Brighton firefighters perform life-saving resuscitation

Firefighters from Brighton have been praised by paramedics after carrying out life-saving resuscitation on a patient. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters have been thanked by their colleagues at South East Coast Ambulance Service for giving a patient ‘the best...
Posted On 25 Dec 2015 at 1:52 pm

Brighton homeless charity pleads for help

Brighton’s leading homeless charity BHT has issued a plea for help with 150 men and women using its main day centre – First Base – over Christmas. BHT (Brighton Housing Trust) said: “This year over a 1,000 people came to First Base in housing crisis. “We urgently need your...
Posted On 25 Dec 2015 at 1:12 pm

Drink-driving Brighton waiter banned from the roads for this Christmas – and next

A drink-driving Brighton waiter has been banned from the roads not just for this Christmas – but for next Christmas too. Alecio Vieira, 33, of Newmarket Road, Brighton, was arrested on the A27 at the Beddingham roundabout, near Lewes, on Sunday 6 December. He was charged with...
Posted On 25 Dec 2015 at 10:39 am

Brighton students serve up Christmas lunch for local pensioners

Students at a Brighton school prepared and served a free Christmas lunch for older members of their local community, including sheltered housing residents. The youngsters – from the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) – made the four-course meal at the Bevy community pub....
Posted On 24 Dec 2015 at 3:02 pm

Fire in Hove flats may have been arson

An arsonist may be to blame for a fire at a block of flats in Hove. Twenty people had to be put up in emergency accommodation after the fire on Monday afternoon. Sussex Police said: “Police are treating a fire at a block of flats in Hove as suspicious. “Officers were...
Posted On 23 Dec 2015 at 11:16 pm

Police appeal for help finding man who was last seen in Brighton

A 60-year-old man who was last seen in Brighton has been reported missing to Sussex Police. The force said: “Police are concerned about the welfare of missing 60-year-old Brian Bennett, from Peacehaven. “Brian was last seen when he dropped his wife in Brighton at around midday on...
Posted On 23 Dec 2015 at 9:55 pm

Train crew shortages bring more frustration for Brighton and Hove commuters

Commuters from Brighton and Hove faced another day of frustration as train crew shortages were blamed for a series of delays and cancellations. The problems on the railways were exacerbated by signal failure in the Haywards Heath area and at Littlehampton. Hove MP Peter Kyle is...
Posted On 23 Dec 2015 at 8:26 pm

Brighton teenager wanted for recall to prison

A Brighton teenager is being hunted by police who want to return him to prison. William Westein, 19, formerly of Theobald House, Blackman Street, Brighton, was jailed for 18 months when he appeared at Lewes Crown Court less than a fortnight ago on Friday 11 December. He was part...
Posted On 23 Dec 2015 at 3:35 pm

Brighton gang face prison after kidnapping teenager in broad daylight

A gang of men face a stretch in prison after three of them kidnapped a 19-year-old in a Brighton street in broad daylight. The five men are currently in prison on remand awaiting sentence after two of them were convicted by a jury at Lewes Crown today (Tuesday 22 December). They...
Posted On 22 Dec 2015 at 10:22 pm

Makeovers push Brighton pub company into the red

A series of makeovers has pushed Brighton’s biggest pub company into the red although takings are up. And the long closure of the A259 Brighton seafront road – King’s Road – hampered its finances, delaying one of the refits. The Laine Pub Company, formerly Inn Brighton, said that...
Posted On 22 Dec 2015 at 3:39 pm