Burglars steal antiques worth £6.5k from Hove house

Antiques worth at least £6,500 were stolen in a burglary at a house in Hove. Sussex Police said: “Detectives are seeking thieves who broke into a central Hove house and stole 23 valuable items, including vases, statues and china believed to be worth at least £6,500. “In the early...
Posted On 07 Apr 2015 at 11:27 am

Car fault sparked blaze which evacuated Churchill Square

Fire investigators believe a car fire which led to the evacuation of Churchill Square shopping centre on Saturday started because of a fault in the engine compartment. The blaze, which spread to two more cars, led to thick smoke engulfing parts of the car park and belching out...
Posted On 07 Apr 2015 at 9:47 am

Teenage gang rob Portslade boy and punch him in the face

Police are appealing for witnesses to the robbery of a 17-year-old boy who was attacked in Portslade on Good Friday (April 3). The victim was walking in Old Shoreham Road, having come from Applesham Way, when the attack took place at 10.15pm. He was approached by a group of four...
Posted On 07 Apr 2015 at 9:21 am

5 things to reflect on after Brighton & Hove Albion’s defeat at Rotherham

1) Albion’s last five matches couldn’t be tougher. Three are against promotion-hungry Bournemouth, Watford and Middlesbrough. The other two are against two sides battling relagation – Wigan Athletic and Huddersfield Town. The games against Bournemouth (Friday 10...
Posted On 07 Apr 2015 at 7:01 am

Brighton Pavilion candidates face questions on freedom, rights and liberty at hustings

All seven candidates for the Brighton Pavilion seat in the House of Commons have agreed to take part in a hustings on Wednesday evening (8 April). They will be asked about freedom, rights and liberty at the the Open Rights Group hustings at the Friends’ Meeting House, in...
Posted On 06 Apr 2015 at 7:16 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Start spreading the news … Seagulls lose again

Rotherham United 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 0  Albion lost their second match of the Easter period, going down 1-0 in the club’s first visit to the New York Stadium. Matt Derbyshire scored the only goal of the game after eight minutes. Kazenga LuaLua had a couple of good...
Posted On 06 Apr 2015 at 6:37 pm

Guardian journalist to join Labour candidate at public meeting in Brighton

Guardian journalist Owen Jones is to speak at a public meeting alongside Nancy Platts, the Labour candidate for Brighton Kemptown, this week. They will be joined by Sussex University student Solomon Curtis, 18, who is standing for Labour in Wealden. If he elected, he would become...
Posted On 06 Apr 2015 at 2:33 pm

Robbers steal thousands of pounds from Harry Ramsden’s in Brighton

Robbers stole thousands of pounds from Harry Ramsden’s in Brighton at about 8am this morning (Monday 6 April). Sussex Police said: “Detectives are appealing for information about a robbery at a fish and chip shop in Brighton. “Officers were called to Harry Ramsden’s in Marine...
Posted On 06 Apr 2015 at 1:26 pm

Have you seen missing Brighton man?

A 28-year-old Brighton man has been reported missing and Sussex Police issued an appeal for help finding him today (Monday 6 April). The force said: “Police are appealing for anyone who knows the whereabouts of a missing Brighton man. “Geoffrey Austin, 28, was...
Posted On 06 Apr 2015 at 11:41 am

Fire in Churchill Square car park in Brighton started accidentally, say investigators

The fire that led to the evacuation of Churchill Square shopping centre yesterday (Saturday 4 April) started accidentally, according to investigators. Thousands of shoppers left safely with no reports of any injuries despite smoke pouring from a car park into some shops. A crew...
Posted On 05 Apr 2015 at 1:35 pm