Man saved by Brighton lifeboat crew after jumping into the sea from the pier at 4am

A man’s life was saved by members of the RNLI Brighton lifeboat crew after he jumped into the sea from the Palace Pier at 4am this morning (Friday 18 December). The lifeboat crew were called out after the man was reported to be threatening to jump from the pier. The volunteer...
Posted On 18 Dec 2015 at 5:34 pm

Shoreham air crash pilot interviewed by police

The pilot of the Hawker Hunter jet that crashed during the Shoreham air show has been interviewed by police. Andy Hill, 51, miraculously survived the crash which happened on Saturday 22 August as thousands watched his display. But 11 men died, some of them as they sat in traffic...
Posted On 18 Dec 2015 at 3:34 pm

Star Wars reaches Brighton Town Hall as one councillor compares another to Darth Vader

A Hove Conservative politician was compared to Darth Vader at a council meeting on the opening night of the latest Star Wars film tonight (Thursday 17 December). Councillor Peter Atkinson, a Labour member for North Portslade, suggested that Councillor Tony Janio was the Tory...
Posted On 17 Dec 2015 at 10:23 pm

More than 100 arrested in drink-drive crackdown

More than a hundred people have been arrested by Sussex Police in the annual crackdown on drink and drug driving since the start of the month. The force said that a total of 102 arrests had been made since the Christmas crackdown started on Tuesday 1 December. Of those, 50 have...
Posted On 17 Dec 2015 at 8:56 pm

Hove doctors will continue to look after most former Goodwood Court patients

A doctors’ surgery in Hove has agreed to continue to look after most patients who were previously on the list at Goodwood Court. The Charter Medical Centre took on many Goodwood Court patients when the practice was shut down by a watchdog – the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – in...
Posted On 17 Dec 2015 at 6:40 pm

FA Cup: Brave Hawks crash out of cup

Whitehawk 2 Dagenham & Redbridge 3 (AET) Whitehawk’s dream of playing Everton at Goodison Park is over as they went out of the FA Cup to League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge. Danny Mills put the Hawks ahead on 18 minutes after great work from Jake Robinson. Kyle...
Posted On 16 Dec 2015 at 10:56 pm

Brighton bomb claims another victim

A police officer who dealt with the aftermath of the Grand hotel bomb in Brighton has died. Jonathan Woods, a retired Metropolitan Police detective, suffered a form of cancer linked to asbestos that he is believed to have breathed in after the blast in 1984. Mr Woods was an...
Posted On 16 Dec 2015 at 10:02 pm

Brighton and Hove health chiefs agree new priorities

Health chiefs approved new priorities for the coming four years with themes that include reducing inequalities and integrating services. The Greens said that the aims were laudable but would be undermined by significant budget cuts. Labour accepted that money would be tight and...
Posted On 16 Dec 2015 at 7:55 pm

Parent-led group responds to proposed changes affecting vulnerable children in Brighton and Hove

A parent-led support group has responded to proposed changes to support services for some of the most vulnerable children in Brighton and Hove. Mascot, which stands for Managing Autistic Spectrum Condition Online Together, is urging open communication and proper consultation to...
Posted On 16 Dec 2015 at 3:41 pm

Big drop in Brighton and Hove mental health patients being held in police cells

The number of mental health patients in Brighton and Hove being held in police cells has dropped after a concerted drive by health chiefs and Sussex Police. Only six have been detained in police cells under section 136 of the Mental Health Act in the current financial year. This...
Posted On 16 Dec 2015 at 1:19 pm