Brighton man among 16 people charged with stealing cigarettes worth £2.4m

A 61-year-old Brighton man is among 16 to have been charged with stealing cigarettes worth £2.4 million. William Ayling, of Mayo Road, Brighton, faces his first appearance in court in Crawley next month. Sussex Police said yesterday (Saturday 4 April): “Detectives have charged 16...
Posted On 05 Apr 2015 at 1:22 pm

Man rescued after collapsing on scaffolding in Hove

A man has been rescued after collapsing on a scaffold in Hove this afternoon (Saturday 4 April). The man was at the roof level of a three-storey building in Lansdowne Street, in Hove, when he fell ill. He was brought down in a harness by firefighters from Preston Circus, in...
Posted On 04 Apr 2015 at 4:20 pm

Brighton and Hove firefighters save dog while tackling fire in Churchill Square car park

Firefighters from Brighton and Hove saved a dog from the fumes while tackling the blaze in a car park behind Churchill Square shopping centre. The fire broke out at lunchtime and led to thousands of people being evacuated from the shopping centre. The fire service said: “East...
Posted On 04 Apr 2015 at 2:47 pm

Churchill Square evacuated after fire in car park

Churchill Square has been evacuated after a fire broke out in the car park. The blaze, reported to be a burning car, broke out just before 12.30pm at the Brighton shopping centre. Shopper Denise Whittington tweeted: “Fire alarm going off in Churchill Square: being evacuated...
Posted On 04 Apr 2015 at 1:38 pm

Five things we learnt from Brighton & Hove Albion’s defeat at home to Norwich City

By Tim Hodges 1) Despite there being no colour clash Norwich wore a rather dull black and burgundy kit. One can’t help thinking that judging by the colour of Canaries keeper John Ruddy’s shorts this was a late decision. However, referee Andy Davies and his assistants,...
Posted On 04 Apr 2015 at 10:21 am

Brighton & Hove Albion: Old Brighton boy Johnson scores bootiful goal as Seagulls lose at home to Norwich

By Tim Hodges from the Amex Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Norwich City 1 Albion lost to a 62nd minute goal from Bradley Johnson who played for the Seagulls in 2008 on loan from Leeds. Norwich appeared to have a game plan and attacked Albion from the kick-off. The Canaries’...
Posted On 03 Apr 2015 at 9:17 pm

It’s no joke as comedian turns out for Brighton Labour candidate

Cross-dressing comedian Eddie Izzard joined Purna Sen, the Labour parliamentary candidate in Brighton Pavilion, on the campaign trail this week. Dr Sen said: “As well as spending time talking to residents door to door, I was very happy to welcome a special visitor and Labour...
Posted On 03 Apr 2015 at 6:48 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Half time with Hodges

Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Norwich City 0 Albion are level with Norwich at the interval with both teams having had half chances to break the deadlock. Both Cameron Jerome and Wes Hoolahan have brought smart saves from Seagulls keeper David Stockdale. Joao Teixeira forced John...
Posted On 03 Apr 2015 at 4:01 pm

Severed cable cuts power to Seven Dials

People living in Seven Dials have been without electricity for several hours today after a power cable was accidentally cut.  The cable was cut at about 9.20am and engineers have told customers they hope the power will be on again at 3pm. A spokeswoman for UK Power Networks...
Posted On 03 Apr 2015 at 2:18 pm

RSPCA issues warning to dog owners following spate of poisonings

Brighton and Hove dog walkers are being warned to be on their guard after a spate of suspected poisonings in city parks. The latest reported victim was a dog which is said to have died yesterday after being walked in Greenleas recreation grounds in Hangleton. RSPCA Brighton said...
Posted On 03 Apr 2015 at 12:40 pm