Brighton house combed by forensics as man charged with rape and false imprisonment

A man has appeared in court charged with rape and false imprisonment after a house in Brighton was combed by forensics officers last week. Ryan Anderson, 22, of Harsleden Gardens in north west London, has been remanded to crown court charged with two counts of rape, one count of...
Posted On 22 Mar 2016 at 8:23 am

Greens urge Brighton and Hove council to stop using potentially toxic weedkiller

A weedkiller commonly used across Brighton and Hove is potentially poisonous, the Green Party has warned. And on Thursday (24 March) Green councillors will urge Brighton and Hove City Council to stop using it throughout the area. The party said: “Green councillors are calling for...
Posted On 21 Mar 2016 at 11:21 pm

Crash closes A23 on the edge of Brighton just before rush hour

A crash led to the closure of the A23 at the junction with the A27 on the edge of Brighton an hour before the start of the evening rush hour. No one was injured in the crash which the Highways Agency said involved three vehicles and the police said involved two cars. The...
Posted On 21 Mar 2016 at 7:02 pm

Two arrests after fraud raids across Brighton and Hove

Two men have been arrested in Brighton today after a series of raids along the south coast.   The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), assisted by Sussex Police, carried out warrants at a number of addresses in Sussex as part on an ongoing operation into...
Posted On 21 Mar 2016 at 6:34 pm

New Madeira Terrace supports to be placed either side of Concorde2

Steel supports are to be placed at three locations along the crumbling Madeira Terraces to shore up the structure while a long-term solution is found. A planning application has been submitted by a Brighton and Hove City Council building surveyor to put supporting steelworks...
Posted On 21 Mar 2016 at 6:29 pm

The celebrity soprano, the parking ticket and the Twitter spat

A furious row has broken out today between a famous soprano and the city council after the singer was given a parking fine despite having bought a ticket. Camilla Kerslake, who was in Brighton to write her third album, was issued the fine on Friday after the warden failed to spot...
Posted On 21 Mar 2016 at 3:52 pm

Brighton house share restrictions ‘are pushing out young professionals’

Young professional house sharers say that house-sharing restrictions aimed at curbing the “studentification” of some Brighton neighbourhoods are having the unintended effect of leaving them out in the cold. For three years now, the council has refused to allow new...
Posted On 21 Mar 2016 at 2:50 pm

Man charged with sex offences against three girls in the 80s

An OAP has been charged with a string of historic sex offences against three girls which are alleged to have taken place in Hove in the 1980s. Michael Coggins, 68, retired, of Church St, Alcombe, Minehead, has been charged with 21 sexual offences against young girls known to him,...
Posted On 21 Mar 2016 at 2:11 pm

Man in court after police chase through Moulsecoomb

A man has been charged with driving offences after he allegedly failed to stop for police in Moulsecoomb, Brighton, on Sunday (20 March). Ben Clark, 19 of Birdham Road, Brighton, has been charged with failing to stop for a police officer, failing to comply with a red traffic...
Posted On 21 Mar 2016 at 1:11 pm

Traffic stopped as car bursts into flames in Hove

Residents and workers in the area stopped in their tracks to watch as flames engulfed a car on the corner of Church Street and Grand Avenue in Hove today.
Posted On 21 Mar 2016 at 11:52 am