton Brighton Metropole from Friday 22 December to Wednesday 27...
Posted On 19 Oct 2017 at 6:46 pm

Missing 15-year-old Brighton girl found safe and well

A missing 15-year-old girl from Kemp Town has been found safe and well, Sussex Police said. The force said: “A missing teenager has been found after going missing on Monday morning (16 October). “Francesca Laker, 15, was found in Hove safe and well on Tuesday (17 October).” She...
Posted On 19 Oct 2017 at 6:05 pm

Mears faces more questions as fresh claims of overcharging surface in Brighton council audit report

Housing contractor Mears faces more questions about its practices as fresh claims of overcharging have surfaced in a Brighton and Hove City Council audit report. The questions come after Mears repaid the council about £513,000, including costs, after systematic overcharging by a...
Posted On 19 Oct 2017 at 3:05 am

Don’t shrink our school! – Hundreds petition council over future of Portslade primary

More than 300 people have signed an online petition asking Brighton and Hove City Council not to halve the number of children who can go to a Portslade primary school. The petition follows proposals by the council to reduce the published admission numbers (PAN) – or the intake –...
Posted On 19 Oct 2017 at 12:00 am

Met Office issues wind warning

The Met Office has issued a yellow be aware warning, with high winds expected to sweep the south of England on Saturday. The warning says: “A spell of strong southwesterly winds is expected. Some coastal routes and communities are likely to be affected by large waves, with...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017 at 11:24 am

Brighton Kemptown seat to include Newhaven and Seaford under boundary review

Brighton Kemptown will stretch as far east as Newhaven and Seaford under proposals put forward in a boundary review. But the parliamentary constituency – to be called Brighton Kemptown and Seahaven – will lose the Brighton and Hove City Council ward of Moulsecoomb and Bevendean...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017 at 12:17 am