Woman, 70, knocked over by van in Hove

A 70-year-old woman was knocked over by a van in Hove on Wednesday afternoon (4 June). The accident happened in Portland Road, Hove, near the top of Leicester Villas, close to Portslade Station. Sussex Police said: “Police are seeking witnesses to a Hove collision in which a...
Posted On 06 Jun 2014 at 3:36 pm

Brighton and Hove firefighters to strike next week

Firefighters in Brighton and Hove are expected to take part in a 24-hour strike next week. The strike on Thursday (12 June) is part of a national dispute between the government and the Fire Brigades Union over pensions. Just over a week later, on Saturday 21 June, a further...
Posted On 06 Jun 2014 at 12:35 pm

Next chief constable of Sussex chosen

The next chief constable of Sussex will be Giles York subject to a confirmation hearing in three weeks’ time. Mr York, 47, was deputy chief constable to Martin Richards before Mr Richards retired from the top job earlier this year. The announcement of the temporary chief...
Posted On 06 Jun 2014 at 12:20 pm

Brighton and Hove to lose a fire engine and jobs

A fire engine is to be cut from Preston Circus in Brighton or Hove after a meeting of the East Sussex Fire Authority in Eastbourne today (Thursday 5 June). Between a dozen and two dozen jobs are also expected to go. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “This means we...
Posted On 05 Jun 2014 at 4:22 pm

Saltdean woman banned after being caught drink driving twice in two days

A woman from Saltdean has been banned from the roads after being caught drink driving twice in two days. Charlene Palmer, 33, of Saltdean Vale, Saltdean, was disqualified from driving for three years and fined £110 each for the two drink driving offences at Brighton Magistrates’...
Posted On 05 Jun 2014 at 4:01 pm

Infected drip blamed as three babies suffer blood poisoning in Brighton hospital

Three babies are being treated for blood poisoning at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. They are believed to have contracted septicaemia from infected saline drips and an investigation is under way, according to Public Health England. The three newborns are among 15...
Posted On 05 Jun 2014 at 8:13 am

Firefighters rescue Brighton man from blazing flat

Firefighters rescued a Brighton man from a fire in a first floor flat in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 5 June). They gave him first aid after bringing him out of the smokelogged building. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that it received a 999 call at 1.40am...
Posted On 05 Jun 2014 at 7:07 am

Bilingual Primary School given permission for site on edge of Hove Park

The Bilingual Primary School Brighton and Hove has been given planning permission for a new site on the edge of Hove Park. The plans were approved unanimously by the Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee at Hove Town Hall this afternoon (Wednesday 4 June). The school...
Posted On 04 Jun 2014 at 4:22 pm

Number of annual bus journeys rise in Brighton and Hove

People in Brighton and Hove used the bus more than ever last year, according to Brighton and Hove City Council. And punctuality improved, with 89.4 per cent of buses running on time in 2013-14, up from 88 per cent in the previous year. The council said: “Passengers made more than...
Posted On 04 Jun 2014 at 4:16 pm

Saltdean drink drive suspect to appear in court today

A suspected drink driver from Saltdean is to appear in court after being arrested twice in two days. Charlene Palmer, 33, of Saltdean Vale, Saltdean, was stopped in Sutton Park Road, Seaford, at 11.55am on Monday (2 June). She was arrested again yesterday (Tuesday 3 June) at...
Posted On 04 Jun 2014 at 1:13 pm