Firefighters warn of new way bad parking puts lives at risk

Bad parking in Brighton’s narrow streets has long been a cause of concern for emergency services who fear their way may be blocked as a result. But this week, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service launched a campaign to raise awareness of another parking peril –...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 1:28 pm

Tiny buses deliver books to Mile Oak schoolchildren

A miniature Brighton and Hove Bus is being put into service delivering books to children at Mile Oak Primary School this week. The wooden bus is one of a fleet of four originally created by a friend of the school, Peter Coleman and lovingly renovated by the bus company’s...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 12:19 pm

Wet towel caused Brighton hotel bedroom fire

A wet towel placed over a light sparked a fire which led to the evacuation of hundreds of guests at the Kings Hotel on Brighton seafront. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called at 2.42am this morning to reports of fire alarms sounding. Two fire engines from Preston Circus...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 11:42 am

Train boss says sorry to Brighton and Hove passengers

A train company boss has apologised to passengers from Brighton, Hove and Portslade for crowded Thameslink trains, delays and cancellations. Southern Railway’s integration and partnership manager Larry Heyman said that driver shortages on the newly inherited Thameslink routes...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 2:23 am

Brighton hospital bosses plead: ‘Please don’t come to A&E’

Brighton and Hove hospital bosses have urged patients: “Please don’t come to A&E.” The trust that runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton posted a prominent “urgent message” on its website. The Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust website said: “We are...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 1:56 am

Knife-wielding robber steals mobile phone in Brighton mugging

A robber threatened another man with a knife and stole his mobile phone in a mugging in Brighton. The thug demanded cash but the 19-year-old victim didn’t have any on him so the mugger ran off with his phone. The robbery happened in New England Street, Brighton, while the victim...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 1:24 am

Runaway D-Day veteran from Hove dies aged 90

The runaway D-Day veteran and former mayor of Hove, Bernard Jordan, has died peacefully aged 90. Bernie Jordan disappeared from the Pines nursing home in Hove last summer to join fellow veterans commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings. The former Royal Navy...
Posted On 07 Jan 2015 at 12:50 am

Sex attacker foiled after trying to rape woman in Brighton street

A sex attacker fled after being disturbed as he tried to rape a woman in a Brighton street. He befriended the drunk 19-year-old as she was walking home in St James’s Street after a night out. Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the attack which happened shortly after 2am...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015 at 9:52 pm

Portslade newsagents held up at knifepoint

Detectives are searching for a man who carried out an early morning knifepoint robbery at a Portslade newsagents. Just after 6.15am yesterday (Monday 5 January) the man entered Martins, in Valley Road, Portslade, threatened a man working there with a knife, and took £2,900 from...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015 at 3:08 pm

Brighton and Hove homeless charity thanks donors

Donors gave more than £20,000 to the Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) Christmas appeal this year – the most ever, the charity said. BHT bosses said a public thank you to all those who gave for their outstanding generosity this Christmas and for ensuring that the charity exceeded its...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015 at 12:58 pm