Brighton and Hove council reports record number of sick days

The average number of sick days taken by Brighton and Hove City Council employees has hit a new record, according to the Brighton & Hove Independent today (Friday 8 August). The free weekly newspaper said: “Within less than three years, it has leapt by almost half (49 per...
Posted On 08 Aug 2014 at 5:28 pm

Boy, 16, arrested for breaking man’s jaw

A boy has been arrested for an assault on the seafront in Brighton. At around 4.30am two 29-year-old men from Kent were involved in an altercation on the seafront by the ramp that comes out opposite the Thistle Hotel. The two men received facial injuries and one had a broken jaw....
Posted On 08 Aug 2014 at 4:55 pm
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Couple attacked by seafront drug dealer

Police are appealing for witnesses to an attack on a couple in Brighton as they walked home after a night out. The 18-year-old man and woman were on the steps leading from the lower sea front to Kings Road, opposite the Odeon cinema at about 5am on Tuesday (August 5) when they...
Posted On 08 Aug 2014 at 4:50 pm
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‘Bertha’ now more likely to hit south coast than not

The Met Office says the chances of the remains of Hurricane Bertha hitting the UK are increasing, with the south coast most likely to be affected by very strong winds and large waves. The Met’s severe weather warning is still in place, but the chief forecaster says there is...
Posted On 08 Aug 2014 at 4:12 pm
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Brighton MP opposes planned new housing estate in Ovingdean

A planning application has been submitted for a small housing estate close to the edge of Ovingdean today (Friday 8 August). The developer Lightwood Strategic, which has offices in London and Esher, Surrey, wants to build 112 homes on the Meadow Vale site, just south of Ovingdean...
Posted On 08 Aug 2014 at 4:08 pm

Brighton kerb-crawler strikes again

A kerb-crawler who tried to get a young girl to get into his car is thought to have harassed young girls on at least two more occasions – once leaning out of his car to grab a 16-year-old girl’s bottom. Police today appealed for anyone seeing a driver behaving...
Posted On 08 Aug 2014 at 3:39 pm
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Investigation into London Road flat fire

A fire investigation is underway today following a flat fire in Brighton last night. Five crews from Brighton, Hove and Roedean were called to Park Apartments, London Road, at 11.46pm last night. First reports indicated that there were persons trapped inside the building but...
Posted On 08 Aug 2014 at 3:32 pm
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Girl’s nose broken in “nasty and vicious” park attack

A girl was left with a broken nose and possible hearing loss after a “nasty and violent” attack by three other girls in a Brighton park. Police today appealed for witnesses to the attack on the 14-year-old girl and her friend, also aged 14, in the park on Wolseley...
Posted On 08 Aug 2014 at 2:52 pm
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Six evacuated after city centre fire

Six people had to be evacuated following a fire which started in the open outside a shop in North Road, Brighton, in the early hours of this morning (8 August).   Repeat calls were received by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service alerting the emergency service to the...
Posted On 08 Aug 2014 at 11:30 am
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Woman cyclist badly hurt in Hove crash

Police are seeking witnesses to a collision in Hove which left a woman cyclist seriously injured. At 8.40am yesterday (Thursday 7 August) a blue Suzuki Swift and the cyclist, a 24-year old woman from Worthing, collided in Kingsway, Hove, at the junction with Princes Crescent. The...
Posted On 08 Aug 2014 at 10:56 am
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