Man attacks woman in car in Saltdean

A woman was attacked in a car parked outside a Saltdean pub, according to police, who have appealed for witnesses to come forward. Sussex Police said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a woman in her early twenties who was attacked in Saltdean on Sunday 6...
Posted On 14 Mar 2016 at 8:21 pm

Ambulance trust chairman resigns before regulator publishes report into call handling scandal

The chairman of the ambulance trust that serves Brighton and Hove has resigned as a regulator prepares to publish a critical report about the 111 call handling scandal. Tony Thorne had been suspended from his position at the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) as had...
Posted On 14 Mar 2016 at 8:11 pm

Brighton MP speaks out about plan for homes on old school site

Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby has spoken out about plans to build dozens of homes and a residential care home in place of an old school in his constituency. The Conservative MP made his remarks after meeting campaigners from SAFE (St Aubyns Field Evergreen) who oppose the...
Posted On 14 Mar 2016 at 5:05 pm

Brighton researchers share £1.5m funding to study children’s first steps

Researchers from Brighton University are to share £1.5 million funding to study the way children’s feet develop at around the time they take their first steps. They aim to provide parents and clinicians with improved knowledge to care for children’s feet. The team will study how...
Posted On 14 Mar 2016 at 3:26 pm

Brighton bursts into spring

Spring has well and truly sprung in Brighton and Hove, with signs all around that sunnier days are well and truly on their way. Here’s a selection of pictures from around the city which should bring a smile to the most curmudgeonly of faces – and if you have one...
Posted On 14 Mar 2016 at 2:56 pm

Brighton developers face longest wait in Sussex for planning permission

Staff shortages and high demand have helped put Brighton and Hove at the bottom of a league table of Sussex planning authorities – and at risk of government intervention. Newly released figures show the city’s planning department delivered only 43% of decisions on...
Posted On 14 Mar 2016 at 2:48 pm

Sussex University occupation ends

A student sit-in at the University of Sussex has ended peacefully – but campaigners have vowed to continue their fight to stop a former student being deported. Luqman Onikosi has been told he must leave the country, a decision described as a “death sentence” because he...
Posted On 14 Mar 2016 at 1:29 pm

Millionaire developer charged with manslaughter over Stanmer worksite death

Brighton millionaire property developer Mike Holland has been charged with manslaughter over the death of a workman at one of his properties, Stanmer House. David Clark, 55, of Dyke Road Avenue, Hove, died on Tuesday 28 October 2014 after falling from a building in the stable...
Posted On 14 Mar 2016 at 10:45 am

Detectives hunting biker who evaded two police helicopters charge 32-year-old man

Detectives hunting a biker who managed to escape dozens of police officers and two force helicopters on Thursday have charged a man.
Posted On 14 Mar 2016 at 9:37 am