Woman snatches 91-year-old’s handbag from Churchill Square bus stop

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 91-year-old woman had her bag snatched outside Churchill Square, Brighton. The victim was sitting at a bus stop in Western Road just outside Churchill Square shopping centre on Tuesday (13 October) at 10.30am. A woman approached her and...
Posted On 14 Oct 2015 at 6:46 pm

The Brighton cabbie who runs a council shares his concerns about Uber

The Brighton cabbie who runs a council has shared his concerns about Uber, days before a key decision about the smartphone app. City Cabs driver Neil Parkin is also the leader of Adur District Council. He said: “We’re concerned that Uber don’t play on an even field.” He said that...
Posted On 14 Oct 2015 at 4:11 pm

Hundreds sign petition urging Brighton to take in more Syrian refugees

More than 500 people have signed a petition urging Brighton and Hove City council to welcome more Syrian refugees after the city pledged to resettle five.
Posted On 14 Oct 2015 at 3:10 pm

Brunswick post office to close despite public outcry

A hugely popular campaign against the closure of the Brunswick Village post office has failed to persuade its bosses to save it. The Post Office yesterday announced it was pressing ahead with plans to “merge” it with the Melville Road post office early in the New...
Posted On 14 Oct 2015 at 2:31 pm

Portslade post office to move to convenience store

A Portslade post office is to be moved into a nearby convenience store as part of the Post Office’s modernisation programme. The current old village branch in South Street is being shut and services moving to Rishi News just down the road. Post Office products will be...
Posted On 14 Oct 2015 at 2:23 pm

Third time lucky for Brighton road after resurfacing failures blamed on road’s ‘topography’

A section of a busy Brighton road has been dug up three times this year after the road surface failed to set properly, a fault blamed on the steep road’s topography. The resurfacing of Ditchling Rise by The Signalman Pub is part of a series of road improvements in the area,...
Posted On 14 Oct 2015 at 1:44 pm

Glimpse of Brighton history revealed during chemist refit

A tiny sliver of Brighton’s history was briefly glimpsed this week when a modern sign was taken down, revealing a pre-war shop sign beneath. Harry Ernest Taylor opened a chemist in Elm Grove in 1922, expanding into the unit next door in the 1940s, where he stayed until the...
Posted On 14 Oct 2015 at 1:06 pm

Caroline Lucas calls for couples to sneak mums’ names on marriage certificates

Caroline Lucas has urged couples to squeeze their mothers’ names onto marriage certificates while they wait for the Government to provide an official space on the form for them. The Brighton Pavilion MP was speaking about the plans on Monday’s Woman’s Hour on...
Posted On 14 Oct 2015 at 12:49 pm

Brighton beach smoking ban report delayed after flood of consultation responses

So many people responded to a consultation on a proposed smoking ban on Brighton and Hove’s beaches and parks that a report into what they said has been put back two months. More than 1,500 people took part in the consultation, which asked people what they thought about a...
Posted On 14 Oct 2015 at 12:21 pm

Motorcyclist left with broken ribs and collarbone after crash with car

Police are seeking witnesses to a crash on the A259 Fishersgate Terrace, Portslade, at its junction with William Street, in which a motorcyclist was seriously injured. It happened at 11.15am on Sunday when a green Suzuki 500 motorcycle was in collision with a green Mazda MX-5...
Posted On 14 Oct 2015 at 9:40 am