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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Brighton businessman accused of giving bribes for palace contracts

A company director from Stanmer Village is accused of bribing a Royal Household official in return for palace contracts. David Woodhams, 46, a former director of DWEC, will stand trial at Southward Crown Court next month charged with one count of conspiracy to give and receive...
Posted On 30 Jul 2014 at 1:33 pm
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Thugs break man’s nose and eye socket in Brighton attack

A man was savagely attacked by two men who broke his nose and eye socket as he walked through Brighton in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police today launched an appeal for witnesses to the attack, which happened on Black Lion Street between 3am and 4am. The 43-year-old man...
Posted On 30 Jul 2014 at 12:14 pm
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Hove hedgehog and Winterwatch star cheats death by lawnmower

A Hove hedgehog who starred in BBC Winterwatch is recovering from a nasty encounter with a lawnmower. Hazel, who lives on the Knoll Estate, suffered two infected cuts, probably inflicted by a strimmer or lawnmower. He is cared for by the Hedgehog Street project, which has called...
Posted On 30 Jul 2014 at 7:13 am
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Flying doughnut picture spoofs Brighton i360

A picture poking affectionate fun at the Brighton i360 has became an internet hit on the day the real thing celebrated its groundbreaking ceremony. Alex Bamford posted this picture on Twitter at 2.30pm, just as the ground was broken a few metres down the beach – and within...
Posted On 29 Jul 2014 at 8:53 pm
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Brighton i360 column parts to be brought in by barge

Steel cups used to build the new Brighton i360 – the world’s first vertical cable car observation tower – will be brought to the beach by barge, it was revealed today. The long-awaited tower celebrated its groundbreaking with a ceremony on the beach by the West...
Posted On 29 Jul 2014 at 8:46 pm
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Noisy seagulls could be drunk – on flying ants

Have you found the seagulls rowdier than usual this year? If so, it could be because they’re drunk – on flying ants. Incredible as it may seem, biologists believe the warm weather has seen an increase in the flying insects, to the delight of greedy seagulls. Formic...
Posted On 29 Jul 2014 at 7:04 pm
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Brighton man dies after plunging from Saltdean cliffs

A Brighton man has died after falling 30ft from cliffs in Saltdean last night. The 31-year-old was seriously injured in the fall and confirmed dead at the scene. A police spokeswoman said: “At 8.40pm on Monday, 28 July a man was seen to fall about 30ft from a cliff edge off...
Posted On 29 Jul 2014 at 4:34 pm
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West Pier Arches re-open following £5m revamp

The West Pier seafront arches officially opened today following a £5million refurbishment. All of the ten units are now let, with many already open for business. The city council began the project to rebuild, strengthen and refurbish the Victorian arches in November 2012, between...
Posted On 29 Jul 2014 at 3:56 pm
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