Cox to stand in Hove for the Conservatives

The Conservatives have picked Graham Cox to stand for Parliament in Hove at the next general election. The 52-year-old former police chief was chosen at a selection meeting at CCK in Clarendon Villas, Hove, this evening (Wednesday 30 July). Councillor Cox only became active in...
Posted On 30 Jul 2014 at 10:11 pm

Eastbourne Pier catches fire

Just one day after the official launch for the replacement for Brighton’s fire-ravaged West Pier, Eastbourne Pier a few miles down the coast is ablaze. The fire is believed to have broken out in wall panelling in the arcade game building. It is now under control, according...
Posted On 30 Jul 2014 at 4:17 pm
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Man’s jaw broken in Brighton street attack

A man’s jaw was broken in a vicious attack off Brighton seafront. Police today launched an appeal for witnesses to the attack in Black Lion Street on Sunday, 19 July. At about 2.45am on Sunday 19 July the 20-year old Lewes man, who was on a night out with two friends, was...
Posted On 30 Jul 2014 at 4:11 pm
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Police talk down elderly man at Preston Park

Roads around Preston Park have been closed by police after an elderly man threatened to harm himself. Police were called to Preston Manor at 7.30am this morning after concerns for the health of a man at Preston Manor. A police spokeswoman said: “The man, believed to be in...
Posted On 30 Jul 2014 at 3:52 pm
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Now, there’s a funny thing! Max Miller gets graduation makeover

Cheeky students donned a statue of musical hall comedian Max Miller with a graduation gown and mortarboard after their University of Brighton awards ceremony today. Miller’s bronze statue was erected by the Max Miller Appreciation Society and was unveiled in 2005 in the Royal...
Posted On 30 Jul 2014 at 2:50 pm
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Crowhurst Hall gets facelift

Crowhurst Hall is being transformed into a community centre thanks to more than £50,000 in grants. Work began on the hall on  Knoyle Road, Preston, on Monday, led by the Parochial Church Council of St John the Evangelist Brighton (St John’s PCC). When finished, they will be new...
Posted On 30 Jul 2014 at 2:47 pm
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Ghostly West Pier arches exposed as Brighton i360 work begins in earnest

Yesterday saw the opening of the beautifully restored arches to the west of the West Pier. But in an echo from the past, work on that section of the seafront has now seen, more of the seafront arches exposed for the first time in many years. Chris Limb took this picture of arches...
Posted On 30 Jul 2014 at 2:35 pm
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20 ways to keep your kids cultured and amused this summer

Stuck for something to do with the kids in Brighton and Hove this summer? Maybe this list of children’s cultural pursuits could help. Royal Pavilion blogger-in-residence Caroline Sutton has come up with 20 things to do at the pavilion and city’s museums. Her...
Posted On 30 Jul 2014 at 2:14 pm
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Hove charity shop appeals to replace flood-damaged stock

A Hove charity shop has made an urgent appeal for donations after more than £5k of stock was wrecked in Monday’s floods. The Chestnut Tree House’s store in George Street flooded in the early hours of Monday morning when hail and thunderstorms hit the city. Shop...
Posted On 30 Jul 2014 at 1:55 pm
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Underage drink sting catches five pubs and off licences selling alcohol to 16-year-olds

An undercover operation to catch out off licences and pubs believed to be selling alcohol to underage children found five willing to sell to 16-year-olds. The Co-Op in Longridge Avenue, Saltdean, Sphere Express in Cowley Drive, Woodingdean and the convenience store at 6 Lewes...
Posted On 30 Jul 2014 at 1:36 pm
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