Drink driver reversed into parked car in Brighton

A driver almost three times over the drink limit was caught after he reversed into a parked car in Brighton. Hamilton Smith, 48, has become the 108th person to be convicted of offences as part of Sussex Police’s Christmas 2014 crackdown on drink and drug driving. Smith was...
Posted On 31 Mar 2015 at 1:42 pm

Brighton student set to work on Ladybird books

Illustration students at the University of Brighton were given the chance to rework vintage Ladybird book artwork to support an exhibition at Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion. May Kindred-Boothby, Jess Underwood, Alison Friel, Tom Harding and Juliet Klottrup from the Illustration...
Posted On 31 Mar 2015 at 1:28 pm

Scaffolder fined hundreds for dodging licence

A tradesman who put up scaffolding without a licence has been left with a bill of almost £2,500 in fines and court costs. Ben Newton, owner of BN Scaffolding, put up unlicensed scaffolding at 110 Gloucester Road, Brighton, and 9 Melville Road, Hove, last year. But after highway...
Posted On 31 Mar 2015 at 1:15 pm

Brighton firefighters put out Moulsecoomb chimney blaze

Firefighters from Preston Circus were sent to put out a chimney fire in Brighton at the weekend. A crew went to Bevendean Crescent, in Moulsecoomb, just before 7pm on Saturday (28 March). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “No one was injured and firefighters used a triple...
Posted On 31 Mar 2015 at 12:54 pm

Hove man treated for breathing in smoke after tumble dryer fire

A man was treated for breathing in smoke after a tumble dryer fire in Hove. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that fire crews from Preston Circus and Hove were called to the fire in Victoria Grove, just off Second Avenue, yesterday lunchtime (31 March). The fire service...
Posted On 31 Mar 2015 at 12:20 pm

Bogus electricity worker cons hundreds of pounds from Brighton pensioner

A doorstep conman posing as an electricity company worker stole hundreds of pounds from a Brighton pensioner. Sussex Police published an efit of the bogus caller yesterday (Monday 30 March). The force said: “At about 8pm on Thursday 19 March a man visited a home in Cowley Drive,...
Posted On 31 Mar 2015 at 11:09 am

Two boys charged with smashing Aldrington platform shelter

Two teenage boys have been charged with criminal damage after a platform shelter was smashed at Aldrington Station last month. British Transport Police arrested the 16-year-old from Hove and 17-year-old from Croydon last week following an appeal for information about the...
Posted On 31 Mar 2015 at 9:32 am

Signal failure delays trains for Brighton and Hove commuters

Commuters to and from Brighton and Hove face cancellations and delays of up to an hour on the main line to London this morning (Tuesday 31 March). The train operator Southern said that a signal failure between Preston Park and Wivelsfield was causing delays to trains between...
Posted On 31 Mar 2015 at 6:45 am

Brighton hospital trust pleads guilty to legionella charge

The main hospital trust in Brighton and Hove pleaded guilty to failing to protect patients and staff from deadly legionella bacteria before a crown court judge today (Monday 30 March). Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the Royal Sussex Count...
Posted On 30 Mar 2015 at 8:53 pm

Four men jailed for prostituting 16-year-old runaway girl from Brighton

Four men have been jailed for 30 years for plying a 16-year-old runaway girl from Brighton with cocaine and prostituting her. They were sentenced to between 5 and 14 years in prison by Judge Richard Hayward at Hove Crown Court this afternoon (Monday 30 March). All four denied...
Posted On 30 Mar 2015 at 2:17 pm