Tiers at crunch time for Brighton baker Kate

Hot crust, rough puff and a custard to warm Paul Hollywood's heart were all in Brighton mum Kate Henry's armoury in week five of the Great British Bake Off
Posted On 03 Sep 2014 at 9:02 pm
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Brighton horseman jailed for sex attacks on young girls

A Brighton man has been jailed after he was found guilty of indecent assault on two girls in the mid-1980s. Ronald Coggins, 72, of Downs Way, Woodingdean, appeared at Lewes Crown Court, where the jury heard that he allowed the girls, aged 14 and 15 at the time, to ride his horses...
Posted On 03 Sep 2014 at 7:49 pm
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Kate’s no pie in the sky baker

Brighton baker hopes her tarts don't have a soggy bottom
Posted On 03 Sep 2014 at 4:08 pm
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Free-runners arrested after householder mistakes them for burglars

Free-runners sparked a police hunt in Brighton after they were mistaken for burglars. A resident of Freshfield Road called police to alert them to someone breaking into their neighbour’s home. They told police they had seen a man climbing down a ladder. Police came to the...
Posted On 03 Sep 2014 at 3:27 pm
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Firefighters spend hours tackling straw bale fire

Firefighters spent almost four hours dealing with swathes of straw bales set alight in a Peacehaven field. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called at 3.33pm on Monday afternoon. Newhaven and Seaford went to the scene off Cissbury Avenue in Peacehaven. They confirmed 200...
Posted On 03 Sep 2014 at 3:26 pm
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Chip pan sparks Kemp Town flat fire

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a flat fire in Brighton at 21.55 on 1 September 2014. Two crews – one from Roedean and one from Preston Circus – attended an address on Bristol Gardens in Kemp Town. Firefighters used four breathing...
Posted On 03 Sep 2014 at 3:23 pm
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Two men jailed for battering woman with frying pan

Two men have been jailed after they battered a woman with a frying pan in her home in Peacehaven last year. Roxroy Parchment, 49, of no fixed address, and Effram Needham, 39, of Reservoir Road, Birmingham, were both jailed for four years at Hove Crown Court. They were found...
Posted On 03 Sep 2014 at 2:31 pm

Thousands join online hunt to reunite Edmund, 3, with his cuddly lion Raa Raa

A beloved pet lion was reunited with its owner within hours of being lost thanks to the power of social media. Kirsty Yates’s son Edmund, 3, left Raa Raa at The Level yesterday afternoon – and when bedtime came and the lion could not be found, he was inconsolable. Kirsty...
Posted On 03 Sep 2014 at 1:03 pm

Shoplifting on the rise in Brighton and Hove – including one fish

The past four years have seen a steady increase in the rate of shoplifting in Brighton and Hove. The total number of thefts from city shops has risen each year from 1,832 in 2010 to 2,028 in 2013 – an overall rise of more than 10%. However, last year saw a drop in the...
Posted On 03 Sep 2014 at 11:05 am
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Seafront chippy to be fined for mouse infestation

A Brighton seafront chippy is facing a fine after failing to combat a mouse infestation. Seagull restaurant on Madeira Drive pleaded guilty to failing to control pests and ensure its food was no unfit for human consumption. Inspectors from Brighton and Hove City Council found...
Posted On 03 Sep 2014 at 11:02 am
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