Lorry driver arrested after crash closes A27 Brighton Bypass

A lorry driver has been arrested after the crash that led to the closure of the A27 Brighton Bypass yesterday (Thursday 25 July). The eastward-bound lorry crashed into a slow-moving people carrier shortly after emerging from the Southwick Tunnel. The 44-year-old lorry driver was...
Posted On 26 Jul 2013 at 6:05 am

Settling Brighton and Hove bin strike to cost hundreds of thousands

Resolving the dispute with Brighton and Hove’s striking binmen and street cleaners will cost hundreds of thousands of pounds. The estimate was revealed by Brighton and Hove City Council leader Jason Kitcat in an interview this week. Councillor Kitcat told Greg Hadfield, editorial...
Posted On 26 Jul 2013 at 5:55 am

Brighton Pavilion Conservatives pick former BBC reporter to take on Caroline Lucas

The Conservative Party has chosen former BBC reporter Clarence Mitchell as its candidate for Brighton Pavilion this evening (Thursday 25 July). Mr Mitchell, who has acted as the spokesman for the family of missing Madeleine McCann for six years, will take on Britain’s first Green...
Posted On 25 Jul 2013 at 9:39 pm

One side of the A27 Brighton Bypass reopens after lorry crash

One side of the A27 Brighton Bypass has reopened after a lorry crashed into a people carrier at lunchtime today (Thursday 25 July). Both sides of the dual carriageway remained closed during the evening rush hour between Hangleton and the Holmbush turn-off. The accident happened...
Posted On 25 Jul 2013 at 6:35 pm

Green leader of Brighton and Hove rules out council tax referendum

The leader of Brighton and Hove City Council has ruled out the prospect of holding a referendum on any proposed council tax increase. Councillor Jason Kitcat was speaking during a webcast interview with Greg Hadfield, editorial director of the Brighton and Hove Independent. The...
Posted On 25 Jul 2013 at 6:23 pm

Funds will help bring empty homes in Brighton and Hove back into use

The owners of empty homes are being offered a share of a £3 million pot to bring them back into use. Brighton and Hove City Council and Lewes District Council have been given the money by the Homes and Communities Agency. Councillor Bill Randall, chairman of the Housing...
Posted On 25 Jul 2013 at 5:42 pm

Woman hurls racist abuse at three tourists on Brighton beach

A woman hurled racist abuse at three visitors to Brighton as they sat on the beach opposite the Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel. Sussex Police officers are trying to trace the woman who also hit one of the Asian women on the arm during the tirade yesterday evening (Wednesday 24...
Posted On 25 Jul 2013 at 2:38 pm

Lorry crash shuts A27 Brighton Bypass

A lorry and car have crashed on the A27 Brighton Bypass and the road has been closed in both directions. The accident happened near the Southwick Tunnel on the eastbound side of the road. The lorry left the road and ended up overturned, facing the oncoming traffic on the...
Posted On 25 Jul 2013 at 2:30 pm

Hove school closed by swarm of bees

A Hove secondary school has closed after a swarm of bees massed on the roof of one of its main buildings. Cardinal Newman Catholic School, in The Upper Drive, Hove, was closed today (Wednesday 24 July) on what should have been the final day of term. Head teacher James Kilmartin...
Posted On 24 Jul 2013 at 9:41 pm

Former Brighton and Hove lawyer to be next Director of Public Prosecutions

The former head of the Crown Prosecution Service in Sussex, Alison Saunders, is to be the next Director of Public Prosecutions. Mrs Saunders, 51, a barrister, was the chief crown prosecutor for Sussex, from 2001 to 2003. The Sussex CPS offices are in Hove. During her time in...
Posted On 24 Jul 2013 at 9:36 pm